Byetta has been linked to serious complications, some of which can be life-threatening. GLP-1 type drugs have been extremely popular since their inception for helping monitor and regulate blood sugar in type 2 diabetes patients, however, more and more Americans are experiencing negative side-effects from these drugs every year. Lawsuits are being filed against the maker of Byetta, Bristol-Myers Squibb, for their failure to produce a safe and reliable product.
Byetta & Pancreatitis
Byetta, along with other drugs in the GLP-1 class, has been linked to pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is a severe inflammation of the pancreas caused by enzymes inside the body attacking the organ. There are two types of pancreatitis known as acute and chronic. Both forms of the disease can be life-threatening if not treated in a timely manner. Additionally, pancreatitis can lead to pancreatic cancer.
Byetta & Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer has been documented as a serious risk associated with taking diabetes medications such as Byetta. Other drugs such as Januvia and Victoza are facing similar litigation due to reports of these drugs causing pancreatic cancer in many individuals.
Pancreatic cancer is difficult cancer to treat and fight because it often does not show any symptoms until it has had time to spread and develop.
According to a study published in Gastroenterology, people who take GLP-1 drugs like Byetta to help manage diabetes are 2.7 times more likely to develop pancreatic cancer.
Many experts believe that the multiple pancreatic cancer lawsuits being faced by many of the drug companies will eventually be consolidated into a single multidistrict litigation. At this time, however, they are being treated as separate lawsuits.
Can I File a Byetta Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit?
Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by Byetta.
The following criteria must be met to file a lawsuit against Bristol-Myers Squibb, the drug manufacturer:
- Suffered from pancreatic cancer
- Took the drug for at least one year prior to diagnosis
Lawsuits have already been filed against Bristol-Myers Squibb by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this dangerous drug.
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