Those living with type 2 diabetes may be prescribed Victoza to help them better manage their blood glucose levels. Although the injectable medication has successfully helped patients, the once-daily drug has also been linked to several adverse and potentially life-threatening complications that may result in organ failure, permanent disability and death. Other conditions allegedly caused by Victoza such as thyroid cancer, kidney failure and pancreatitis may also be fatal.
If you or a loved one is taking Victoza and you are suffering from adverse side effects, it is important to seek legal counsel from an experienced attorney in California. Contact Attorney Group for California today to learn more about your legal rights and determine if you have a Victoza lawsuit. We can review your case at no cost to you and connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you in pursuing your claim.
Manufactured and marketed by Novo Nordisk, Victoza was designed to help relieve insulin deficiencies in type 2 diabetes patients while preventing the body from overproducing sugar. Due to the manufacturer’s allegedly questionable marketing techniques, sales of Victoza soared, and the drug grossed more than $670 million in one year. As a result, thousands of type 2 diabetes patients wanted to learn more about this “wonder drug,” and many sought out prescriptions as a way to control their conditions.
The drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January 2010 to allegedly help type 2 diabetes patients to better control the levels of sugar in their blood. Daily Victoza use was reportedly best to help the patient’s body produce more insulin and to use the insulin in a more productive manner. Hundreds of other patients have suffered from allergic reactions, thyroid cancer, renal failure, pancreatitis and other serious side effects, prompting them to file a Victoza lawsuit to seek compensation for their injuries.
Health Risks and Side Effects
In June 2011 the FDA acknowledged that there was a potential relationship between thyroid cancer and Victoza. The agency analyzed claims of cancer that were submitted between February 2010 and September 2011. If you have experienced one or more of the following symptoms of thyroid cancer, speak with your doctor. If diagnosed, you may be eligible to file a Victoza lawsuit in California:
- A lump in the neck
- Trouble swallowing
- Difficulty breathing
The month prior, the FDA required that Victoza’s warning label be updated to indicate that the medication may cause renal impairment in some patients as well as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or dehydration that may or may not require hemodialysis. If you suffered from renal impairment while taking Victoza, contact an experienced attorney in California to learn more about filing a Victoza lawsuit.
Records indicate that 200 cases of acute pancreatitis and 28 claims of pancreatic cancer were submitted to the FDA as of July 2011, prompting patients across the U.S. to seek legal counsel to protect their rights. Other severe side effects sustained by many patients filing Victoza lawsuits including hives, itching, rashes, intense abdominal pain, kidney disease and low blood glucose levels.
Injured While Taking Victoza? You May Have a Victoza Lawsuit in California
If you would like to learn more about filing a Victoza lawsuit in California to seek compensation for your injuries, contact Attorney Group for California. Those who have suffered from renal failure, allergic reactions, thyroid cancer or other complications may have legal recourse, and we can help patients understand their rights in each unique situation.
If you decide you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney in California who can assist you in filing your Victoza lawsuit and work to help you recover the damages to which you may be entitled. You may be eligible to receive compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of earning capacity or past or future medical expenses.