Plaintiffs throughout the U.S. are currently working with attorneys to file claims against Novo Nordisk, manufacturer of the popular type 2 diabetes drug Victoza, alleging that the medication caused life-threatening complications and death. Although the drug is intended to help stimulate the pancreas to produce more insulin and regulate the body’s use of insulin in a more efficient manner, others claim that they were diagnosed with pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer, among other conditions, during treatment. If you have experienced adverse side effects, you may also be eligible to pursue a claim. Contact a Texas Victoza lawyer to learn more about your rights.
Although Victoza may produce common side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, swelling, weight loss, foul-smelly stools or indigestion, plaintiffs seeking compensation allege that the medication caused certain cancers, tumors and kidney complications. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported in 2012 that the agency had received over 9,000 adverse event reports from patients taking Victoza. Several clinical trials have also concluded that Victoza could lead to an increased need for hospitalization for acute pancreatitis in Victoza users. If you have suffered from pancreatitis, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries. A Texas Victoza lawyer can help you through the filing process and ensure you understand your legal rights.
The FDA approved the drug in 2010, despite alleged criticism from three of the agency’s safety reviewers. Citing evidence from laboratory studies, the employees asserted that Victoza showed an increased risk of thyroid cancer and should not be immediately approved for public use. However, the FDA allegedly decided to approve the medication anyway, stating that Victoza was no more or less harmful than other incretin mimetics currently on the market. In 2011, however, the FDA admitted that Victoza may not be beneficial for each patient with type 2 diabetes, and some may find better success with other medications.
Contact a Texas Victoza Lawyer if You Believe You Have a Case
Have you or someone you love suffered from adverse side effects while taking Victoza and you are wondering whether you have a valid claim? The Attorney Group for Texas can help you to determine if you are eligible to file for compensation for injuries sustained by the medication. We will review your case and connect you with an affiliated Texas Victoza lawyer who will handle your claim. Depending on the injury and your circumstances, you may be eligible to recover damages for pain and suffering, lost wages or medical expenses and costs.