Contact a Nashville Victoza Lawyer today if you suffered Victoza side effects, you may be eligible for a Victoza lawsuit
Hundreds of Victoza lawsuits filed by victims from across the country allege that Victoza, which is an incretin mimetic drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, may cause pancreatic cancer and that the manufacturer of Victoza, Novo Nordisk, failed to warn them of this risk and many people have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after taking Victoza.
Other incretin mimetic drugs have also been linked to this dangerous side effect. As a result, Januvia, Janumet, and Byetta have also been linked to pancreatic cancer. Manufacturers Novo Nordisk, Merck & Co., Eli Lilly, and Amylin Pharmaceuticals now hundreds of lawsuits that have been coordinated for pretrial proceedings in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Southern California while further research continues on the question of does Victoza cause pancreatic cancer continues and cause someone to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
If you or a loved one took Victoza were later diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, contact Nashville Victoza Lawyer Timothy L. Miles today for a free case evaluation and see if you are eligible for a Victoza lawsuit and possibly entitled to substantial compensation. Call Nashville Victoza Lawyer Timothy L. Miles for a free case evaluation.
WHAT KIND OF DRUG IS VICTOZA?
Victoza (liraglutide) is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes. It is glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. A receptor agonist drug means that it binds to a certain receptor and causes the same action as the substance that normally binds to that receptor. Victoza, by binding to and activating the GLP-1 receptor, tells your body to release more insulin, stops the body from releasing more sugar, and slows down digestion.
Victoza is a solution for injection available in pre‑filled pens. The shots are given by the patient once a day by injection under the skin in the abdomen, thigh or upper arm. The starting dose of Victoza is 0.6 mg, and after at least one week, the dose is then increased to 1.2 mg. In certain patients, the dose can be further increased to 1.8 mg one week later, if necessary, achieve better control of blood glucose.
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH VICTOZA, DOES IT CAUSE VICTOZA SIDE EFFECTS?
Incretin mimetic drugs such as Victoza regulate the production of incretin, a type of hormone that stimulates the release of insulin in the body. Victoza does this by injecting patients with a substance that mimics a particular incretin called Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1). Victoza cancer lawsuits allege this process overstimulates the pancreas causing cells in the pancreas to multiply resulting in pancreatic cancer.
Researchers suspect that the process used by Victoza, and other incretin mimetic drugs may overstimulate the pancreas, and in some cases, cause pancreas cells to multiply. One expert in this area, Dr. Peter Butler, who is a diabetes expert at UCLA, discovered a growth of precancerous lesions in the pancreas when this process occurred.
Additionally, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) adverse event database, patients taking Januvia, a similar drug to Victoza, are 10 times more likely to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Beyond these observations though, the research is still unclear if and how incretin mimetic drugs cause pancreatic cancer. In 2013, the FDA requested that researchers investigate the correlation in greater detail.
However, as more evidence is gathered for a more detailed review on the question of does Victoza cause pancreatic cancer, patients are continuing to file lawsuits asserting they got pancreatic cancer after taking their type 2 diabetes medication.
In fact, over 2,500 Victoza patients have registered complaints with the FDA also asserting that the medication caused them to have pancreatic side effects and some to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The vast majority (more than 2,300) allege pancreatitis, both acute and chronic. Moreover, similar reports have been made for other incretin mimetics: Roughly 2,400 Januvia patients and more than 3,000 Byetta patients have similarly complained of pancreatitis and filed lawsuits with claims similar to the Victoza cancer lawsuits.
Finally, the American Cancer Society warns that patients with chronic pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
If you or a loved one suffered the side effects of Victoza, and were later diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, contact Nashville Victoza Lawyer Timothy L. Miles today and see if you are eligible for a Victoza cancer lawsuit.
WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE VICTOZA CANCER LAWSUITS?
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) ordered that 749 incretin mimetic cases filed against leading manufacturers Novo Nordisk, Merck & Co., and Eli Lilly & Co be coordinated for pretrial proceedings in one multi-district litigation (MDL) and transferred the MDL cases to the Southern District of California and assigned to Judge Anthony Battaglia. The Victoza cancer lawsuits, all allege the drugs cause pancreatic cancer and that the manufacturers failed to warn doctors and patients of the risk.
In 2015, Federal Battaglia dismissed the then 744 lawsuits alleging a failure-to-warn in favor of the defendants' argument that the FDA would have prevented them from putting a pancreatic cancer warning on their drug labels, and since the FDA is a federal agency, it overrides state laws.
In September 2016, plaintiffs asserted that Judge Battaglia had misinterpreted federal preemption law. In December 2017, a Ninth Circuit judicial panel agreed, and ruled in favor of plaintiffs, claiming that Judge Battaglia misinterpreted the Supreme Court ruling in Buckman Co. v. Plaintiffs' Legal Committee which states that private parties cannot pursue state law tort claim alleging violations of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). The court of appeals also ruled that consumers claimed defendants violated the common law duty to warn, which falls outside the FDCA.
SHOULD I REPORT ANY VICTOZA SIDE EFFECTS?
Yes, the FDA urges consumers who experience adverse advents to any medication or product to report it via the MedWatch Online Voluntary Reporting Form. When reporting your Victoza side effect make sure to be through and give as many details as possible about your experience taking the drug including all Victoza side effects you suffered, and any other symptoms you suffered especially if you were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that you believe was cause by Victoza use.
IF I AM ELIGIBLE FOR A VICTOZA CANCER LAWSUIT, WHAT CAN I GET OUT OF A VICTOZA CANCER LAWSUIT?
If you are eligible for a Victoza lawsuit and are successful you can recover money for some of the following damages:
• Past and future medical bills (including medication, hospital stays, and in-home care)
• Pain and suffering
• Lost wages
• Loss of earning capacity
• Funeral expenses (in the event of a loved one’s death)
Broadly speaking, a plaintiff in a Victoza lawsuit could be entitled to compensation for any past and future costs associated with their diagnosis if they qualify for a Victoza lawsuit and are successful.
IF I AM ELIGIBLE FOR A VICTOZA LAWSUIT, HOW CAN A NASHVILLE VICTOZA LAWYER HELP ME?
Because of the complexity of the cases and the need to hire experts, a products liability attorney is the go-to attorney when you have been injured by a drug or a product that is defective like Victoza. A Nashville Victoza Lawyer, who is an experienced products liability attorney, can determine if you are eligible for a Victoza lawsuit, and if so, can help you by putting you in the best possible position to win your Victoza Lawsuit and recover the most compensation.
CALL A NASHVILLE VICTOZA LAWYER AND SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A VICTOZA CANCER LAWSUIT?
If you or a loved one took Victoza and were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2005 or later, or suffered other serious Victoza side effects you may be eligible for a Victoza lawsuit. Contact Nashville Victoza lawyer Timothy L. Miles today and see if you qualify for a Victoza lawsuit and could be eligible for substantial compensation. While there is still time to file a lawsuit, be mindful that these cases are time sensitive, and give us a call today.
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