Victoza is prescribed to help type 2 diabetes patients better manage their blood glucose levels. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010, the injectable medication helps to relieve insulin deficiencies by preventing the patient’s body from producing too much sugar. However, the drug has been linked to several life-threatening and severe health complications, including pancreatitis, thyroid cancer, and kidney failure.
Contact Attorney Group for Kansas today if you or someone you love took Victoza and subsequently suffered from adverse side effects or were diagnosed with a serious health condition. You may be eligible to file a Kansas Victoza lawsuit and seek compensation for your injuries.
What is Victoza?
According to Novo Nordisk, the manufacturer of Victoza, the medication is intended to help patients’ use insulin and control their blood glucose levels more effectively. Although thousands of patients reportedly experienced little or no complications while taking Victoza, others have suffered from pancreatitis, renal failure, allergic reactions, thyroid cancer, and other life-threatening complications. As a result, patients across the country are currently filing Victoza lawsuits against the manufacturer to recover damages for their injuries.
Is Victoza Safe?
Some patients taking Victoza reported mild side effects such as a loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea, headache, indigestion, vomiting, and infrequent or incomplete bowel movements. However, after analyzing adverse event reports submitted by patients from February 2010 to September 2011, the FDA acknowledged in June 2011 that Victoza could also potentially increase a patient’s risk of thyroid cancer. You may be entitled to file a Kansas Victoza lawsuit if you or someone you love noticed one or more of the following signs of thyroid cancer while you were taking Victoza:
- Trouble swallowing
- A lump in the neck
- Difficulty breathing
As reports of complications began to surface, consumer advocacy group Public Citizen sent a petition to the FDA to have Victoza and other similar medications taken off the market. According to Public Citizen, the benefits of Victoza do not outweigh the risks and side effects, and the FDA must further investigate these medications prior to making them available again. However, the FDA did not recall Victoza, and patients across the U.S. continue to take this particular medication.
In May 2011, the FDA announced that the warning label for Victoza would be updated to inform consumers of the risk of renal impairment as well as dehydration, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. Those who have suffered from renal impairment or other adverse side effects should consider seeking legal representation to file a Victoza lawsuit against the manufacturer.
28 pancreatic cancer cases and 200 acute pancreatitis cases were reported by patients to the FDA as of July 2011. Plaintiffs throughout the U.S. are filing lawsuits in an attempt to seek compensation for their injuries, alleging that the manufacturer failed to adequately test and investigate the relationship between the product and its potential adverse side effects before making Victoza available to the general public. Patients may be entitled to file a Kansas Victoza lawsuit and recover financial compensation for their conditions.
Do You Have a Kansas Victoza Lawsuit?
If you believe you are eligible to file a Kansas Victoza lawsuit and recover damages for your injuries, contact Attorney Group for Kansas today for a free case evaluation. We can answer your questions if you or a loved one experienced life-threatening complications or side effects while taking Victoza, and we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can file a Kansas Victoza lawsuit on your behalf. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your condition, you may be eligible to seek compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical expenses.