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Victoza falls under the umbrella of incretin mimetics, a class of drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes that works by boosting insulin production in the pancreas, lowering the patient’s blood sugar levels.
Victoza, which is manufactured by Novo Nordisk, was first approved for market in 2010. It quickly became one of the most popular type-2 diabetes treatments.
However, more recently Victoza has faced criticisms over its dangerous side effects, which Novo Nordisk failed to warn consumers about. As a result, a number of Victoza lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer on behalf of individuals who were injured by Victoza.
Incretin mimetic medications also include:
Byetta (exenatide) is a GLP-1 receptor agonist which mimics the effect of glucagon-like peptide-1, a hormone that increases insulin production when blood sugar is high. Byetta is administered as a twice-daily injection.
Bydureon is also a GLP-1 receptor agonists and contains the same main ingredient as Byetta – exenatide. Bydureon is a longer-lasting version of Byetta, requiring a once a week injection.
Rather than an injection, Januvia (sitagliptin) is a once-daily pill used to lower blood glucose levels in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Januvia helps to increase the insulin produced by the pancreas when blood sugar levels are high and help to reduce the amount of sugar produced by the liver. Also a pill, Janumet is a combination drug – it combines sitagliptin and metformin into a single pill.
Researchers have linked Victoza to a number of dangerous and potentially life-threatening side effects. These side effects were not included on the original Victoza warning label and the public has now been made aware of these side effects by researchers and through drug safety communications.
If you are taking Victoza and have developed pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, or thyroid cancer, you should stop taking Victoza and talk to your doctor and an experienced personal injury lawyer right away.
If you had previously taken Victoza and have developed pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, or thyroid cancer, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer right away.
There is currently multidistrict litigation (MDL) filed against Novo Nordisk on behalf of patients injured by Victoza and similar incretin mimetics. The MDL is filed in the federal court of California. There are other individual Victoza lawsuits filed against Novo Nordisk, most of which are still pending in state and federal courts.
Victoza is considered a bad drug and falls under products liability litigation-type of personal injury law.
If you choose to file a lawsuit, you will need to prove the following information in order to have a strong case:
It is very important to the success of your lawsuit that you mitigate any further injury – if you have suffered pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, or thyroid cancer you must also seek proper medical treatment right away and ask your doctor if you should continue to take Victoza.
TorHoerman Law is pursuing Victoza lawsuit cases for patients who are/were prescribed Victoza to treat their type-2 diabetes and suffered the following injuries as a result:
The costs associated with your injury are referred to as damages. There are economic damages — those costs that are tangible and objective. There are also non-economic damages — those costs that are not tangible and subjective.
Examples of damages in a Victoza lawsuit include:
When choosing a Victoza lawyer, you should select a team of experienced personal injury lawyers who have your best interests in mind. At TorHoerman Law, our experienced team of bad drug lawyers will do everything to ensure that you receive full compensation for the damages that you incurred due to your Victoza injury. We guarantee that we have your best interests in mind by offering our services on a contingency basis, which means that we do not charge our clients any fees until they have seen compensation first.
Our Victoza team is available to clients and potential clients at any time, so feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free, confidential consultation, please contact us by either filling out the consultation form, calling us at 618-656-4400 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Modified: May 13th, 2019 @ 11:54 am
If you have previously taken Victoza and subsequently developed pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, or thyroid cancer, you may be eligible to participate in a Victoza lawsuit. Contact TorHoerman law today for a free no-obligation Victoza lawsuit case consultation.
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