Amylin Pharmaceuticals is currently facing lawsuits filed on behalf of plaintiffs who have allegedly developed pancreatitis while taking the manufacturer’s well-known type 2 diabetes medication, Byetta. Although the product received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005, plaintiffs accuse Amylin of producing a defective and dangerous product. If you or someone you love took Byetta and subsequently experienced complications that you believe were caused by the medication, consider contacting Attorney Group for Colorado to learn more about your options.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your condition and diagnosis, you may be eligible to file a Colorado Byetta lawsuit against the manufacturer and recover damages for your injuries. If you have a case, Attorney Group for Colorado can connect you with one of our affiliated attorneys who can file a Colorado Byetta lawsuit on your behalf and help you recover the damages to which you may be entitled.
Byetta and other incretin mimetics are designed to stimulate the pancreas to increase insulin production when the patient’s blood sugar drops. Between 2005 and 2008, Amylin Pharmaceuticals grossed $700 million from Byetta sales, despite mounting research indicating a possible relationship between Byetta and pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Other alleged complications include:
- Allergic reactions
- Chest and abdominal pain
- Renal impairment
- Elevated respiratory and heart rates
- Acute necrotizing pancreatitis
- Kidney damage or failure
- Unstable blood pressure
- Vomiting, headaches, and nausea
By October 2007, the FDA had reportedly received 30 separate reports through its Adverse Event Reporting System from patients who had allegedly developed pancreatitis while taking Byetta. At this point, the agency issued a safety notification to inform the public of this potential relationship. In 2008, the decision was made to revise Byetta’s label after six more reports of pancreatitis, including two deaths, were submitted to the FDA.
Plaintiffs Pursue Claims for Compensation
Due to Byetta’s potential link to pancreatitis and other life-threatening health complications, Byetta patients throughout the U.S. are currently pursuing claims against Amylin Pharmaceuticals to recover damages for their injuries. Plaintiffs accuse the manufacturer of failing to adequately warn of the possible connection between Byetta and pancreatic cancer and of neglecting to thoroughly test the product before releasing it to the public.
Plaintiffs also claim that Amylin did not warn healthcare providers about the importance of monitoring their patients for changes of the pancreas that could indicate pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer. If you have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or you suffered from other health complications while taking Byetta, you may be entitled to file a Colorado Byetta lawsuit and seek compensation for your injuries.
Contact Attorney Group for Colorado Today
If you believe you were injured as a result of taking Byetta, contact Attorney Group for Colorado for more information about your options. Attorney Group for Colorado can provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation to help you determine whether you have a claim. If you do, we can put you in contact with an affiliated attorney who can file a Colorado Byetta lawsuit on your behalf. You may be eligible to seek compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Contact Attorney Group for Colorado today.