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Those living with type 2 diabetes often turn to medication as a way to better manage their blood glucose levels. As a group, incretin mimetics help those with the condition by stimulating the pancreas to increase insulin production within the body. However, certain medications such as Byetta, while helpful to some, are also the focal point in lawsuits across the country as plaintiffs have allegedly suffered from serious and life-threatening complications while taking these medications. If you or someone you love has been injured, contact a Louisiana Byetta lawyer today.
In 2008, Byetta hit the peak of its popularity as 7 million prescriptions for the medication were filled in this year alone. However, between 2005 and 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allegedly received 62 claims of kidney failure, 30 claims from patients allegedly suffering from pancreatitis and 78 reports of patients who had been diagnosed with kidney damage. The FDA received more than 38,700 claims in 2012, 375 of which involved fatalities and over 1,700 of which alleged that Byetta caused pancreatitis in patients.
Byetta has allegedly been linked to several common side effects that may not necessarily be indicative of a serious health complication. Patients reporting little or no difficulty with the medication reportedly experienced nausea, pain in the abdomen and high fevers. On the other hand, plaintiffs across the country are alleging that the medication contributed to more severe, life-threatening and sometimes fatal effects including kidney failure, pancreatitis and certain types of cancers of the pancreas, thyroid and liver. If you have sustained injuries, you may be entitled to work with a Louisiana Byetta lawyer and seek compensation for your injuries. Additionally, you may have a valid wrongful death claim if a loved one passed away and you feel that his or her death was directly related to Byetta or other incretin mimetic.
Contact a Louisiana Byetta Lawyer Today to Learn about Filing a Claim
If you have experienced adverse side effects or you received a diagnosis of liver, pancreatic or thyroid cancer while taking Byetta, contact Attorney Group for Louisiana as soon as possible. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your condition, you may be eligible to pursue a claim and seek compensation for your injuries. We will evaluate your case at no cost to you and help you to determine if you have a claim. We will connect you with a Louisiana Byetta lawyer who will help you to file your Byetta lawsuit and help you throughout the legal process.