Diabetes is one of the most common diseases affecting Americans today, with 25.8 million adults in the United States currently struggling with the condition. Many of these individuals take prescription medications like Januvia or Byetta to control their diabetes, unaware of the risk of serious side effects they may be exposing themselves to. According to a study published in the medical journal Gastroenterology in 2011, there is a six-times increased risk of pancreatitis among patients taking Januvia or Byetta, a 2.9-times increased risk of pancreatic cancer among Byetta patients, and a 2.7-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer among Januvia patients. If you have been diagnosed with pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, and you believe Januvia or Byetta to be the cause, fill out the case review form now to speak to a qualified attorney.
In light of the risk of life-threatening side effects potentially tied to Januvia and Byetta, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken steps to provide consumers with adequate warnings about the diabetes medications. Among the side effects allegedly linked to the Type 2 diabetes drugs are the following:
If you took Byetta or Januvia for diabetes treatment, and you have suffered from one or more of these devastating side effects, contact a product liability lawyer today to explore your compensation options.
Pancreatic cancer is a life-threatening disease that often goes undetected until it’s in its advanced stages and difficult to treat. Cancer of the pancreas is typically painless as the disease spreads, but when it has grown outside the pancreas, it can cause one or more of the following symptoms:
If you believe you have been adversely affected by side effects of Januvia or Byetta, fill out the case review form to speak to a qualified attorney for free.
As Januvia and Byetta bring in billions of dollars every year for their respective manufacturing companies, more and more consumers taking the diabetes drug are being diagnosed with life-threatening conditions like pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately, the prognosis for pancreatic cancer is grim; about 74% of victims die within the first year of diagnosis, and 94% die within the first five years. If you treated your Type 2 diabetes with Byetta or Januvia, and you have since been diagnosed with pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer or thyroid cancer, fill out the form to discuss your case with a reputable attorney for free. You may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit against the drug manufacturing company, in order to seek fair and timely reimbursement for your injuries, medical bills, and pain and suffering.