The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Victoza in 2010 as an injectable medication for type 2 diabetes. According to Novo Nordisk, Victoza’s manufacturer, the drug is designed to increase patients’ sensitivity to insulin and help them better manage their diabetes. However, many patients in the U.S. have reportedly suffered from thyroid cancer, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, organ failure, and permanent disability while taking Victoza.
You may be entitled to file a New York Victoza lawsuit if you took the drug and subsequently developed a severe or lifethreatening health condition that you feel was caused Victoza. Attorney Group for New York can you help determine if you are eligible to file a New York Victoza lawsuit and put you in touch with an affiliated attorney if you are.
Side Effects and Risks of Victoza
Victoza can cause mild, common side effects, including headache, diarrhea, indigestion, incomplete or infrequent bowel movements, nausea, loss of appetite, and vomiting. In June 2011, however, the FDA released a notification to the public reporting that Victoza could also increase a patient’s risk of developing thyroid cancer. If you or someone you love has noticed one or more of the following signs of thyroid cancer, consider seeking legal counsel to determine whether you are eligible to file a New York Victoza lawsuit:
- Trouble breathing
- A lump in the neck
- Problems swallowing
Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group, petitioned the FDA to remove Victoza and other similar incretin mimetics such as Byetta, Januvia, and Janumet from the market, citing that the benefits of these products did not necessarily outweigh the potential dangers. The FDA has recently agreed to investigate these drugs to determine their safety and effectiveness, but the agency has not yet issued recalls for the medications.
In May 2011, Victoza’s warning label was updated to reflect the risk of diarrhea, vomiting, renal impairment, dehydration, and nausea. However, while this new warning label is beneficial to those who have yet to take Victoza, it does little to help those who have already taken Victoza and are allegedly suffering from lifethreatening complications.
The FDA had reportedly received 200 adverse event reports of acute pancreatitis and 28 separate claims of Victoza patients who claimed to have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. As a result, patients may wish to seek legal representation to determine whether they are eligible to file a New York Victoza lawsuit and recover damages for their injuries. According to pending lawsuits, Novo Nordisk failed to adequately research the potential relationship between Victoza and pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, and pancreatitis.
Are You Eligible to File a New York Victoza Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one took Victoza and suffered from adverse side effects or lifethreatening complications you believe were caused by the drug, you may be eligible to file a New York Victoza lawsuit and seek compensation for your injuries. Attorney Group for New York is currently investigating potential claims on behalf of patients who took Victoza and were allegedly injured by the medication. Attorney Group for New York can provide you with a free, noobligation consultation and, if you are eligible to file New York Victoza lawsuit, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney. Call us today.