Victoza Lawsuits: Pacreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis Complications
Commonly asked questions about Victoza (liraglutide):
- What is Victoza?
- What are complications of Victoza?
- Does Victoza Cause Pancreatitis?
- Can I file a Victoza lawsuit?
- How do I start a Victoza claim?
What Is Victoza?
Victoza (liraglutide) is an injectable diabetes drug manufactured by Novo Nordisk. The drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January 2010. Victoza is a type of drug known as a GLP-1 mimetic, which attempts to mimic the GLP-1 hormone that can lower blood sugar in people who suffer from diabetes. The drug is meant to be injected once per day. Over one million American diabetes patients use Victoza or another GLP-1 drug daily to control their blood sugar levels.
What Are Complications Of Victoza?
Although the drug has been successful in controlling blood sugar levels in patients, it has also been linked to severe medical conditions. Pancreatitis, an inflammation in the pancreas which can be fatal, is one of the most severe side-effects that has been associated with Victoza. In March 2013, the FDA released information from unpublished studies that it believed there may be a possible link between Victoza and pancreatic cancer.
In addition to pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer has also been a serious concern associated with Victoza.
Several diabetes drugs have been linked to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is a particularly troubling cancer as it rarely shows any signs or symptoms of its presence until the tumor has grown large enough to be a life-threatening concern. Pancreatic cancer can also be brought on by pancreatitis.
UCLA researchers determined that GLP-1 drugs increase the mass of the pancreas. Additionally, according to a study published in Gastroenterology, people who take these drugs to help manage diabetes are 2.7 times more likely to develop pancreatic cancer.
Additionally, it is believed that the risk of thyroid tumors is greatly increased when using Victoza. These tumors can lead to cancer of the thyroid, which can be fatal if not treated in a timely manner. The FDA has stated that it is difficult to tell whether or not GLP-1 type drugs can cause thyroid cancer in humans, however studies continue to be ongoing.
Does Victoza Cause Pancreatitis?
Victoza trials were carefully reviewed by the FDA for cases of pancreatitis, a side effect associated with other diabetic medications that work in a similar manner to this medicine.
In five clinical trials including more than 3,900 people, there were seven cases of pancreatitis in patients using Victoza and one case in a patient using another diabetes medicine.
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Can I File A Victoza Lawsuit?
Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by Victoza.
The following criteria must be met to file a lawsuit against Novo Nordisk:
- Suffered from pancreatic cancer
- Took the drug for at least one year prior to diagnosis
Lawsuits have already been filed against Novo Nordisk by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this dangerous drug.
You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you.
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How Do I Start A Victoza Claim?
Our Victoza lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Victoza lawsuit claims.
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