Prilosec Lawyer

A Prilosec Lawyer May Help in Cases of PPI Birth Defects

Prilosec (omeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) – a medication used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a disease in which gastric acid, or acid from the stomach, leaks into the esophagus. This leakage, or reflux, causes irritation of the esophagus. Heartburn is another symptom of GERD.

This medication may also be used, in combination with antibiotics, to treat certain types of gastric ulcers. Taking this PPI can increase the risk of certain types of bone breaks, however, especially when it is prescribed in high doses.

This PPI is classified by the FDA as a category C risk for pregnant women. This means that studies in animals have indicated potential harms when the medication is used during pregnancy, but there is not enough data from humans to determine whether it’s toxic to a developing baby. Women whose infants may have been harmed by use of this PPI in pregnancy should contact a Prilosec lawyer.

Prilosec Birth Defects

Data on the passage of this PPI from mother to infant through breastfeeding is also limited, though the PPI’s manufacturer recommends against using the medication while you are breastfeeding. Preliminary studies have shown that Prilosec birth defects may include heart problems, including ventral septal defects, atrial septal defects, holes in the heart or persistent pulmonary hypertension. A Prilosec lawsuit may be appropriate if you believe your child experienced these or other birth defects as a result of this PPI.

Prilosec lawyers can help you sort through your individual situation and determine whether a birth defect may have been caused by this medication.

Prilosec Lawyers and Lawsuits

A Prilosec lawsuit doesn’t have to be a headache. In fact, experienced Prilosec lawyers have already begun winning cases on behalf of families whose children experienced Prilosec birth defects. If you believe your child’s development was harmed by this PPI, consult a Prilosec lawyer today.

Find a Prilosec Lawyer

Experienced Prilosec lawyers at Chaffin Luhana help families understand their legal rights. They would be pleased to help you seek legal resolution if you used this medication or other PPIs during pregnancy. Chaffin Luhana lawyers have helped families impacted by OrthoEvra, Levaquin and Accutane earn compensation. Contact them for a free consultation at 1-888-480-1123.