Incretin mimetics are typically prescribed to those with type 2 diabetes as a means of better managing their blood glucose levels. However, although many have taken these medications with little or no difficulty, others have reportedly suffered from serious and life-threatening side effects. Among these, Janumet, is a combination of metflorim and sitagliptin and is one of the medications named in pending lawsuits surrounding this group of drugs.
Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer while taking Janumet? You may be entitled to pursue a claim with the help of an experience Mississippi Janumet lawsuit attorney to seek compensation for your injuries.
Overview of Janumet
Janumet was initially approved in 2007 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients with type 2 diabetes. Manufactured and marketed by Merck & Co., the drug quickly became one of the company’s best-selling products, grossing over $1.7 billion in 2012.
Plaintiffs are currently filing claims against the company, however, alleging that Merck did not qarn the medical community or the public of the potentially serious complications such as cancer that could develop while taking the medication.
Plaintiffs Allege Adverse Janumet Side Effects
Janumet was initially thought to be a “wonder drug” as many had taken the medication with little or no side effects. However, clinical trials and adverse event reports suggest that Janumet may be linked to a number of common side effects including:
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Cold symptoms such as runny or stuffy nose, sore throat
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Upper respiratory infections
- Upset stomach
In addition to these common conditions, Janumet is also allegedly linked to several serious side effects. If you or someone you love have experienced one or more of the following adverse effects, a Mississippi Janumet lawsuit attorney can inform you of your legal rights and assist you in filing a claim:
- Allergic reactions
- Chills or fever
- Sore throat
- Skin that is blistered, peeling, red or swollen
Acute pancreatitis may be a risk factor for the development of full pancreatic cancer. According to clinical trials, incretin mimetics including Janumet may increase the risk of pre-cancerous cell changes within the pancreas, a process known as pancreatic duct metaplasia. You may be entitled to pursue a claim with help from a Mississippi Janumet lawsuit attorney if you have been diagnosed with this condition.
However, the symptoms of acute pancreatitis are not always discernible; many often are unaware that they are suffering from the condition until it progresses into pancreatic cancer. Still, the conditions are among the most alleged by plaintiffs throughout the U.S. who are working with attorneys to seek compensation for side effects and complications. Some common symptoms of pancreatitis include:
- Fever, chills
- Tender or swollen stomach
- Abdominal pain
Pending Janumet Lawsuits
According to a recent court update, pending cases surrounding Janumet and other incretin mimetics such as Victoza, Januvia and Byetta have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) to be held in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. Court records show that, since the establishment of the MDL, an additional 60 claims have been filed by plaintiffs alleging that they suffered from serious and life-threatening complications and conditions while taking these medications.
Injured? A Mississippi Janumet Lawsuit Attorney Can Review Your Case
If you or someone you know are taking or have taken Janumet and you have been diagnosed with pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer or other potentially life-threatening complication, consider seeking legal counsel from an experienced Mississippi Janumet lawsuit attorney. At Attorney Group for Mississippi, we can answer your questions to the best of our ability and provide you with a free case evaluation. We will connect you with a Mississippi Janumet lawsuit attorney who will work to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.