Antacids are medicines or substances that neutralize the acidity of the stomach. They are used to treat conditions like heartburn, upset stomach, indigestion, and other symptoms. Antacids can be obtained through prescription or over-the-counter (like Nexium). They have been associated with various side effects and injuries such as:
- Kidney problems
- Issues with osteoporosis
- Malabsorption of vitamins and nutrients
- Issues with bowel movements
In some cases, these side effects can be severe, and may result in long-term injury to the user. Some antacid products have been subject to product recalls.
Who can be Held Liable for Injuries Resulting from the Use of Antacids?
While antacids are relatively safe to use, injuries can still occur from their use. Various parties can be held liable for antacid injuries. In particular the manufacturer of an antacid product can be held liable for injuries caused by product defects. An example of this is where the antacid product does not follow proper procedures regarding warning labels and instructions. In such cases, the product will likely be recalled as well.
In other cases, medical professionals can be held liable for prescription errors involving antacids. For instance, if a doctor prescribes the wrong antacid product to a patient, or prescribes the wrong dosage, they may be held liable for injuries resulting from the error. These types of errors are particularly dangerous as they can lead to overdose and even fatal responses.
What are the Legal Remedies for Antacid Injury Cases?
Antacid injury cases can involve comprehensive determinations of liability and analysis of various laws. These types of lawsuits will typically result in a monetary damages award for the injured party. This will usually compensate them for losses like medical bills, any costs of additional medical procedures, medication costs, and other losses like lost wages.
In some instances, class action lawsuits can be filed if many consumers were injured by the same type of antacid product or issue.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with an Antacid Lawsuit?
Antacid injury lawsuits can be complex and can involve a mix of different laws. You may need to hire a personal injury lawyer in your area if you need help with an antacid legal claim. Your attorney can provide you with legal advice for your case and can represent you throughout the process.