Pittsburgh PA Januvia Drug Injury Attorney
At Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., our dangerous drug lawyers are currently reviewing potential cases from prospective clients who have been diagnosed with cancer or been the victim of various other injuries due to the popular diabetes drug, Januvia.
Since complications first arose and complaints were made about the drug, researchers have found that side effects from the Merck & Company-manufactured Januvia can increase a person’s risk of enduring pancreatic damage, chronic pancreatitis, and, ultimately, pancreatic or thyroid cancer.
By all accounts, Merck & Company have withheld vital information about health risk factors surrounding Januvia. Due to negligence, Merck may be paying hundreds of millions in settlement costs to people who have suffered pancreas damage as a result of the drug conglomerate’s failures to make their patients aware of the full realm of possible side effects associated with the drug.
Victims who have suffered from the ill effects of Januvia may have contracted kidney failure, several types of pancreatitis, or pancreatic and thyroid cancers. Some who have taken Januvia have even died from the drug’s adverse side effects.
At Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., our Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers have been reviewing potential Januvia cases from around the country. Our experienced dangerous drug lawyers not only have the legal proficiency to represent you in a court of law, but our professionalism and courteousness are why we have been so successful in the past. We treat our clients the way we would want to be treated and you can expect no less than our absolute undivided attention for your specific claim.
The effects of Januvia
Januvia gained FDA approval in 2006 as one of the first in a new class of diabetes medications known as DPP-4 inhibitors. Another version of the drug, Janumet (also manufactured by Merck), was developed to include Januvia and metformin. Janumet is for diabetics who are unable to attain glycemic control from Januvia alone. Janumet is also named in many Januvia lawsuits and should be mentioned if and when you speak to one of our dangerous drug lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C.
Knowing the history of Merck, our attorneys have been following and researching the popularity and growth of Januvia since it became one of the country’s best-selling medications. Although Januvia is a relatively new drug for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, most medical experts agree that drug conglomerates, in general, must first subject their particular anti-diabetes drugs to rigorous testing, considering the dumbfounding stigma that has surrounded them over the past few years.
Despite regulatory warnings by the FDA requiring Merck to update their Januvia bottles on several occasions, it continued to profit millions while patients suffered and life-saving risk tests were foregone in order to maximize profits before the onslaught of what Merck suspected would be a number of discouraging lawsuits.
In January 2013, the FDA launched an investigation into the impending link between Januvia and pancreatic failings when a woman filed a claim stating the drug was the cause of her father’s death. After several studies confirmed that the use of using Januvia could possibly double or triple the risk of developing pancreatic problems and cause pre-cancerous cellular changes, otherwise known as pancreatic duct metaplasia, which could lead to pancreatic cancer, the lawsuits began to pile up.
Januvia pancreatic cancer allegations are real
Chronic pancreatitis caused by Januvia poses considerable risks for people possibly being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Regardless, however, adequate information on the drug and its risks has not yet been provided to physicians and their patients about the potential risks of the drugs.
Those who have been prescribed Januvia have alleged that Merck failed to adequately warn their patients of the potentially harmful side effects caused by the drug. Other claims say that Merck did not recall Januvia when it became apparent that the risks of taking the drug outweighed the benefits. Finally, claims are alleging that Merck failed to tell doctors about the importance of monitoring the pancreas in patients who were on the drug.
Call the dangerous drug lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. today for a free consultation
The dangerous drug lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. are currently reviewing potential Januvia injury lawsuits for those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and other pancreas-related injuries suffered due to the use of the drug. We are also considering clients who may have developed thyroid cancer and other forms of cancer due in part to the use of Januvia. And we will confidentially speak to anyone who feels they have a wrongful death lawsuit against the drug companies for family members who may have died due to injuries associated with the drug.
Contact Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. to speak to an experienced dangerous drug lawyer. You can contact us via email by clicking here or call us, toll-free, at 800-777-4081. Let us fight for your rights as a victim of this horrible drug and get you the compensation you deserve. Remember, the attorney you choose DOES make a difference. Call Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. today.