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Victoza Lawsuits Center
In clinical trials, some patients on the anti-diabetic drug liraglutide—sold under the brand name Victoza—developed pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer. Victoza’s label does not warn consumers about this risk.
And in March 2013, the FDA informed the public of findings that connected Victoza with pancreatitis and cellular changes called “pancreatic duct metaplasia.”
If you’ve suffered harm resulting from taking Victoza, then you might have a case against the manufacturer of the drug.
You’ll need to make a claim, though, and your time to do so is limited. Call us now and speak to one of our lawyers, at no cost or risk. We can determine promptly whether you have grounds for a lawsuit.
If you took Victoza and developed pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, then you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including out-of-pocket costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Don’t expect the drug manufacturer to volunteer to write you a check, though. You’ll need to demand to be made whole.
On March 14, 2013, Bloomberg reported that the U.S. FDA is reviewing data linking Victoza and other type 2 diabetes drugs to pancreatic cancer. The agency has been concerned since it received a large number of reports of patients developing pancreatitis while taking Byetta and Januvia, the other drugs in the incretin mimetic class.
Victoza and other drugs in the incretin mimetic class are some of the most popularly prescribed drugs taken to control diabetes. Incretin mimetics mimic the hormone incretin, which signals the body to release insulin when food is consumed. It is important for diabetics to control sugar levels to avoid more serious conditions.
Despite the drug’s celebrity endorsement and popularity, the number of patients experiencing serious side effects from Victoza is growing. Even if money cannot restore previous good health to you or a loved one, a lawsuit might help ease the financial burdens that come with medical expenses that might not be covered by insurance.