Popular heartburn medications including Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid may be responsible for triggering heart attacks. The attorneys of D. Miller & Associates are investigating whether our clients might be able to file a legal claim due to non disclosure of this potentially fatal risk. We have lots of experience helping victims of defective drugs and medical devices.
A recent study from Houston Methodist and Stanford University shows that these drugs and others in the category of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) might increase the risk of cardiac events by up to 20%.
The researchers examined data for 2.9 million patients which showed an increased risk of heart attacks in those using PPI’s. The same medical records did not show this risk in those that use H2 blockers, another category of antacid drugs.
Dr. Nicholas Leeper, senior author of this study said [...]