Between 2005 and 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reportedly received 78 claims of kidney damage, 62 reports of kidney failure and 30 cases of acute pancreatitis in type 2 diabetes patients taking Byetta. The medication, as well as other incretin mimetics, was intended to help these patients better manage their blood sugar levels. However, the increasing number of adverse event reports and clinical trials suggesting a link between the medication and serious health complications has led many to file claims against the manufacturer. If you have been injured, you may be entitled to seek compensation with the help of an experienced Mississippi Byetta lawyer.
Although 7 million prescriptions were filled for Byetta in 2008 and many have taken the medication with reports of little or no complications, the FDA reportedly received 38,700 adverse event reports connecting health conditions to the medication in 2012. Of these thousands of claims, 1,700 came from plaintiffs alleging that they had been diagnosed with pancreatitis. Additionally, 375 claims came from families of loved ones who had allegedly passed due to complications of Byetta.
Members of the medical community acknowledge that Byetta may cause less serious side effects that may not indicate a life-threatening complication. Such side effects include pain the abdomen, fever or nausea. However, plaintiffs throughout the U.S. are alleging that Byetta caused severe and adverse complications including acute pancreatitis, kidney failure and thyroid, pancreatic and liver cancers. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries while taking Byetta, consider seeking legal counsel from a Mississippi Byetta lawyer to learn more about filing a claim. You may also be eligible to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one if it can be proved that the death was caused by the medication.
Need More Information? An Experienced Mississippi Byetta Lawyer Can Help
If you have suffered from complications while taking Byetta and you would like more information about pending lawsuits or about filing a claim of your own, contact Attorney Group for Mississippi today. We will evaluate your case, free of charge, and help you to determine if you are eligible to file for compensation. We will connect you with an affiliated Mississippi Byetta lawyer who will handle your claim and guide you step-by-step throughout the legal process. You may be entitled to file for pain and suffering, medical expenses and treatments and lost wages or loss of earning capacity.