Both Bydureon and Byetta work in a similar manner by stimulating the pancreas to increase insulin production. Bydureon is a longeracting form of Byetta, but both have been the focus of lawsuits and adverse event reports filed by patients across the U.S.
Bydureon was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012 to help type 2 diabetes patients better manage their blood sugar levels. While many have successfully taken Bydureon with little or no side effects, others have allegedly developed pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer due to the medication. Contact Attorney Group for Colorado today for more information about filing a Colorado Bydureon lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries.
Side Effects of Bydureon
Bydureon may cause common side effects such as headaches, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, constipation, and itching or small bumps where the medication is injected. However, some patients have also reportedly developed thyroid cancer, pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer while taking Bydureon. In many cases, patients may be unaware that they have pancreatitis because the symptoms of the condition may not be severe or warrant medical attention.
If you received a cancer diagnosis from your healthcare provider, or if you have noticed one or more of the following signs of pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer while taking Bydureon, consider seeking legal counsel to learn more about filing a Colorado Bydureon lawsuit:
- colored stools
- Rapid weight loss
- Abdominal pain
- colored urine
The FDA issued a safety warning in October 2007 to inform consumers that Byetta, a similar medication to Bydureon, may potentially increase a patient’s risk of pancreatic cancer. The agency also acknowledged that Bydureon may cause allergic reactions, lower blood sugar levels, and kidney failure in some patients. Individuals who have experienced one or more adverse effects are encouraged to contact Attorney Group for Colorado to determine whether they are eligible to file a Colorado Bydureon lawsuit.
Patients File Colorado Bydureon Lawsuits
In pending lawsuits, patients accuse the manufacturer of failing to adequately test Bydureon before releasing it for public use. Plaintiffs also allege that they suffered from internal bleeding, organ failure, and necrotizing pancreatitis as a result of Bydureon. If you were diagnosed with cancer or if you experienced other complications that you believe may be linked to Bydureon, you may be eligible to file a Colorado Bydureon lawsuit and seek compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages.
Considering Filing a Colorado Bydureon Lawsuit?
Contact Attorney Group for Colorado today if you developed pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis while taking Bydureon. We can help answer your questions and provide you with a free case evaluation to help you determine if you are entitled to file a Colorado Bydureon lawsuit. If you have a case, Attorney Group for Colorado can connect you with an affiliated attorneys who can file a Colorado Bydureon lawsuit on your behalf and work to help you recover the damages to which you may be entitled. Contact Attorney Group for Colorado today.