Victoza Side Effects & Complications
Victoza has been linked to a series of complications, some of which can be life-threatening. There over one million Americans who currently take Victoza, or another GLP-1 diabetes drug on a daily basis. There have been thousands of reports of serious side-effects and lawsuits are beginning to be filed against Novo Nordisk, the producer of the drug.
Victoza & Pancreatitis
Recent studies have identified a link between Victoza and pancreatitis, a condition that is marked by inflammation of the pancreas. There are two different types of pancreatitis. The first type, known as acute pancreatitis, occurs suddenly. If it is treated in a timely manner, symptoms can go away relatively quickly. It is estimated that 250,000 Americans suffer from acute pancreatitis each year. The second and more dangerous type of pancreatitis is chronic pancreatitis. Chronic pancreatitis is marked by inflammation of the pancreas gradually getting worse over time. Usually, there are no signs of healing or improvement, and permanent damage can occur after long periods of time.
Victoza & Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer is a serious concern associated with Victoza. Other GLP-1 type diabetes drugs such as Byetta and Januvia are facing litigation right now for causing this condition.
Because Victoza is in the same class of drugs, similar lawsuits are expected to follow. Many legal experts believe that all GLP-1 lawsuits alleging pancreatic cancer will be consolidated into a single multidistrict litigation, however, this has yet to happen.
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.
Victoza & Thyroid Tumors
Victoza has been linked to an increased risk of thyroid tumors, which can develop into thyroid cancer. Studies on lab rats have concluded that thyroid cancer is a possible consequence of taking Victoza, however, the FDA has stated that it is hard to prove thyroid cancer is a side-effect of Victoza in humans. Regardless, claims of thyroid cancer are beginning to surface from those who have taken Victoza and been diagnosed with a tumor. Lawsuits are expected to be filed against Novo Nordisk for failure to warn consumers of the possible life-threatening side-effects of their diabetes drug.
Can I File a Victoza Pancreatic Cancer 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.
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