Victoza Lawsuit: Do You Have a Claim?
Victoza, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2010, has been proven successful in helping those with type 2 diabetes to better manage their condition. However, it has recently come to light through medical trials and studies that the drug may be linked to an increased risk of thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis and kidney failure. Hundreds of plaintiffs throughout the U.S. are filing a Victoza lawsuit with the help of experienced attorneys to seek compensation for their injuries.
If you or someone you know are taking Victoza and you have been diagnosed with a serious health complication, consider seeking legal counsel from professional attorneys to learn more about filing your own Victoza lawsuit and receiving compensation for your condition.
What is Victoza?
The medication, marketed and manufactured by Novo Nordisk, was allegedly intended to prevent patients’ bodies from overproducing sugar while simultaneously working to relieve insulin deficiencies in individuals struggling with diabetes. According to court records, Novo Nordisk allegedly grossed over $670 million in sales of Victoza in just 2011.
Despite the drug’s surging popularity, the FDA allegedly received criticism prior to the drug’s initial approval. Several of the agency’s safety reviewers informed the agency that the drug could potentially cause serious and life-threatening complications such as thyroid cancer and that there was no real urgency to place Victoza on the market since there were already 11 similar drugs available.
Health Risks of Victoza
The FDA acknowledged in 2011 that there could potentially be a relationship between the medication and thyroid cancer after the agency received 25 separate claims of the condition between February 2010 and September 2011. You may be entitled to file a lawsuit with the help of experienced attorneys if you have experienced any one or more of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty swallowing
- A lump in the neck
- Difficulty breathing
Injured patients may also be entitled to compensation if a healthcare provider has diagnosed them with pancreatitis. The condition is evident by the following signs:
- Nausea, vomiting
- Upper abdominal pain
- Oily or smelly stools
- Abdomen tenderness
- Weight loss
In 2011, the FDA updated Victoza’s warning label to inform the public of the possibility of suffering from renal impairment while taking the medication. Those filing claims allege that symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and dehydration all indicated renal impairment, and the suspicion was later confirmed by healthcare providers. If you were diagnosed with this condition, you may be entitled to seek legal counsel from experienced attorneys and receive compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages.
Plaintiffs File a Victoza Lawsuit
Due to the increasing number of lawsuits filed by plaintiffs alleging complications due to incretin mimetics such as Victoza, Byetta, Janumet and Januvia, the cases have been filed into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Southern District of California.
According to court documents, 60 claims were filed in September 2013, but that number increased to over 150 claims the following month. Attorneys speculate that more claims may be filed as additional plaintiffs come forward to seek compensation for their injuries.
For More Information about Filing Your Own Victoza Lawsuit, Contact Attorney Group Today
Have you been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, kidney failure or pancreatitis while taking the medication? At Attorney Group, we can provide you with a free case evaluation to help you determine if you have a valid Victoza lawsuit. We will connect you with experienced attorneys who will assist you throughout the legal process, help you to file your Victoza lawsuit and assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries.