Going forward, Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) cases will follow a number of new deadlines ordered by the federal court post the 5th Case Management Conference scheduled this November. Nearly 300 PPI cases are filed in the District of New Jersey by patients who developed renal issues allegedly linked to PPI usage. The drugs include Nexium, Prilosec, PrevAcid, and others.
Allegations hurled by the plaintiffs include that the defendants knew of the kidney failure and other kidney complications, yet failed to provide the patients and doctors with appropriate warnings.
All federally-filed PPI lawsuits were centralized in the District of New Jersey, for coordinated discovery and other pretrial proceedings in August, earlier this year, before Judge Claire C. Cecchi.