Diabetes drug lawsuits are alleging that some of the most widely adopted diabetes drugs available on the market could potentially cause severe problems. After using certain diabetes drugs, patients have experienced problems that include pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, thyroid cancer, and many others. Popular drugs that are claimed to be the reason include Januvia, Janumet, Victoza, Bydureon, and Byetta. As a result, patients in California and throughout the country could be eligible to bring a diabetes drug lawsuit against manufacturers. By bringing a diabetes drug lawsuit in California, patients can seek compensation for the suffering they have had to endure.
First approved in April 2005, the FDA released warnings as early as 2007. Problems with this drug, according to the FDA, include potential pancreatic cancer and problems in the gastrointestinal tract. Although the drug is still on the market, patients are still reporting severe side effects as a result of using it.
Originally approved by the FDA to treat type II diabetes, this drug has been subject to criticism because of its potentially negative side effects. Pancreatitis and thyroid cancer have been reported for patients of this drug. Further, kidney failure and other problems could result to, according to the FDA.
Originally marketed in 2010, this drug has reported to cause major problems for recipients. Victoza can allegedly cause problems like difficulty breathing, lumps in the neck, hoarseness, and difficulty swallowing. Additionally, it has been alleged that the drug could potentially cause pancreatitis and other pancreatic problems. All of these findings were noted in a June 2011 statement issued by the FDA.
Research from studies in 2009 and 2011 has indicated that Januvia can potentially cause pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. As a result, physicians and the FDA have been warning patients of the potential negative side effects of using this drug. Janumet is the name of a similar medication that has allegedly caused similar problems.
Injured? Consider a Diabetes Drug Lawsuit
Have you or a loved one suffered from a serious medical condition after taking a diabetes drug such as Januvia, Janumet, Victoza, Bydureon, or Byetta? Contact Attorney Group for California. We can help you understand your options, help you determine if you have a case, and connect you with a California attorney who can assist with your claim. Contact us today for your free consultation.