While Bydureon is prescribed to patients living with type 2 diabetes to help them to better manage their condition, the medication has been linked to pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and other serious health conditions. As a result, those who believe they have been adversely affected by the medication may consider working with an experienced attorney to file a Kansas Bydureon lawsuit and seek compensation for their injuries.
Contact Attorney Group for Kansas today if you or a loved one suffered from side effects while taking Bydureon. We can address your concerns, answer your questions, and connect you with an affiliated attorney who can help you to pursue your Kansas Bydureon lawsuit. You may be entitled to recover damages for your injuries such as pain and suffering, lost income, and out-of-pocket medical expenses.
What is Bydureon?
Bydureon is a once-weekly injection that was first approved in 2012 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The medication is typically administered in the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm and is designed to be a long-acting form of Byetta. Both Bydureon and Byetta function in much the same way because they both work to stimulate insulin production in the pancreas if the patient’s blood glucose levels are too low. However, several medical experts have expressed concerns pertaining to Bydureon, and plaintiffs allege that the drug causes similar complications and side effects that are the focal point of pending Byetta lawsuit claims across the U.S.
Side Effects and Risks
Those pursuing claims against the manufacturer of Bydureon allege that the drug caused mild side effects like itching or bumps at the injection site, indigestion, diarrhea, headaches, nausea, constipation, and vomiting. However, several clinical trials and studies have linked Bydureon to pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas. If the condition is not caught early and properly treated, the disease may lead to a fatal pancreatic or thyroid cancer diagnosis. Medical experts claim that not many patients are fully aware that they have developed the condition because most symptoms are not readily apparent. Rather, patients may mistakenly believe that the side effects that they are experiencing are typical and not necessarily suggestive of cancer.
Unfortunately, most diagnoses of pancreatitis are not made until it is too late and the condition has progressed into its later stages. If you or someone you love notice one or more of the following signs of pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, seek medical attention today and consider seeking legal counsel to file a Kansas Bydureon lawsuit:
- Dark-colored urine
- Stomach or abdominal pain
- Clay-colored stools
- Vomiting, diarrhea, nausea
- Weakness or fatigue
- Rapid weight loss
Bydureon may also cause kidney complications and kidney failure, allergic reactions and low blood glucose levels, according to the FDA. The agency released a warning in October 2007 to inform patients of the possible link between pancreatic cancer and Byetta. By this time, the FDA reportedly received 30 claims from those who had allegedly received a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. As a result, several critics maintain that Bydureon should not have been approved when the FDA was receiving adverse event reports from patients taking Byetta.
Plaintiffs filing lawsuits against the manufacturer allege that the drug resulted in hemorrhaging and necrotizing pancreatitis that increased their risk of organ failure and death. If you or someone you love developed pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, or pancreatitis while taking Bydureon, you may be entitled to file a Kansas Bydureon lawsuit and recover damages for your injuries.
File Your Kansas Bydureon Lawsuit Today
If you or someone you love took Bydureon and suffered from life-threatening injuries or severe side effects, you may be eligible to file a Kansas Bydureon lawsuit and recover damages for your injuries. Attorney Group for Kansas can provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation and help you to determine if you have legal recourse. We can also connect you with an affiliated attorney who can file a Kansas Bydureon lawsuit on your behalf and work to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled. Call today.