The lawyers at O’Connor Acciani & Levy are currently investigating potential Byetta lawsuits on behalf of individuals who were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after receiving Byetta injections for diabetes.
If has been alleged that the drug’s manufacturer knew about these risks but failed to warn doctors and patients. Because of this, patients may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages associated with their illness.
Contact our experienced defective drug team today to learn more about your legal options through a free, no obligation consultation. Because we work only on a contingency fee basis, you owe us no payment unless we recover compensation for you.
BYETTA LINKED TO PANCREATIC CANCER
In April 2005, Byetta entered the market and has since been prescribed to more than seven million people across the United States. It is primarily used to treat type 2 diabetes through an injection into the abdomen, arm or thigh.
Following the initial release of Byetta, several studies have linked the drug to increased risks for developing pancreatic cancer.
A study published in the journal Gastroenterology analyzed adverse event reports submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration between 2004 and 2009. Researchers found that individuals using the injectable medication were 2.9 times more likely to develop pancreatic cancer and six times more likely to develop pancreatitis while taking Byetta.
Another study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that Byetta may double a patient’s risk for developing pancreatitis, which can lead to pancreatic cancer.
Other important findings include:
- October 2007 – The FDA stated that 30 Byetta users reportedly developed acute pancreatitis
- 2005-2008 – 78 reports of kidney problems in patients
- August 2008 – Six patients developed necrotizing pancreatitis or hemorrhagic pancreatitis, which resulted in two deaths
- August 2008 – A man in Virginia filed a Byetta lawsuit due to an inadequate label change
- 2008 – FDA warned the drug’s manufacturer to strengthen its warning labels
- 2009 – FDA warned about risks of altered kidney functions, including kidney failure
Since the release of this information, numerous individuals have filed Byetta lawsuits claiming that the drug’s manufacturer failed to warn about the dangers associated with its medication.
SIDE EFFECTS OF BYETTA
Byetta, also known as exenatide, has been linked to a number of dangerous side effects, including:
- Back pain
- Decreased appetite
- Gain in Weight
- Increased thirst
- Low blood sugar
- Mood changes
- Reduced or no urination
- Stomach pains
- Swelling to the tongue, face, lips, or throat
- Trouble breathing
If you are suffering from one or more of these side effects, our lawyers recommend seeking medical attention immediately to prevent any further injury or death. Furthermore, you may be entitled to file a Byetta lawsuit for damages that result from being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis.
LEARN MORE ABOUT FILING A BYETTA LAWSUIT
If you or someone you love has suffered one of these serious side effects after taking Byetta, the attorneys at O’Connor Acciani & Levy can help you determine if you are entitled to file a Byetta lawsuit. Schedule a free, no obligation consultation today.
Our attorneys all operate on a contingency fee basis, which means we will not charge you for any of our services unless a successful verdict or settlement has been made. Our attorneys are proud to serve victims of Byetta in need of legal guidance across the state of Ohio and Northern Kentucky.