Pittsburgh PA Byetta Dangerous Drug Attorney
If you were prescribed Byetta for Type 2 diabetes and you have suffered due to the harmful pancreas-related side effects of the medication, the dangerous drug lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. would like to help you recover financial compensation for your pain and suffering. Since the FDA’s advanced targeting of Byetta and other similar diabetes drugs, our attorneys have been monitoring the link to risks of pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and thyroid cancer due to the drug.
In 2008, one year after the FDA issued its first Byetta side effect caution, claims surrounding Byetta and other DPP-4 inhibitors began to pile up. Lawsuits wherein victims were looking to be compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and wrongful death were mounting and the FDA decided to consider serious respective studies into Byetta and similar medications.
Allegations Against Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturer of Byetta
As mentioned, the FDA has been seriously investigating the link between Byetta and pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and thyroid cancer over the past few years. As more patients and their physicians come forward about the injuries they have suffered and the loved ones they have lost, the FDA is overwhelmingly certain that drugs like Byetta have a direct link to these adverse effects. Those who have been injured by Amylin Pharmaceutical’s Byetta are alleging that the diseases they have suffered as a result of taking the drug have led to skyrocketing medical bills, lost wages from missing time at work, and a loss in their quality of life from pain and suffering. Amylin is a subsidiary of the medical drug conglomerate, Bristol-Myers Squibb.
The side effects of pancreatic cancer caused by Byetta are many and can include adverse reactions such as nausea, weight loss, enlarged lymph nodes, and serious abdominal pain. Pancreatitis caused by Byetta has similar side effects, and also includes increased heart rate, constant vomiting, and fever.
Byetta is Also Linked to Kidney Failure
In addition to pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and thyroid cancer, Byetta is also being linked to renal failure, otherwise known as kidney failure. Side effects of renal failure include, but are not limited to abnormal sweating, swelling of extremities, and general confusion. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or any of the other symptoms above, and you have been prescribed and have taken Byetta, then please call your physician immediately to treat your health concerns; then call the dangerous drug lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. to speak to a qualified attorney about your options as a victim of Byetta.
In November of 2009, the FDA told the public that nearly eighty reports of adverse kidney function had been filed due to DPP-4 inhibitors. Sixty-two of them were related to kidney failure caused by Byetta. Also in November 2009, the FDA declared that the general information in those reports would be condensed and added to Byetta labels. In the four years between Amylin’s FDA approval of the drug and when the labels were changed, there may have been tens of thousands of people affected that had no idea why they were suffering from pancreas-related problems and/or kidney failure.
Contact the Dangerous Drug Lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. for a Free Byetta Consultation
At Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., our dangerous drug lawyers have been helping people and their families who have suffered at the hands of negligent drug manufacturers like Amylin Pharmaceuticals for over 30 years. Our overwhelming success as a firm can be attributed to our years of experience and connectivity with our clients, among other things.
Contact Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. today for a free consultation and confidentially speak to one of our attorneys. You can reach us via email by clicking on the link here, or by calling (toll free) 1-800-777-4081. Fighting against drug manufacturing conglomerates like Bristol-Myers Squibb and their subsidiaries can be an uphill battle without the proper representation on your side. Contacting Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. and getting to know the firm that will represent your best interests in court is your first step for successfully establishing a base for your Byetta lawsuit and getting the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. Remember, the attorney you choose DOES make a difference. Call Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. today.