Birmingham Personal Injury AND Mass Tort Claim Lawyers

Defective Medications Attorneys

Lawyers Representing People Harmed by Nexium and Prilosec or Other Dangerous Drugs Nationwide

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) like Nexium and Prilosec are among the world’s most commonly used drugs. They are prescribed to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GRD), a condition that causes heartburn.

Proton Pump Inhibitors Pose Serious Health Risks

Unfortunately, the side effects of PPIs can be far worse than the symptoms they are prescribed to treat. The FDA now warns that PPIs can cause interstitial nephritis (kidney inflammation).


In addition, studies suggest that when people stop taking a PPI, they experience GRD at much higher levels than before they started taking the drug, making them dependent on PPIs.

Skilled Attorneys Who Help Those Injured by PPIs – We Help People Across the Nation

At Salter Ferguson, we understand that thousands of people nationwide are at risk of serious harm from PPIs. Our lawyers are here to answer your questions and address the concerns you may have regarding about these defective drugs.

How Do PPIs Cause Health Problems?

PPIs block acid buildup in the stomach that can enter the esophagus and cause heartburn and other symptoms. These drugs also inhibit the absorption of vital minerals, including calcium and magnesium, which can lead to serious health problems.

What Drugs Are Involved?

All Proton Pump Inhibitors pose health risks to patients. People who have taken a PPI for a year or longer are at increased risk.

  • Aciphex (rabeprazole)
  • Dexilant (dexlansoprazole)
  • Nexium (esomeprazole)
  • Prevacid (lansoprazole)
  • Prilosec (omeprazole)
  • Protonix (pantoprazole)
  • Vimovo (naproxen / esomeprazole)
  • Zegerid (omeprazole / sodium bicarbonate)

Many of our clients have suffered complications merely by taking an FDA-approved drug their doctors prescribed. Unfortunately, the manufacturer of these drugs did not properly warn doctors and patients of the risks posed by these drugs. For example, the first reports of PPIs causing interstitial nephritis were published in 1992, but the FDA did not require that the risk of interstitial nephritis be added to PPI warning labels until 2014.

Contact an Experienced Defective Drug Lawyer Today!  

If you or a member of your family has suffered from kidney inflammation or interstitial nephritis while taking Nexium, Prilosec or another PPI, you may be able to seek financial compensation. To learn if we can help, please contact us online.

We offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation. There is no charge to learn if you have an actionable case. Our clients pay no upfront fees or costs unless we obtain financial compensation in their case. From our office in Birmingham, we represent people injured by PPIs and other defective products and defective drugs nationwide.

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What Sets

Salter Ferguson Apart


    Karen Salter is a registered nurse, and a former hospital manager. Her daughter, Carmen Ferguson, is a former insurance adjuster. Together, we have more than 30 years of legal experience to put to work on your case.

  • Professional & Personal Service

    We provide our injured clients with the personal service that they deserve. We keep you informed of developments in your case, answer your questions and return your calls and emails promptly. You will never be just another case at Salter Ferguson, LLC.

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    Salter Ferguson, LLC is Alabama-based but nationally recognized. Over the years we have won millions of dollars in financial compensation for injury victims. We have the skills and experience to achieve positive outcomes in challenging cases, yet we treat every client as if they were a member of our family.

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