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Plaintiffs across the U.S. are currently filing claims against the manufacturer of the type 2 diabetes medication Victoza alleging that the medication caused serious and life-threatening complications. Although Victoza has successfully helped many to better manage their blood glucose levels, the drug has recently been linked to an increased risk of pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer. A Florida Victoza lawyer can review your case and help you to determine if you are eligible to file for compensation for your injuries.
Those filing lawsuits against the manufacturer claim that they suffered from severe conditions including pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, kidney failure, tumors, thyroid cancer and renal failure. Less serious side effects of the medication include nausea, vomiting, indigestion, weight loss, abdominal pain, smelly or oily stools, dizziness, headaches and swelling. If you have experienced one or more of these side effects, consider seeking legal counsel from a Florida Victoza lawyer to learn more about filing a claim.
Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Victoza in 2010, court documents indicate that the drug was controversial even before it was approved. In 2009, the FDA’s safety committee conducted an evaluation of Victoza and determined that the medication caused an increased risk of thyroid cancerin laboratory rats and mice. Additionally, over 29 cases of thyroid, prostate and breast cancers were reported to the FDA in patients taking Victoza while another study reported that patients taking Victoza were at a four-fold risk of suffering from acute pancreatitis than those who opted for other types of type 2 diabetes medications.
In 2011, after reviewing the findings from several clinical trials, the FDA reportedly acknowledged that those taking Victoza may not benefit as much from the medication as they would with other drugs, and that these patients may wish to consider another type 2 diabetes product that may better help them to manage their condition. Over 9,000 adverse event reports were submitted to the FDA the following year from patients alleging serious complications while taking Victoza.
A Florida Victoza Lawyer Can Help You to Determine if You Have a Claim
If you have suffered from complications while taking Victoza such as thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer or kidney failure, you may be entitled to file for compensation for your injuries. Contact Attorney Group for Florida today for your free, no-obligation case evaluation. We will connect you with a professional Florida Victoza lawyer who will help you to seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.