More than 60 million Americans suffer from heartburn at least once a month, with an estimated 15 million suffering from heartburn every single day1. That’s why heartburn medications like Nexium have become blockbuster drugs used by millions of people. In fact, Nexium became the second most-prescribed drug in the country in 2010.
Even though Nexium is one of the top sellers in the United States and has brought in billions of dollars for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, the drug carries side effects that have put countless users at risk for fractures, infections, kidney troubles, and more.
As a result of these hidden or understated side effects, thousands of people have filed lawsuits against the maker of Nexium over claims that it failed to warn patients and doctors of side effects, made defective drugs, concealed dangers, and more.