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Prilosec and Nexium Lawsuit Filed In New Jersey

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Susan Poznanovich, of Illinois, has filed a lawsuit against AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP., AstraZeneca LP., Astra USA Inc., KBI Sub Inc., Zeneca Inc., Astra USA Holdings Corp., AstraZeneca, AB, AstraZeneca PLC., and AstraZeneca UK LTD., alleging negligent and wrongful conduct in connection with the design, development, manufacture, testing, packaging, promoting, marketing, distributing, labeling and sale of Prilosec and Nexium.

According to the lawsuit, Poznanovich took Prilosec and Nexium from 1995 to 2010 and suffered weakened or brittle bones and multiple fractures because the defendant:

  • concealed and continues to conceal knowledge of the drug’s lack of long term benefits and unreasonably dangerous risks
  • failed to inform consumers of the well established risk associated with long term use
  • failed to conduct adequate and sufficient post marketing surveillance.

Prilosec and Nexium belong to a group of medications known as Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) and are used to treat heartburn, acid reflex, ulcers and inflammation of the esophagus, however they prevent calcium absorption causing bone deterioration and fractures.

The lawsuit claims that in May 2010, the FDA mandated the manufacturers of PPIs to include safety information and warnings about the increased risks associated with PPIs. On March 22,2011 The FDA issued a safety alert stating that use of PPI results in an increased risk of fractures.

In June 2009, Poznanovich suffered multiple fractures of her right foot, and in December 2009, multiple fractures of her left foot. Poznanovich, who is being represented by Attorney David Krangle of Parker Waichman Alonso LLP., seeks a jury trial and compensatory damages, punitive damages, ascertainable economic loses, treble damages, attorney’s fees, reimbursement of the cost of Prilosec and Nexium, reimbursement for all past, present and future health and medical costs related to the drugs per quod and derivative damages.

 

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Prilosec and Nexium Lawsuit Filed In New Jersey was posted on Monday, July 11th, 2011 at 9:20 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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