Aciphex Lawsuit

Aciphex Lawsuit Cases Link Drug to Aciphex Birth Defects

Aciphex eases the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Like other PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) drugs, Aciphex achieves this result by blocking an enzyme in the stomach wall. Several Aciphex lawsuit cases allege the drug causes Aciphex birth defects.

Aciphex Uses

In addition to its use in treating GERD, this PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) also relieves the symptoms of other conditions linked to excessive acid production. Some physicians prescribe Aciphex to heal damage to the esophagus or to help prevent ulcers caused by infectious organisms. If you decide to file an Aciphex lawsuit, an Aciphex lawyer will ask you why you used the drug and in what dosage.


Some people should not use Aciphex due to the potential for adverse events. Those allergic to PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) drugs should avoid Aciphex. If you have severe liver disease or a condition called hypomagnesemia – low magnesium levels – your doctor may recommend a different drug. PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) drugs may increase the risk of fractures in the spine, wrists and hips, so let your doctor know if you have osteoporosis or low bone density.

Aciphex Birth Defects

Although Aciphex is in FDA pregnancy category B, it is possible that Aciphex birth defects will develop if this drug is used during pregnancy. Additionally, scientists do not know how the drug affects nursing infants or if the drug passes into breast milk. Some children born with birth defects go on to lead normal lives, but others require extensive surgery and regular medical care. The financial and emotional costs of Aciphex birth defects are high for these children and their parents.

Aciphex Lawyer Selection

If you take Aciphex during pregnancy and your baby is born with a birth defect, an Aciphex lawyer can help you fight to get the compensation needed to care for your child. Anyone with a possible claim should hire an Aciphex lawyer with experience and a track record of getting results. Trying to represent yourself or hiring an inexperienced attorney to save a few dollars could lead to the loss of your Aciphex lawsuit.

If you gave birth to a baby with a birth defect after taking Aciphex during your pregnancy, contact one of Chaffin Luhana LLP’s Aciphex lawyers immediately. Call 1-888-480-1124 for a free and confidential case review.