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Byetta, a medication administered to those with type 2 diabetes, is intended to help stimulate the pancreas to produce and secret more insulin. Although common side effects of the medication include pain the abdomen, fever and nausea, plaintiffs across the country are filing claims against the manufacturer, alleging that Byetta caused them to suffer from kidney failure, acute pancreatitis and thyroid, pancreatic or liver cancers. If you have been diagnosed with one of these conditions, contact a Georgia Byetta lawyer today to learn more about your legal rights.
In 2008 alone, according to court records, over 7 million prescriptions for Byetta were filled by those with type 2 diabetes. While the medication has reportedly helped countless patients to better manage their blood glucose levels, clinical trials and adverse event reports submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggest that there may be a possible link between the drug and adverse health complications.
Another study involved 1,200 participants living with type 2 diabetes. Out of these individuals, 87 of the 145 patients diagnosed with pancreatitis were confirmed to have been taking either Byetta or a similar incretin mimetic, Januvia. Due to the increasing number of clinical trials linking Byetta, Januvia and other incretin mimetics such as Victoza and Janumet to adverse and life-threatening conditions, plaintiffs across the country are stepping forward in an effort to seek compensation for their injuries.
For instance, the FDA acknowledged receipt of 78 claims of kidney damage, 62 cases of kidney disease and 30 reports of pancreatitis in Byetta users between 2005 and 2008. Over 38,700 adverse event reports have been submitted to the agency, 1,700 of which claim that Byetta caused the patients to develop acute pancreatitis, a serious condition that can lead to pancreatic cancer if not quickly diagnosed and treated. If you lost a loved one, as 375 deaths have been attributed to the medication thus far, and you feel that Byetta was to blame, a Georgia Byetta lawyer can help you to determine if you have a valid wrongful death claim.
If You Have Suffered While Taking Byetta, Contact a Georgia Byetta Lawyer Today
Have you or someone you love experienced adverse side effects or received a life-threatening cancer diagnosis while taking Byetta? You may be entitled to pursue a claim against the manufacturer and receive compensation for your injuries. At the Georgia Injury Attorney Group, we will provide you with a no-obligation consultation, free of charge, and connect you with an affiliated Georgia Byetta lawyer if we feel you have a valid claim.