Initially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2009 as a DPP-4 inhibitor to treat low blood sugar levels in those suffering from type 2 diabetes, Onglyza (saxagliptin) and its manufacturer, AstraZeneca has come under fire for extreme undisclosed health risks such as heart attacks.
Of these recently discovered health risks, pancreatic cancer is perhaps the most troubling. As the most deadly form of cancer, the medical community has become increasingly worried that Onglyza use could lead to consumers having a heightened risk of developing pancreatic cancer.
While extremely difficult to detect, some initial symptoms to be vigilant of include:
- Jaundice (Yellow Skin)
- Loss of Appetite
- Blood Clots
- Upper Abdominal Pain
- Weight Loss
Heart attacks are also possible, for which the initial signs include:
- Chest Discomfort
- Discomfort in Other Areas of the Upper Body
- Shortness of Breath
- Cold Sweats
Have Class Action Lawsuits For Onglyza Been Created?
Like many significant drugs that have garnered large lawsuit filings in recent years, an Onglyza class action lawsuit has not been created – as of June 3, 2016.
If the legal process of Onglyza lawsuits follows that of other dangerous drug lawsuits, it is increasing unlikely that a class action lawsuit will ever be created to consolidate Onglyza cases.
While a class action will likely never be created, there is a distinct possibility that an entity like a multidistrict litigation will go active if the amount of lawsuits reaches such a point that a federal panel determines it is necessary to streamline the litigation process.
In the event that a multidistrict litigation goes active, early trial wins for defendants against AstraZeneca could indicate substantial settlement offers being issued to active cases to avoid costly, public trials.
Whether or not an additional legal entity goes active, lawsuits against AstraZeneca will allege the following reasons as justification for receiving compensation for damages:
- Failed to warn the public of the risks associated with taking Onglyza
- Failed to properly test Onglyza for dangerous side effects
- Withheld research data from the public about the drug dangers
- Sold the drug even though it knew it could be dangerous
- Manufactured and sold an unsafe product
Can I Join An Onglyza Class Action Lawsuit?
As detailed above, there is a minimal chance that an Onglyza class action lawsuit will be formed.
However, if you file a standard dangerous drug lawsuit, you will be able to pursue all active legal options regarding Onglyza lawsuits as they are created.
Oftentimes this includes multidistrict litigation, as many dangerous drug lawsuits in recent years have been consolidated under this entity to ensure consistency in Onglyza trial decisions.
Being eligible to be consolidated under multidistrict litigation or any other legal entity often only requires being eligible to file a standard lawsuit.
The criteria that must be met begins with a thorough medical examination of all client medical records to identify a correlation between Onglyza use and pancreatic cancer development.
Additional steps that must be taken to pursue standard lawsuit eligibility can be found here.
Once a lawsuit has been filed, your legal representation will be able to pursue the most effective legal steps to achieve their clients legal needs.
Our Onglyza Pancreatic Cancer Lawyers Can Help
Our dangerous drug attorneys can help you if someone you love has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after taking Onglyza. Lawsuits are expected to be filed against the makers of this medication. You may be entitled to a settlement.
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