Dexilant Lawsuit

Reviewing the Potential for a Dexilant Lawsuit

Patients filing a Dexilant lawsuit in the past may have complained of injuries involving bone fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine.  In May 2010, the FDA warned of a possible increased risk of these types of bone fractures in patients taking medications like Dexilant.  New research and FDA adverse event reports also indicate a possible link between Dexilant and Dexilant birth defects.

Parents facing the difficult challenge of caring for a baby with Dexlant birth defects may be able to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering with a succesful Dexilant lawsuit.

Dexilant One of Many Proton Pump Inhibitor Medications

Dexilant belongs to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).  PPIs help reduce stomach acid.  These medications are prescribed for the treatment of stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and frequent heartburn.

Pregnant women may be prescribed a PPI to help treat the frequent heartburn that accompanies pregnancy.  Since there currently are no warnings about Dexilant birth defects on the label of PPIs, mothers typically are unaware of any potential dangers to their unborn children.

Studies Indicate a Link Between PPI Drugs and Dexilant Birth Defects

The FDA currently classifies Dexilant as a Category B medication, which indicates that animal and/or human studies have been inconclusive as to the safety of the drug on the health of a fetus.  Two 2010 studies published in Gastroenterology and The New England Journal of Medicine indicate that mothers who took PPI drugs while pregnant had a higher risk of birth defects like Dexilant birth defects.

The first study examined over 200,000 women and found that those who took a proton pump inhibitor during the first trimester were twice as likely to have a baby with a heart defect.  The second study showed that women taking the drug in the four weeks prior to conception were also at a greater risk of giving birth to newborns with birth defects.

Eligibility for a Dexilant Lawsuit

Parents considering a Dexilant lawsuit may be eligible if the mother took a PPI drug before or during pregnancy.  An experienced Dexilant lawyer is best suited to advise parents about their chance of recovery in a Dexilant lawsuit.

Considering a Dexilant Lawsuit

Parents who have had a child with Dexilant birth defects may be eligible for a Dexilant lawsuit.  If you or a loved one has been injured by Dexilant or have had a child with Dexilant birth defects, contact the Dexilant lawyers at Chaffin Luhana LP today for a confidential case evaluation at 1-888-480-1123.