Prescription drugs such as Byetta and Januvia are popular Type 2 diabetes treatments, but claims of perilous side effects including pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer bring up questions about whether the drugs’ health risks are greater than their benefits. Most individuals who have experienced these dangerous side effects have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of these defective drugs of these drugs asking for financial compensation for the trouble they have been through after using their medications. Eli Lilly and Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck have benefited tremendously from the sale of Byetta and Januvia respectively without considering the risks they are putting their consumers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Byetta, and Januvia in 2005, and 2006 respectively. These drugs are classified as incretin mimetics. The FDA has already issued warnings associating the drugs to serious illness like pancreatic cancer since being approved. However, they are still on the market, putting diabetic individuals at risk.
Lawsuits claim the manufacturers of Byetta and Januvia sold these blockbuster drugs to unknowing patients when knowing to an extent of the drugs’ link to pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. The argument here is that they failed to tell the public of these warnings so as to protect their investment as a result risking the lives of many people. If you or a loved one has experienced serious side effects from using Byetta and Januvia then you are entitled for financial compensation for you troubles to cover your medical bills and other related issues.
Status of Byetta and Januvia Lawsuits
It is believed these diabetes drugs have been prescribed to millions in the U.S alone since hitting the market. Countless patients were diagnosed with pancreatic diseases from using Byetta and Januvia and thus filed lawsuits against the drugs’ makers. Similar lawsuits are expected to increase similarly as people come into terms with the risks of using these diabetes drugs.
Actually, the state of California received so many lawsuits such that they had to organize them into groups. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California grouped hundreds of Byetta and Januvia personal injury cases together for discovery. The cases were filed against manufacturer and marketers of Byetta, Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Company as well as Januvia maker Merck & Co., Inc., and various Merck affiliates.
How We Can Help
Patients turn to medications such as Byetta and Januvia since the drugs’ manufacturer assure them that their treatments can assist keep diabetes in check. But, they fail to adequately warn them that they may develop diseases that are much dangerous than diabetes.
If you or a loved one has experienced serious side effects from using Byetta and Januvia then our lawyers at Injury Lawsuit Help can help you file a successful lawsuit against these unscrupulous companies. We will look at your case in depth to confirm that you are entitled to compensation without charging you a penny. Our personal injury lawyers are well acquitted with defective drugs lawsuits and offer abundant help when it comes to these cases.