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Victoza, a medication prescribed to type 2 diabetes patients to help them to better control their blood sugar levels, has recently been linked to pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, kidney failure and other serious health complications. Although many have taken Victoza and reported success, others are working with attorneys throughout the U.S. to file for compensation for their injuries. Contact an Oklahoma Victoza lawyer to learn more about your legal rights and whether you are entitled to file a Victoza lawsuit.
Common side effects of Victoza include vomiting, weight loss, abdominal pain, headaches, dizziness, swelling, nausea, indigestion and smelly or oily stools. However, you may consider consulting with an Oklahoma Victoza lawyer if you are suffering from pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, kidney or renal failure or thyroid cancer.
Victoza received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2010, despite concern from several of the agency’s safety reviewers. Citing the potential for Victoza to cause thyroid cancer, the reviewers urged the FDA to reconsider approval. However, despite mounting concerns, Victoza was approved the following year. In 2011, the FDA released a statement in which the agency acknowledged that Victoza may not be as beneficial as other type 2 diabetes medications for certain patients. After receiving reports from an unpublished study in 2013, the agency allegedly decided to launch its own investigation into Victoza and other incretin mimetics and the effects that these medications have on type 2 diabetes patients.
Court documents indicate that over 29 cases of cancer of the prostate, breast and thyroid have been submitted to the FDA as well as 9,000 adverse event reports from patients taking Victoza. Additionally, clinical trials have concluded that Victoza users were four times more likely to need hospitalization for acute pancreatitis than those taking other drugs for type 2 diabetes patients.
An Oklahoma Victoza Lawyer Can Determine if You Have a Valid Claim
Contact Attorney Group for Oklahoma today if you would like more information about filing a claim to seek compensation for any injuries you sustained while taking Victoza or if you would like to learn more about pending lawsuits. We can provide you with a free case evaluation, and we will connect you with a professional Oklahoma Victoza lawyer if we feel you have a case. Depending on your condition and the circumstances surrounding your situation, you may be entitled to file for compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages.