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Among several medications for type 2 diabetes patients, Byetta stands out as a medication that has been effective for many struggling with the condition. Despite the fact that 7 million prescriptions for the medication were filled in 2008, patients across the country are filing claims against the manufacturer, alleging that they suffered from serious and sometimes life-threatening complications. If you or a loved one have been injured, a Florida Byetta lawyer can help you to recover damages for your condition.
One study analyzed over 1,200 patients currently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Researchers found that 87 out of the 145 patients suffering from pancreatitis were in the Januvia or Byetta control groups. Unfortunately, if pancreatitis is not quickly caught and treated, it can lead to the development of full pancreatic cancer.
Between 2005 and 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received 30 claims of pancreatitis, 62 reports of kidney disease and 78 cases of kidney damage in patients taking Byetta. Additionally, more than 1,700 cases alleged that Byetta caused pancreatitis out of a total of 38,730 claims submitted to the agency. Court documents also report that Byetta has allegedly been linked to 375 fatalities in type 2 diabetes patients. If you have lost a loved one and you feel the death was related to Byetta, a Florida Byetta lawyer can assist you in filing a wrongful death claim on his or her behalf.
Byetta, like other medications, is not without common side effects. Some report experiencing nausea, fever and pain the abdomen while taking the medication while others claim that Byetta caused serious and life-threatening complications. Thyroid, liver and pancreatic cancers are the three central claims in pending Byetta lawsuits across the U.S., and several plaintiffs also allege that Byetta caused kidney failure and acute pancreatitis.
Injured? Contact an Affiliated Florida Byetta Lawyer at Attorney Group for Florida
If you or someone you love have been diagnosed with thyroid or pancreatic cancer or if you have suffered from kidney complications while taking Byetta, the time to pursue a claim is often limited. Contact Attorney Group for Florida today for a free, no-obligation consultation and to allow us to help you to determine whether you have a claim. We will connect you with an affiliated Florida Byetta lawyer experienced in handling personal injury and product liability claims that will handle your Byetta lawsuit through the legal process.