If you took Byetta and developed serious Byetta side effects, contact Byetta Lawyer Timothy L. Miles today about a Byetta Lawsuit
Byetta (exenatide) was the first of a new class drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes drugs known as glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists which generated a lot of early excitement with added benefits including a low risk of hypoglycemia and successful weight loss. However, early optimism was halted by reports that Byetta and similar drugs were a possible risk factor for pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
There have been hundreds of pancreatic cancer lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of Byetta, Victoza, Janument, and Januvia. These lawsuits were all transferred the Southern District of California by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for coordinated and pretrial discovery and proceedings. A ruling by the trial judge in 2015 appeared to end the case until a recent court of appeals decision in favor of the Byetta plaintiffs holding their claims may proceed in federal court.
If you or a loved one took Byetta and were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, contact Byetta lawsuit lawyer Timothy L. Miles today for a free case evaluation to see if you are eligible for Byetta lawsuit and possible entitled to substantial damages. (855) Tim-M-Law (855-846-6529).
Read on to learn what you need to know about the Byetta side effects.
WHAT IS BYETTA?
Byetta (exenatide) 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. Byetta, 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.
Byetta is a solution for injection available in pre‑filled pens of 5mcg or 10 mcg. The shots are given by the patient twice a day by injection under the skin in the abdomen, thigh or upper arm. The starting dose of Byetta is 5 mcg, twice a day before a meal. After four weeks, the dose can be increased to 10 mcg depending on how well your blood sugar levels respond to Byetta injections.
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH BYETTA?
Incretin mimetic drugs such as Byetta regulate the production of incretin, a type of hormone that stimulates the release of insulin in the body. Byetta does this by injecting patients with a substance that mimics a particular incretin called Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1). Byetta lawsuits allege this process overstimulates the pancreas causing cells in the pancreas to multiply resulting in pancreatic cancer.
BYETTA SIDE EFFECTS
Byetta side effects include, among others:
A more severe allergic reaction to Byetta is rare but possible. The symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can include:
IS THERE A LINK BETWEEN BYETTA AND PANCREATIC CANCER?
A number of scientific studies support plaintiff claims that Byetta causes pancreatic cancer.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PANCREATITIS?
Pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas, can cause the following symptoms, among others:
It is not known for certain if Byetta or other similar incretin mimetic diabetes drugs can cause pancreatic cancer. However, Incretin mimetics treat type 2 diabetes by mimicking the action of GLP-1, a hormone that stimulates the pancreas to produce more insulin. In certain people, this could possibly cause chronic inflammation of the pancreas, also known as pancreatitis, which is a known risk factor for pancreatic cancer.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM ELIGIBLE FOR A BYETTA LAWSUIT?
If you meet the following criteria, you may be eligible for a Byetta lawsuit:
Plaintiffs may also seek claims related to the wrongful death of a loved one who was prescribed Byetta and developed fatal pancreatic cancer.
IF I AM ELIGIBLE FOR A BYETTA LAWSUIT, HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A BYETTA LAWYER?
It does not cost anything to hire a Byetta lawyer. We take all cases on a contingency basis which means we do not get paid unless we win your case. A Byetta lawyer can explain the process and answer any questions you may have including whether you are eligible for a Byetta lawsuit.
WHAT IS A BYETTA LAWSUIT?
A Byetta Lawsuit is a demand from the defendants for monetary compensation by patients who took Byetta and subsequently developed serious Byetta Side Effects. The lawsuits allege the defendants made a defective drug and failed to warn physicians about its carcinogenic properties. If you suffered Byetta Side Effects and are eligible for a Byetta lawsuit, you may possibly be entitled to substantial compensation. A Byetta Lawsuit Lawyer can answer these questions and is available anytime just give us a call or submit this form for a free case evaluation to see if you are eligible for a Byetta lawsuit.
IF I AM ELIGIBLE FOR A BYETTA LAWSUIT, WHAT CAN A BYETTA LAWSUIT LAWYER DO FOR 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 Byetta. A Byetta Lawsuit Lawyer, who is an experienced products liability attorney, can help you by putting you in the best possible position to win your Byetta Lawsuit and recover the most compensation if you are eligible for a Byetta lawsuit.
IF I AM ELIGIBLE FOR A BYETTA LAWSUIT, HOW LONG WILL A BYETTA LAWSUIT TAKE?
While every case is different depending on the unique facts of the case, most mass tort cases take at least a year to settle, with others may take two, three, or more years. Byetta lawsuit settlements can vary in time based on many different factors including:
An extraordinarily large number of lawsuits
Call a Byetta Lawsuit Lawyer today who can answer this question based on the unique facts of your case.
IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A BYETTA LAWSUIT, KEEP ALL YOUR BYETTA DOCUMENTATION
Maintaining all your Byetta documentation and other evidence is critical if you believe you are eligible for a Byetta lawsuit. You will need this evidence to prove your case and that you are entitled to compensation in a Byetta Lawsuit. Your Byetta lawyer will determine what evidence best supports your claim, but you should maintain and start gathering all your Byetta documents if you believe you are eligible for a Byetta lawsuit, including:
CALL A BYETTA LAWSUIT LAWYER IF YOU TOOK BYETTA AND WERE DIAGNOSED WITH PANCREATIC CANCER
If you or a loved one took Byetta and were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you may be eligible to file a Byetta lawsuit. Contact Byetta lawsuit lawyer Timothy L. Miles today and see if you meet the requirements for a Byetta lawsuit and could be eligible for substantial compensation. (855) Tim-M-Law (855-846-6529) or [email protected].
TIMOTHY L. MILES, ESQ.
Timothy L. Miles is a nationally recognized shareholder and consumer rights attorney raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Miles was recently selected by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM as a 2023 Top Ranked Lawyer, 2023 Top Rated Litigator. and a 2023 Elite Lawyer of the South. Mr. Miles also maintains the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, their highest rating for both legal ability and ethics. Mr. Miles is a member of the prestigious Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers: The National Trial Lawyers Association, a superb rated attorney by Avvo, a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America (2019) and recognized as a Distinguished Lawyer, Recognizing Excellence in Securities Law, by Lawyers of Distinction (2019). Mr. Miles has published over sixty articles on various issues of the law, including class actions, whistleblower cases, products liability, securities fraud, civil procedure, corporate formation, corporate takeover litigation, derivative lawsuits, and more. Visit out website.
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