A Byetta lawyer may be able to help you obtain compensation if you or a loved one developed pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, or thyroid cancer while taking this popular Type 2 diabetes medication. A growing body of evidence has found disturbing links between Byetta and these potentially deadly disorders. Already, dozens of Byetta lawsuits have been filed in courts around the country, all of which accuse the makers of Byetta of failing to provide adequate warnings about its potential to increase risks for pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer.
Since 1993, Bernstein Liebhard LLP has recovered more than $3 billion for injured consumers. Our Byetta lawyers are evaluating potential claims now, and can help you determine if filling a lawsuit is the right course of action for you and your family. To start the process, simply give our office a call at , and you’ll soon be in touch with a Byetta attorney who can answer all of your questions.
Byetta belongs to a class of drugs known as incretin mimetics, all of which mimic incretin hormones in the digestive system in order to stimulate the pancreas to release more insulin. Approved in 2005, Byetta was the first of this drug class to hit the market, and was enthusiastically adopted by the medical community. By 2008, Amylin Pharmaceuticals had earned $700 million in Byetta sales.
Unfortunately, within two years of its launch, Byetta was the subject of regulatory warnings regarding its possible association with pancreatitis, a known risk factor for pancreatic cancer. In October 2007, new warnings were added to the drug’s label after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) learned that 30 Byetta users had been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. A second Byetta alert was issued just a year later, after the agency received 6 more pancreatitis reports that included two deaths.
By February 2011, concerns about a possible connection between Byetta and pancreatic cancer were growing, sparked by a Gastroenterology study that found Byetta patients faced a three-fold increased risk for the disease. In February 2013, research published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that patients who took drugs like Byetta might be at a doubled risk for developing pancreatic cancer. Just a month later, the FDA announced a review of Byetta and other incretin mimetics after a small study linked the drugs to precancerous changes in the cells of the pancreas. In April of the same year, the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices reported that the FDA had received 263 Byetta pancreatitis reports, as well as 71 reports of Byetta pancreatic cancer and 14 reports of Byetta thyroid cancer during a single 12 month period.
The FDA is now waiting on the results of large studies designed to assess the risks that may be associated with Byetta. Our Byetta attorneys are actively monitoring these issues to ensure that our clients have the information they need to make informed decisions about their legal options.
If you or a loved one became seriously ill due to Byetta, you may be entitled to compensation for all of you injury-related damages. If you suspect a loved one’s death was caused by Byetta, you or another surviving family member may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. With the help of an experienced Byetta attorney, you could be awarded compensation to cover:
If you’re worried you can’t afford to retain a Byetta lawyer for your case, please don’t allow that to stop you from contacting Bernstein Liebhard LLP today. Our Firm is filing Byetta lawsuits on a contingency basis, which means our clients pay no legal fees unless we make a recovery on their behalf. If your case is not successful, you won’t be expected to pay any fees whatsoever.
The Byetta lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are anxious to hear from anyone who may have been injured by this drug. Our highly-accomplished legal staff will take the time to ensure you understand all of your options, and will be at your side every step of the way as your Byetta lawsuit progresses through the courts. For your free, no-obligation legal evaluation, please call to contact a Byetta attorney today.