Although Byetta has allegedly helped hundreds of patients better control their blood glucose levels while living with type 2 diabetes, patients across the country are filing lawsuits against the manufacturer to recover compensation for serious side effects and complications.
Have you or someone you love taken Byetta and you later suffered from thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer or other life-threatening condition? You may be entitled to file a Tennessee Byetta lawsuit claim to recover damages for your injuries. Contact an experienced attorney for more information.
Overview of Byetta
As a group, Byetta and other incretin mimetics help to stimulate the pancreas to produce more insulin in those with type 2 diabetes. Although Byetta received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in April 2005, the medication allegedly caused serious and adverse side effects in patients.
Claims from those injured include allegations that Byetta’s manufacturer, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, knew or should have known about the risks and dangers of its product prior to releasing it to the public. Additionally, claims even go as far as to suggest that the manufacturer hid the adverse effects in an effort to increase sales amid allegedly aggressive and questionable marketing tactics. Physicians have written over 7 million prescriptions for the medication since its introduction, and the manufacturer reported a profit of $700 million between 2005 and 2008.
If you have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer or pancreatic cancer while taking Byetta, contact an attorney to learn more about filing a Tennessee Byetta lawsuit claim to seek compensation for your injuries.
Side Effects and Health Risks of Byetta
Both adverse event reports and clinical trials have suggested a possible link between pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and Byetta. In fact, one trial indicated that those taking Byetta are at a six-fold risk of suffering from pancreatic cancer and a two-fold risk of requiring hospitalization after developing acute pancreatitis than patients taking other medications to help manage type 2 diabetes.
If you have noticed one or more of the following conditions, consider seeking legal counsel to determine if you have a valid Tennessee Byetta lawsuit claim and whether you are entitled to recover damages for your injuries:
- Kidney damage
- Chest pain
- Renal impairment
- Allergic reactions
Pending Byetta Claims
Claims involving incretin mimetics including Byetta, Victoza, Januvia and Janumet have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Southern District of California as these lawsuits allege similar claims and side effects.
According to court documents, 60 lawsuits were pending as of September 2013, but as of October 2013, over 150 claims had been filed by plaintiffs alleging injuries and serious complications. The presiding judge has scheduled three bellwether trials to take place in 2014 and two to be held in 2015 to give both plaintiffs and the defendants the opportunity to determine how future claims may be resolved.
Allegations from plaintiffs include kidney failure, pancreatitis, thyroid cancer and pancreatic cancer, among other health conditions, as well as allegations that the manufacturers of these drugs knew about the potential risks yet continued to market their products in an effort to promote sales and increase profits.
Do You Have a Tennessee Byetta Lawsuit? Contact Us to Learn More about the Legal Process
Have you or someone you know suffered from life-threatening complications or adverse side effects while taking Byetta and you feel that you have a legitimate Tennessee Byetta lawsuit claim? Contact the affiliated attorneys at Attorney Group for Tennessee to learn more about your rights and to receive a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We will connect you with an experienced attorney who will handle your Tennessee Byetta lawsuit claim and work to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.