According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in ten people in the United States suffer from diabetes. Diabetes is a serious condition that may cause many complications if not properly treated, so doctors routinely prescribe patients drugs such as Januvia or Byetta to help control their blood sugar levels. Though these drugs may help control diabetic symptoms, they also may cause patients to develop other life-threatening conditions. If you have suffered a serious medical condition or illness due to Januvia or Byetta, you are likely entitled to significant compensation by manufacturer Merck & Co. The experienced Januvia/Byetta lawyers at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, are working to help injured patients recover for their related losses.
Common Conditions caused by Januvia/Byetta
In addition to relatively minor side effects such as nausea, heartburn, headaches, or dizziness, diabetes drugs such as Januvia and Byetta also have the potential to cause very severe medical conditions. Such conditions that are commonly associated with these drugs include the following:
- Pancreatitis, or the inflammation of the pancreas
- Pancreatic cancer
- Thyroid cancer
All of these conditions require immediate medical attention and extensive treatment, otherwise patients can experience serious and often fatal results.
In addition to selling possibly dangerous medications, many Januvia/Byetta lawsuits allege that Merck either did not adequately research the possible side effects, or that the company knew about these risks and failed to warn consumers until the FDA ordered them to do so in 2012. In either case, injured patients who have developed cancer or pancreatitis deserve to be properly compensated for these injuries.
Contact a Clearwater Januvia/Byetta Lawyer for a free consultation
If you have taken Januvia or Byetta, you may now be suffering from extremely serious and life-threatening illnesses as a result. If you have developed cancer or pancreas disorders from this type of medication, the manufacturers who put these dangerous drugs on the market should be held accountable for their negligent actions. The Clearwater products liability attorneys at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, know how to handle such cases against large manufacturers in order to make sure victims receive proper compensation for their injuries. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation by either filling out our online contact form or calling us at (727) 451-6900.