Acute Pancreatitis & Pancreatic Cancer Injuries
If you or a loved one was prescribed Victoza to treat your type 2 diabetes and you were subsequently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis, you may qualify for compensation through a Victoza lawsuit.
Contact a Victoza injury lawyer from TorHoerman Law for a free no-obligation consultation to find out if you qualify for a Victoza pancreatic cancer lawsuit or Victoza pancreatitis lawsuit.
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At this time, TorHoerman Law is only accepting plaintiffs with pancreatic-related injuries to participate in the Victoza lawsuit.
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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 the 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.
If you or a loved one suffered a pancreatic-related injury subsequent to taking Victoza, you may qualify to participate in a Victoza lawsuit.
Contact a Victoza injury lawyer at TorHoerman Law to discuss your legal options today.
Other incretin mimetic medications include:
Byetta (exenatide) is a GLP-1 receptor agonist that 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 agonist 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 helps 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.
There are a number of adverse health risks associated with Victoza that are not mentioned on the Victoza warning label.
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.
Following a number of concerning reports linking Victoza to pancreatitis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted an investigation into Victoza’s health risks in 2013. The FDA found that pancreatitis was more likely to occur in patients using Victoza than in patients using any other type-2 diabetes medication. As a result, the FDA mandated a black box warning making consumers aware of Victoza’s increased risk of pancreatitis. Other research and studies have shown that this form of type-2 diabetic treatment may be linked to pancreatic cancer. In a recent clinical trial, 13 patients were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer while only 5 patients taking the placebo were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Following a number of concerning reports linking Victoza to thyroid cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated a black box warning for the drug, the strongest warning a drug can carry. Researchers found an increased risk of tumors — sometimes cancerous — developing in the thyroid glands of rats and mice.
If you are taking Victoza and have developed pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, or thyroid cancer, you should stop taking Victoza and talk to your doctor Right away. If you have experienced any pancreatic injuries, contact an experienced Victoza injury lawyer to discuss your legal options, including filing a Victoza lawsuit.
If you had previously taken Victoza and have developed pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis, you should contact an experienced Victoza lawyer right away.
Victoza injury lawsuits have been filed across the country on behalf of individuals who were prescribed Victoza and subsequently suffered pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer.
There is currently a multidistrict litigation (MDL) filed against Novo Nordisk on behalf of patients injured by Victoza and similar incretin mimetics. The MDL is a conglomeration of similar claims made against Victoza. It 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 product liability litigation-type of personal injury law.
The Victoza lawsuit plaintiffs claim that Novo Nordisk failed to warn consumers of the potential health risks associated with Victoza including pancreatitis & pancreatic cancer.
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 or pancreatic cancer, you must also seek proper medical treatment right away and ask your doctor if you should continue to take Victoza.
Once you have sought proper medical treatment, you should hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you as your Victoza injury lawyer. Your state’s statute of limitations bars you from taking legal action after an allotted amount of time following your injury, so do not wait to seek legal aid from an experienced Victoza injury lawyer.
Once you have hired a Victoza injury lawyer, you should familiarize yourself with the civil litigation process, so that you are aware of the steps involved in a Victoza lawsuit.
Using the evidence you gather, your Victoza injury lawyer will work to gain you compensation for the damages that you incurred as a result of your injuries.
You can receive compensation out-of-court in a settlement, or through a verdict in a Victoza lawsuit trial.
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:
If you or a loved one was prescribed Victoza and were subsequently diagnosed with acute pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, you may qualify to participate in a Victoza lawsuit. Contact TorHoerman Law to receive a free, no-obligation case consultation with an experienced attorney today.
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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 fee basis, which means that we do not charge our clients any fees until they have seen compensation first.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free, confidential consultation, please contact us for a free consultation or use our chatbot below to find out instantly if you qualify for a Victoza lawsuit.
If you or a loved one was prescribed Victoza to treat Type-2 diabetes and was subsequently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis – you may qualify to participate in a Victoza lawsuit.
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.
Injuries linked to Victoza, including pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis, can be fatal. Victoza could be considered very dangerous.
Victoza has been linked to a number of adverse health risks including pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis.