South Carolina Dangerous Drug Lawyer For Byetta, Januvia Injury Victims
Our drug injury attorneys help individuals who have taken the diabetes medications Byetta or Januvia and suffered serious injuries. These dangerous drugs are possibly linked to the development of:
- Acute pancreatitis
- Hemorrhagic pancreatitis
- Necrotizing pancreatitis
- Issues with the kidneys
- Pancreatic cancer
- Thyroid cancer
The popular type 2 diabetes drugs exenatide and sitagliptin contained in the medications are marketed to help control blood sugar by mimicking the production of the hormone glucagon-like peptide 1, or GLP-1. The hormone causes the body to produce more insulin. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other researchers have studied the potential hazardous effects of Byetta and Januvia since 2007 when the first reports of pancreatitis, or the inflammation of the pancreas, began to surface in relation to these potentially dangerous drugs.
Injuries Caused by Byetta and Januvia
The attorneys of McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC understand what it takes to help victims receive justice and financial compensation for serious medical injuries they sustain from dangerous drugs. We have studied several important reports regarding the harmful effects that the pharmaceutical drugs Byetta and Januvia can have on your health:
- According to Gastroenterology journal, patients using Byetta and Januvia are six times more likely to develop pancreatitis. Subsequently, they have a higher risk of suffering from pancreatic cancer than patients using other forms diabetes therapy.
- JAMA Internal Medicine found that patients prescribed the diabetes drugs Byetta or Januvia may have a two-fold increase in their risk of hospitalization due to pancreatitis in contrast to other individuals with diabetes.
- The FDA is currently investigating the findings of several academic reports regarding an increase in pancreatitis and pre-cancerous cellular changes in patients using incetin mimetics like Byetta and Januvia.
If you lost a loved one or suffered serious injuries while taking the diabetes medication Byetta or Januvia, our drug injury attorneys may be able to help you seek compensation for your injuries.
Contact Our Drug Injury Lawyers
Our firm is dedicated to representing injured victims in recalled or dangerous drug claims including the diabetes drugs Byetta and Januvia. We have experience pursing mass tort pharmaceutical litigation against drug manufacturers, in addition to individual drug injury lawsuits. Our drug injury lawyers offer a no-charge consultation of your case, because we believe that you deserve to know what rights you have when holding the negligent parties accountable for their failure to safeguard your health. Call 803-327-7800 to get started. Your life is our mission.