Could You Have a Diabetes Drug Lawsuit?
In 2014, lawsuits have been and continue to be filed in Florida and other states on behalf of people who took medications for diabetes and were subsequently diagnosed with pancreatic or thyroid cancers. The diabetes drug lawsuits claim the drugs given to control diabetes caused various adverse side effects such as cancer, pancreatitis, and thyroid problems.
Diabetes is a disease that prevents the pancreas from producing enough insulin, which is important to control energy levels in the body. A lack of insulin over time results in high levels of blood sugar. The diabetic must take medications aimed at controlling these blood sugar levels. If they are not controlled, serious health problems can result, such as damage to vital organs, which can lead to heart problems, stroke, and kidney disease among others. The most common forms of diabetes are type 1 and type 2. People with type 1 diabetes, which is usually diagnosed from infancy up to the 30s, produce little or no insulin. Those with type 2, usually diagnosed after age 40, produce insulin, but it is not used effectively throughout the body.
Many people with type 2 diabetes in the State of Florida have been given such drugs as Januvia, Janumet, Byetta, Bydureon, and Victoza to control blood sugar levels. The diabetes drug lawsuits allege that these drugs also caused pancreatic or thyroid cancer or pancreatitis, which can be fatal. The diabetes drug lawsuits also allege that the drug manufacturers purposely did not disclose the potential harm that such drugs might have on the pancreas and failed to warn both doctors and patients of the possible risks.
If you have taken any of these drugs for diabetes and are suffering from such reactions as heart pain, vomiting, loss of appetite, or other irregularity, contact Attorney Group for Florida. We are here to help answer questions you may have regarding a potential Florida diabetes drug lawsuit. If you decide to file a lawsuit, we can connect you with an affiliated Florida attorney. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more.