Heartburn Medicine Has Been Linked to Increased Risk of Bone Fractures

In a report from the Doctor’s Lounge, it has been found that the use of heartburn medicines could increase the risk of bone fractures. Known as PPIs, proton pump inhibitors, popular drugs such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid increase the risk by as much as 29%. This latest study also found that there was a 31% increased risk of hip fractures and a 54% increased risk of vertebral fractures with the use of heartburn medicines. Researchers have indicated that other factors may play into the increased risk, such as age and gender. However these preliminary results do raise concerns about whether or not certain patients should be given an alternative type of treatment.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) put warnings back in May, 2010, on PPIs, which indicated there was a risk of fractures. This latest study may give greater weight to these findings. Doctors should be aware of the potential risks before deciding to prescribe heartburn medicine to a patient.  When an individual is injured because of a defective drug, they may be able to pursue compensation for their injuries through a claim. A New York defective drug attorney can investigate your case to determine if you have a valid claim.

Contacting a New York Defective Drug Attorney

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a defective drug, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York defective drug attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a defective drug claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of defective drug attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, dangerous drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your defective drug claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.

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