If you or someone you love have suffered from adverse or life-threatening side effects that you feel were the direct result of the type 2 diabetes medication Victoza, you may be entitled to pursue a claim with assistance from an experienced Georgia Victoza lawyer. Although Victoza has successfully helped many across the country to better manage their type 2 diabetes medications, others are filing claims against the manufacturer, alleging serious and sometimes fatal complications.
Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010, Victoza was initially intended to stimulate the pancreas to increase the production and secretion of insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes. However, the medication was controversial prior to receiving approval from the agency. Court documents indicate that three of the FDA’s safety reviewers cautioned the agency about approving the medication in 2009, claiming that clinical trials suggested a potential link between Victoza and thyroid cancer. Nevertheless, the FDA approved the drug in 2010.
In 2011, the FDA warned the public and medical communities that Victoza was not recommended as the agency’s first choice for those with type 2 diabetes. The agency asserted that there were safer, more efficient alternatives available to those pre-disposed to specific conditions. Unfortunately, in 2012, the FDA received over 9,000 reports from patients taking Victoza, claiming that serious complications and adverse side effects were the direct result of the medication.
Another clinical trial concluded that Victoza users were at a four-fold risk of acute pancreatitis compared to those who used other type 2 diabetes medications. Additionally, the FDA received over 29 cases of patients alleging breast, thyroid and prostate cancers while taking the medication, prompting the FDA to launch an investigation of its own in early 2013.
Common side effects of Victoza include swelling, nausea, diarrhea, pain and headaches. If you have suffered from one or more of the following severe side effects, you may be entitled to pursue a claim with help from a Georgia Victoza lawyer: pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, tumors, kidney failure and renal failure.
Injured? Consult a Georgia Victoza Lawyer for More Information
At the Georgia Injury Attorney Group, we can provide you with a free case evaluation and help you to determine if you have a valid claim if you or someone you love suffered from adverse side effects while taking Victoza. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injury or the conditions you developed as the result of the medication, you may be entitled to file for compensation and recover damages with the help of a professional Georgia Victoza lawyer.