NexiumDetails on how to file a claim for the Nexium class action lawsuit settlement have arrived! If you purchased the heartburn medication Nexium in or from Massachusetts since March 2001, you may be able to claim a cash payment from the $20 million class action settlement.

The Nexium settlement resolves a long-running class action lawsuit (Commonwealth Care Alliance, et al. v. AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals L.P., et al.) that accuses AstraZeneca of deceptively marketing Nexium as superior to its other heartburn drug, Prilosec, and its generic version, omeprazole, in order to get consumers to purchase the more expensive Nexium.

AstraZeneca denies the allegations but has agreed to establish a $20 million class action lawsuit settlement to resolve the litigation.

Class Members of the Nexium class action settlement include any person or entity who, from March 1, 2001 through February 6, 2013:

  • Purchased Nexium in or from Massachusetts, or
  • Reimbursed or paid for Nexium dispensed in Massachusetts, or
  • Reimbursed or paid for Nexium purchased by mail order from Massachusetts

If the settlement is granted final approval, Consumer Class Members will receive 43.38% of the net fund, and Third-Party Payors will receive 56.62% of the net fund.

If you are a consumer, you have two payment options: a flat-rate payment of $25 or a full refund of the amount you paid for Nexium. Uninsured consumers who paid for Nexium with cash can receive $97 per prescription or 54% of the total amount they paid. Insured consumers who paid for Nexium with a co-pay or coinsurance can receive $17.50 per prescription or 61% of the amount paid.

Third-Party Payors will receive an estimated 44.5% reimbursement of the amount they paid.

The only way to receive a cash award from the Nexium class action settlement is to submit a valid Claim Form postmarked, faxed, emailed or submitted online by August 30, 2013.

Claim Forms and more information on your rights in the Nexium Class Action Lawsuit Settlement can be found at www.MassachusettsNexiumLitigation.com.

UPDATE: The Settlement Administrator, Garden City Group, has posted an update that distribution of settlement checks began in late 2013 and is ongoing. Class Members who submitted a valid claim will likely see their checks soon.

 

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18 Comments

  • steve-Oh April 5, 2013

    #01 – signed up, it was easy!!

  • vittoria webster April 9, 2013

    I have been taken Nexium for years!

  • R. Young April 12, 2013

    Will this be open for any other state?

  • MR.T.L.C. August 9, 2013

    BETWEEN NOW WHICH IS 08/09/2013 AND AUGUST 31th. YOU HEAR THE LAWSUIT NEXIUM WILL BE SETTLED. DOES THIS MEAN THAT BOTH OF THE TWO DIFFERENT LAWSUITS THAT IS GOING ON FOR THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG NEXIUM WILL BE SETTLED. ONE IF YOU JUST BOUGHT THIS DRUG NEXIUM ONE IS IN THIS LAWSUIT FOR NEXIUM./ THE OTHER LAWSUIT IF YOU GOT SEVERE SIDE EFFECTS FROM THIS BAD DRUG NEXIUM. SO PLEASE IF YOU KNOW IF THE LAWYERS AND THEIR LAWFIRMS ARE GOING TO BE SETTELING BOTH CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS THAT IS PLACED ON NEXIUM. IN AUGUST OF 2013. THANK YOU FOR YOU IMPUT: FROM: MR.T.L.C. – – W.Va. – – 08/09/2013 – – 12:48/pm – – EST – – USA – – W.Va.

  • billyjoe dufrene September 1, 2013

    Please help me get in the lawsuite!!! I been trying for months!!! I am 20 with degenerate disc disease from taking nexium. Have the spine of a 65 year old. Falling apart. Hand and legs go numb at random. Toes was numb for 3 days and just got feeling back in them. Pee the bed because of the shock it sends my body wen I try to get up. Please help me get money for this!!! I need to pay my thinks off before im crippled or there will really be no point in life. Please help.

  • Caroline K Belt January 9, 2014

    I have taken Nexium daily for ten plus years. I did not know Acid Reflux medication was degenerating my bones. Now I have to take Reclast once year. Along with taking Vitamin D, Calcium and Caltrate daily. Please help me.

  • Johnnie Sanders January 12, 2014

    Is this lawsuit for Alabama as well

  • Danny January 16, 2014

    Hi Everyone, Hey MR.T.L.C will you please respond with the name of the firm handling the second suit you mentioned. I have been looking for 3 weeks for info. and haven’t been able to locate the firm.

  • steve-oh January 21, 2014

    WOW!!! The checks arrived today, one for my daughter for $458.63 and one for myself (I have been on it a lot longer) for $4,815.57!!!!! Outstanding!!! Thanks Top Class Action for keeping me informed!

    • sharon January 27, 2014

      WhenIsTheChecksComing

  • Lynn January 23, 2014

    I was an insured consumer, and just received my payment from this lawsuit, more than I’d expected. I took nexium for a fairly short time only. The full notice on their website led me to believe I’d get 61% of my co-pays (the higher of $17.50 or 61%). Here it says 100% in one place and the 61%/17.50 amount in another. I received very close to the 100% amount. Would someone explain to me when one would get the 100% vs. the 61%/17.50?

    • steve-oh January 26, 2014

      I received more than I had expected, but I re-read the info on the site and the last line said if there were not enough claims filed, the ones who did file could get a max. of 3 times their regular claim amount. Hope that helps.

  • Cynthia Martin January 25, 2014

    I have been taking Nexium for 15 years, I was not aware of the lawsuit. Now, the deadline has passed to join the lawsuit, is there anything we can do?

  • sharon January 27, 2014

    WhenIsTheChecksComing

  • Eric Plocica April 19, 2014

    I signed up for the suit in Massachusetts last year, I was taking nexium in 2003-2004, and I moved out of state in Dec 2013, Wisconsin to be exact…. and did not leave a forwarding addresss, how will I get my check….?

  • Brenda Gordon June 9, 2014

    Does this class action include mass tort lawsuites against AstraZeneca for nexium fractures in Houston, Tx? Are what is the latest news on that frount? Waiting to hear, if settlement is reached, dismissed or trial. Thank you

    • Brenda June 19, 2014

      It’s in the judges hands,but there will probably more to it, whatever he decides

      • Brenda Gordon July 16, 2014

        Thank you for the info. I found out the judge wants to meat with both attorneys about whether to dismiss the whole case. That’s good news, because the judge didn’t,t automataly dismiss . It’s not over yet, I,ll keep my fingers crossed.LOL.

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