You may be wondering if a kidney lawsuit is worth your time and effort. It will depend on a variety of factors including what caused the kidney disease in the first place, how severe the damage is, your current state of health, and the side effects associated with your disease. The best way to get started is by finding out if you are a candidate for a kidney lawsuit. For example, if you suffer from kidney disease and were taking a high blood pressure medication, it is probably not a good idea to switch medications because it may increase your risk of developing hypertension.
Research the many different types of kidney disease on the internet, at your local library, and in medical journals to fully understand the potential hazards of certain medications and the risks you need to know about before taking them.
Generally, PPIs are one of the most common categories of medications in the United States. These drugs are usually prescribed to treat chronic acid reflux, heartburn, and gastritis. Unfortunately, many patients are unaware of the many studies that reveal that these drugs can lead to severe side effects, such as an altered stomach environment, impaired nutrient absorption, and even more serious medical problems…like dementia. PPI’s are also often prescribed to people with mild kidney damage who have had aneurysms or cerebrovascular accident, and even to people who have had strokes. As you can see, the long term side effects of these drugs can be quite severe.
When a patient takes a PPI, or a proton pump inhibitor, they are only taking medication for the symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn.
While these medications do relieve some of these symptoms, the side effects can be severe, especially in the case of these medications being taken over a long period of time. When this happens, it is known as a chronic illness. In the case of a stroke or aneurysm, these patients may have already suffered from these illnesses prior to taking these medications; therefore, they are already at a higher risk of experiencing side effects.
Recently, there have been increasing number of lawsuits related to the dangers of these drugs.
Many people who were prescribed these medications as necessary preventative measures found out later that they could cause them as much or more harm than help if they are taken for too long. As a result, many people are filing lawsuits claiming that their kidney function was affected due to these side effects. These lawsuits also cover the mental and other health troubles that these individuals are experiencing on a daily basis.
There are a few different classes of these medications, and each has different side effects associated with them.
The two most common medications are PPI’s and Pylorox. One of the more popular drugs is called Nexium and is commonly referred to as a “prilosec” because it acts somewhat like insulin. These medications are often prescribed for a wide variety of conditions related to diabetes and related problems.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with kidney disease or kidney failure, it is imperative that you consult a qualified professional for a complete diagnosis.
You should not attempt to self diagnose, and even though your health care provider may be able to give you a prescription for either insulin or prilosec, these medications cannot cure or treat kidney disease or failure. They can, however, alleviate some of the symptoms and possible further complications of this disease and help to speed up the recovery process.
While it is true that these medications can make your recovery quicker and easier, they should never be taken as a “quick fix” for the problem. A kidney disease or failure patient should always consult a medical professional for the highest quality care.