In 2012, Bydureon was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a onceweekly injection for type 2 diabetes patients. According to its manufacturer, the drug is similar in design and function to Byetta as it helps patients better regulate their blood glucose levels; Bydureon is simply a longeracting form of the drug. However, many patients have reportedly developed thyroid cancer, pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer while taking the drug. If you or someone you love has been adversely affected by Bydureon, contact Attorney Group for New York today to learn more about filing a New York Bydureon lawsuit and possibly recovering damages for your injuries.
Bydureon and Byetta both help stimulate the patient’s pancreas to produce more insulin if the patient experiences a drop in his or her blood sugar levels. They are also reportedly designed to increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin so that the patient can more efficiently use the insulin throughout his or her body.
As is the case with many drugs, Bydureon may cause mild side effects such as headaches, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and constipation. However, the drug may also cause patients to develop pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer. If not caught early and properly treated, these conditions can be fatal. If you notice one or more of the following symptoms of pancreatitis, consult with your healthcare provider as soon as possible:
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Weakness, fatigue
- Abdominal pain
- Darkcolored urine, claycolored stools
The FDA released a warning to the public in October 2007 to notify consumers of the potential for patients to develop pancreatic cancer while taking Bydureon. Between the drug’s introduction into the U.S. market and the date of the FDA’s notice, the agency had reportedly received 30 separate reports of patients who claimed to have developed severe adverse condition as a result of taking Bydureon.
Bydureon Lawsuits in the U.S.
Individuals who are pursuing claims against the manufacturer of Byetta and Bydureon accuse the company of placing defective and dangerous products for sale. Plaintiffs also claim that they developed necrotizing pancreatitis and suffered from internal bleeding while taking Bydureon, which subsequently increased their risk of organ failure and death. If you have been injured, you may be eligible to file a New York Bydureon lawsuit and recover damages for your injuries. Legal counsel can help you file your New York Bydureon lawsuit and whether you are eligible to seek medical damages, lost wages and pain and suffering as a result of your Bydureon use.
Attorney Group for New York Can Help
Have you or someone you love taken Bydureon and suffered from complications that you believe were caused by the medication? If so, please contact Attorney Group for New York today for a free, comprehensive case evaluation that can help you determine whether you have a claim. We can help answer your questions and connect you with an affiliated attorney who can file your New York Bydureon lawsuit and assist you in recovering the damages to which you may be entitled. The time you have to pursue a claim is limited, so it is important to seek legal representation as soon as you believe you have a case.