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Those allegedly injured by Victoza across the country are currently filing claims against Novo Nordisk, the drug’s manufacturer, for compensation for injuries and adverse side effects. While Victoza, prescribed to those with type 2 diabetes, has helped many to better control their blood sugar levels, several clinical trials and adverse event reports havelinked the medication to serious and life-threatening complications. If you have been injured, contact a Louisiana Victoza lawyer today to learn more about filing a claim.
Common allegations in pending lawsuits include claims that Victoza caused severe side effects, including renal failure, kidney failure, thyroid cancer, tumors, pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Additionally, members of the medical community report that certain side effects are common with the medication, including swelling, dizziness, headaches, oily or smelly stools, vomiting, nausea, weight loss and indigestion. If you or someone you know have experienced an adverse effect while taking Victoza, you may be entitled to seek compensation with assistance from an experienced Louisiana Victoza lawyer.
Victoza first received criticism before it was even approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In 2009, three of the agency’s safety reviewers reported results of clinical trials that indicated a possible positive correlation between Victoza and thyroid cancer. The reviewers asserted that there was no hurry to approve the drug as there were already 11 similar medications currently available for type 2 diabetes patients. However, the FDA approved the medication in 2010 but reportedly received numerous adverse event reports in 2011, resulting in the agency’s release of a statement acknowledging that there may be safer alternatives available for those living with type 2 diabetes.
Additionally, in 2012, the FDA allegedly received over 9,000 reports of adverse side effects and complications in Victoza users, and one clinical trial concluded that Victoza users were four times more likely to require hospitalization from pancreatitis than those who were prescribed other drugs.
Injured? A Louisiana Victoza Lawyer Can Help You to Recover Damages
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer or kidney failure while taking Victoza, you may be eligible to file claim and seek compensation for your condition. At Attorney Group for Louisiana, we can evaluate your claim and help you to determine if you have a valid case. We will connect you with an experienced Louisiana Victoza lawyer who will assist you throughout the legal process and help you to recover the damages to which you may be entitled.