A lawsuit has been filed in Texas against AstraZeneca over an increased risk of bone fractures allegedly caused by Nexium, its acid reflux medication. The Complaint filed in U.S. District Court alleges that 58-year-old Ginny Begin, of Toledo, Ohio, suffered serious bone deterioration after taking Nexium on a daily basis for approximately seven years. Her injuries include a broken leg bone she suffered while walking and three broken bones in her ankle that occurred when she walked down a flight of stairs.
Studies have shown that women have a much greater risk of injuries involving broken bones than do males. In 2010, the FDA issued a safety alert about the increased risk of fractures associated with prescription proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), including Nexium. The suit, which is believed to be the first, alleges AstraZeneca failed to warn patients or doctors of the increased risks. There will be more lawsuits filed very soon. Jason Gibson of The Gibson Law Firm in Houston, is representing the Plaintiff in the Texas lawsuit.
Source: Lawyers USA Online
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