Janumet is a combination of metflorim and sitagliptin and is designed to help those living with type 2 diabetes to better manage their conditions. While many have taken the drug and suffered from few side effects, others are currently filing lawsuits against Janumet’s manufacturer, alleging that the drug caused pancreatitis, among other health complications.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a condition such as pancreatitis while taking Janumet, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries with the help of an experienced Oklahoma Janumet lawsuit attorney.
What is Janumet?
Merck & Co. manufactured and marketed Janumet to the public and healthcare communities. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the medication in 2007 to help those living with type 2 diabetes manage their blood glucose levels. According to the manufacturer, Janumet grossed $1.7 billion in sales, making in one of Merck’s highest-selling products.
Although the drug has successfully helped thousands of diabetes patients, others are in the process of filing lawsuits against the manufacturer, alleging that the company knew about the serious and life-threatening complications such as pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer that could develop while taking Janumet. Additionally, plaintiffs allege that, because Merck failed to warn the public and medical communities about these possible risks and ignored clinical trials that suggested a positive link, the company was putting its own desire for profit ahead of the safety of its consumers. If you are considering filing a claim, an Oklahoma Janumet lawsuit attorney can assist you.
Side Effects of Janumet
Since many patients have taken Janumet with little or no complications, some refer to Janumet as a “blockbuster” medication. Some of the most commonly reported side effects include:
- Upper respiratory infection
- Loss of appetite
- Sore throat
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Abdominal pain
- Upset stomach
You may be entitled to pursue a claim against Merck and seek compensation for your injuries if you have noticed one or more of the following severe side effects:
- Fever, chills
- Acute pancreatitis
- Peeling, blistered, swollen or red skin
- Allergic reactions
- Persistent sore throat
Acute pancreatitis, or the swelling or inflammation of the pancreas, has been one of the most commonly alleged conditions in those filing claims throughout the U.S. Certain side effects such as tenderness or swelling of the stomach, fever, abdominal pain or chills may indicate pancreatitis. However, many allegedly suffering from this condition assert that they were not aware that these symptoms indicated pancreatitis, and they were later diagnosed with pancreatic cancer once the disease spread.
Clinical trials and studies have allegedly established a link between pre-cancerous cell changes, or pancreatic duct metaplasia, and Janumet. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer or has experienced other adverse and life-threatening side effects, an Oklahoma Janumet lawsuit attorney can review your case and help you to determine if you are eligible to seek compensation for your injuries.
Current Janumet Lawsuits Pending Across the U.S.
Due to an increasing number of claims concerning Janumet and its parent drug, Januvia, the decision has been made to consolidate these lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) has recently released a statement that reports that over 60 claims pertaining to incretin mimetics including Januvia, Janumet, Victoza and Byetta have been filed since the MDL was established.
Contact an Oklahoma Janumet Lawsuit Attorney to Learn More about Filing Your Claim
Have you been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis or other condition while taking Janumet and you would like to learn more about filing a claim with the help of an Oklahoma Janumet lawsuit attorney to seek compensation for your injuries? At Attorney Group for Oklahoma, we can answer your questions and concerns and provide you with a free case evaluation to determine if you have a valid case. We will connect you with an experienced Oklahoma Janumet lawsuit attorney who will handle your lawsuit and assist you throughout the legal process to help you seek compensation for damages you incurred. You may be eligible to file for damages including medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity or lost wages. So contact Attorney Group for Oklahoma today for a no cost, no obligation consultation.