More than 7,000 people have filed a Byetta lawsuit against the makers of the drug Byetta since its release in 2003. The most common Byetta lawsuits stem from the drug’s dangerous side effects, which can include hepatitis and pancreatic cancer, as well as claims that Pfizer and AstraZeneca withheld information about the drug’s risks and potential side effects. If you or someone you know took Byetta and were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, contact Byetta lawsuit lawyer Timothy L. Miles to see if you are eligible for a Byetta lawsuit.
If you took Byetta and were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, contact Byetta lawsuit lawyer Timothy L. Miles
The drug Byetta was developed and released in 2003. It contains the ingredients Exenatide and human insulin, and it comes in the form of a once-daily injection. While the drug was approved for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, it is also used for obesity. According to the FDA, Byetta is indicated as an "adjunct to diet and exercise for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in patients inadequately controlled on diet and exercise." The drug is also indicated for "combination therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who require initial combination therapy." It is also indicated for “adjunctive therapy to diet and exercise for the prevention of diabetic complications.” Byetta is manufactured and distributed by Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
Byetta Side Effects
Byetta side effects include, among others:
Pfizer and Byetta Lawsuits
Pfizer and AstraZeneca are being sued by people who suffered serious side effects as a result of using Byetta. The side effects include pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and other serious injuries. In March and April 2019, two federal class action lawsuits were filed against Pfizer and AstraZeneca regarding Byetta. The lawsuits were filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by litigants on behalf of all individuals who were harmed by the drug. The lawsuits allege that Pfizer and AstraZeneca engaged in deceptive marketing when they aggressively marketed Byetta to doctors and patients. The lawsuits also allege that Pfizer and AstraZeneca failed to inform doctors of the risks associated with the drug.
AstraZeneca and Byetta Lawsuits
In addition to being sued, AstraZeneca has been named in many Byetta lawsuits as a co-defendant. The lawsuits allege that the company failed to provide adequate warnings about the risks and side effects of the drug. They also claim that the company failed to monitor the use and adverse events associated with the drug. The first Byetta lawsuit against AstraZeneca was filed in November 2018. The lawsuit was filed by a man who used Byetta and allegedly suffered a heart attack as a result of the drug. The lawsuit claimed that the drug’s warning label was inadequate and failed to disclose the risk associated with the use of the drug.
Dangerous Ingredients in Byetta
Some of the ingredients in Byetta have been linked to serious side effects. These include Exenatide and human insulin. Exenatide, one of the ingredients in Byetta, is associated with an increased risk of pancreatitis, a serious condition that can result in hospitalization and death. The insulin that makes up another part of Byetta has been associated with hypersensitivity and allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.
The drug Byetta has been linked to a wide range of serious side effects. It has also been linked to an increased risk of cancer in some patients. If you or a loved one took Byetta and were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you may be eligible for 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. While there is still time to file a lawsuit, be mindful that these cases are time sensitive, and give us a call today.
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, and more.
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