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Those with type 2 diabetes are often prescribed medications to help them to better manage their blood glucose levels. Incretin mimetics such as Victoza work to stimulate the pancreas to produce and secrete more insulin as a way to control these levels. However, Victoza has recently been linked to adverse and sometimes life-threatening health complications including cancer and kidney issues. If you or a loved one have suffered from adverse side effects, contact a Tennessee Victoza lawyer today to learn more about filing a claim.
Although Victoza has successfully helped many living with type 2 diabetes, court records show that 9,000 adverse event reports were submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by 2012. Additionally, the agency has also reported receipt of 29 specific cases of thyroid, breast and prostate cancers in those taking Victoza and released a statement in 2011 acknowledging that Victoza may not be beneficial for every patient living with type 2 diabetes. Although the FDA approved the drug in 2010, several of the agency’s clinical safety reviewers expressed concern about the medication prior to its approval, citing the potentially increased risk for thyroid cancer in users as evident from laboratory testing involving rodents.
Other clinical trials suggest that type 2 diabetes patients who are prescribed Victoza for their condition are four times more likely to undergo hospitalization for acute pancreatitis than those taking other drugs. Additionally, plaintiffs across the country are filing lawsuits against the manufacturer, alleging that Victoza caused serious health conditions aside from pancreatitis, including pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, kidney failure, renal failure and other conditions. You may also be entitled to pursue a claim with help from a Tennessee Victoza lawyer if you suffered from severe or life-threatening complications. Less serious side effects include nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, weight loss, indigestion, abdominal pain, swelling and foul-smelling stools.
If You Have Been Injured, Contact a Tennessee Victoza Lawyer Today
Have you or someone you love suffered from adverse side effects or received a diagnosis of a potentially life-threatening complication while taking Victoza? The Attorney Group for Tennessee is available to answer your questions to the best of our ability and help you to determine if you have a valid claim. We will connect you with a professional Tennessee Victoza lawyer who will work to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled. The time to pursue a claim is limited, so if you believe you have a case and wish to learn more about the legal process, contact us today.