Incretin mimetics, a class of medications prescribed to type 2 diabetes patients, may allegedly be linked to serious and life-threatening health conditions such as kidney failure, thyroid cancer and pancreatic cancer. Janumet, a drug similar in function and ingredients as Januvia, is one such medication that has potentially been linked to adverse side effects and complications.
If you or someone you love are taking Janumet to better manage your type 2 diabetes and you have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis or other life-threatening complication while taking the drug, you may be entitled to pursue a claim and seek compensation for your injuries. Contact a Georgia Janumet lawsuit attorney to learn more about your rights.
A combination of metflorim and sitagliptin, Janumet was initially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2007 for those living with type 2 diabetes. In 2012, the drug grossed over $1.7 billion, making it one of the highest-selling type 2 diabetes medications on the market.
However, plaintiffs are filing claims against the manufacturer of Janumet, Merck & Co., alleging that the company failed to warn the public and healthcare communities of the potential link between Janumet and serious health conditions. If you feel you have a claim, contact a Georgia Janumet lawsuit attorney to determine if you are eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.
Health Risks and Side Effects
Although many have taken Janumet with little or no difficulty or complications, others are seeking ways to receive compensation for injuries and side effects that they experienced, allegedly due to the medication. Some of the more common side effects that patients taking Janumet may experience include:
- Cold symptoms including sore throat, stuffy or runny nose
- Upset stomach
- Vomiting, nausea
- Upper respiratory infections
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
While Janumet, like most medications, does come with common side effects as listed above, the medication has also allegedly caused serious and life-threatening conditions and side effects. If you have noticed a serious adverse effect while taking the medication, consider seeking legal counsel from a Georgia Janumet lawsuit attorney to file your claim and learn about your legal rights.
- Skin that is swollen, blistered, red or peeling
- Chills or fever
- Allergic reactions
- Sore throat
According to medical experts in the healthcare community, acute pancreatitis may be responsible for the onset of pancreatic cancer. Incretin mimetics including Janumet have allegedly been linked to pancreatic duct metaplasia, or pre-cancerous cell changes that may bring about the condition. A Georgia Janumet lawsuit attorney can help you to determine if you have a valid claim on the grounds of pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer.
Unfortunately for many, they do not realize they are suffering from a life-threatening cancer until it is too late. Oftentimes, patients are not diagnosed with pancreatic cancer until it is too late as the symptoms of acute pancreatitis may first appear to be normal:
- Abdominal pain
- Swollen or tender stomach
- Chills or fever
Plaintiffs File Janumet Lawsuits
Incretin mimetics such as Janumet, Byetta, Victoza and Januvia have been the center of lawsuits filed by plaintiffs throughout the U.S. Due to the increasing number of claims, the court has decided to consolidate these cases into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Southern District of California.
Additionally, court documents indicate that, since the consolidation occurred, over 60 plaintiffs have come forward to file additional claims against the manufacturers of these medications, alleging serious side effects including thyroid cancer, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and kidney failure, among other complications.
If You Would Like to Pursue a Claim, Contact a Georgia Janumet Lawsuit Attorney to Learn More
Have you or someone you love suffered from adverse of life-threatening side effects while taking Janumet and you feel that your condition is the result of the medication? At the Georgia Injury Attorney Group, we can review your case, free of charge, and answer your questions to the best of our ability. We will connect you with an experienced Georgia Janumet lawsuit attorney who will work to seek the compensation to which you may be entitled. You may be eligible to file for damages including pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses.