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Like other incretin mimetics, Byetta is prescribed to those with type 2 diabetes as a medication intended to stimulate insulin production in the pancreas. Many who have successfully used the drug have reported little or no complications, claiming that Byetta did, in fact, help them to better manage their blood glucose levels, and common side effects that included fever, nausea and abdominal pain were treatable and manageable.
However, others have allegedly suffered from severe and life-threatening side effects including kidney failure, pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, thyroid cancer and liver cancer while taking the medication, causing many to file claims against the manufacturer in an effort to seek compensation for these injuries. If you have experienced adverse conditions that you feel are related to Byetta, contact a Texas Byetta lawyer as soon as possible to learn more about filing a claim.
Although the medication was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency received 170 claims from patients between 2005 and 2008, alleging that the medication caused kidney damage, kidney disease and pancreatitis. However, despite these claims, records show that 7 million Byetta prescriptions were filled in 2008 alone.
According to wrongful death claims filed on behalf of loved ones, Byetta has been linked to 375 fatalities of type 2 diabetes patients. If you lost a loved one and you feel that his or her death was related to Byetta use, contact a Texas Byetta lawyer to learn more about filing a wrongful death claim.
In 2012, the FDA reported that more patients had come forward to file adverse event reports for a total of over 38,700 claims of injuries and complications. The agency acknowledged that more than 1,700 of these cases included allegations of acute pancreatitis in Byetta users. In many instances, acute pancreatitis can lead to pancreatic cancer if the condition is not quickly caught, diagnosed and treated.
Contact a Texas Byetta Lawyer for Information about Filing a Claim
If you experienced adverse side effects or you were diagnosed with liver, thyroid or pancreatic cancer while taking Byetta, you may be eligible to pursue a claim and seek compensation for your injuries. At Attorney Group for Texas, we can answer your questions to the best of our ability and help you to determine if you have a case. We will connect you with an affiliated Texas Byetta lawyer experienced in handling these lawsuits who will walk you through the legal process and assist you every step of the way.