Januvia / Byetta Injury Lawyer

October 29, 2014 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
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 Dolman Law Group 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 Dolman Law Group 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.


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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