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Although patients across the country have successfully taken Byetta with little or no reports of complications or adverse side effects, others are filing claims against the manufacturer after allegedly suffering from thyroid, liver or pancreatic cancer as well as kidney failure and pancreatitis. Common side effects of Byetta include abdominal pain, nausea and fever, but if you have suffered from more severe complications, seek legal counsel from an Oklahoma Byetta lawyer to determine whether you are eligible to file your own Byetta lawsuit and seek compensation for your injuries.
One study in which researchers analyzed the effect of Byetta on type 2 diabetes patients found that, out of over 1,200 participants, 87 of the 145 individuals diagnosed with acute pancreatitis had been taking Byetta or Januvia as a way to better manage their blood glucose levels. Additionally, between 2005 and 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allegedly received nearly 200 adverse event reports from patients – 30 of which reported pancreatitis, 62 of which reported kidney failure and 78 of which reported kidney damage.
However, in 2008, 7 million prescriptions were filled for Byetta, despite the mounting number of clinical trials and adverse event reports suggesting possible links between the medication and health complications. In 2012, 1,733 claims from patients alleged pancreatitis out of a total of 38,730 adverse event reports submitted to the agency, and plaintiffs began to come forward to file claims against the manufacturer.
According to court documents, Byetta has been linked to 375 deaths thus far. If you lost a loved one and you feel the death was the direct result of the type 2 diabetes medication Byetta, consider seeking legal counsel from an Oklahoma Byetta lawyer to learn more about filing a wrongful death claim. You may be entitled to recover compensation for loss of consortium, medical expenses, funeral expenses and other costs relating to the injury or death.
Injured? An Oklahoma Byetta Lawyer Can Inform You of Your Legal Rights
If you have questions about pending Byetta lawsuits or if you would like to learn more about filing a claim after experiencing adverse side effects or life-threatening complications, contact Attorney Group for Oklahoma today. We will provide you with a free, no-obligation case evaluation and help you to determine if you are eligible to pursue a claim to recover damages for your condition. An affiliated Oklahoma Byetta lawyer will see your case through the legal process and will work to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.