Byetta is a drug used to treat Type II diabetes. The manufacturer is Bristol-Myers Squibb, and the drug belongs to a popular group of diabetes treatments called incretin mimetics. But research has linked the drug to a number of side effects, including the development of kidney problems, pancreatitis and increased risk of pancreatic cancer.
If you suffered injuries from using Byetta, speak to Byetta lawyers from Cordisco & Saile LLC to establish your eligibility to file a claim against the manufacturer or another party. Call 215-642-2335. You also can fill out our online contact form.
Side Effects Associated with Byetta Use
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Byetta for the treatment of Type II diabetes in 2005 but began receiving reports of problems associated with the use of the drug within a couple of years. In 2007, reports linked Byetta to a number of health problems, including a higher risk of acute pancreatitis. This is a potentially fatal condition, marked by symptoms that include severe abdominal cramps. There are some reports linking the drug to pancreatic cancer.
Kidney Trouble Associated with Byetta
Byetta may cause other side effects, including diarrhea, vomiting and nausea, which ultimately can contribute to kidney damage. Kidney failure is a potentially devastating condition because if left untreated, it can lead to other types of organ damage, including problems with the heart and brain.
During the first few years after its approval, the FDA received dozens of reports of kidney failure associated with the use of the drug. Many of these patients required hospitalization, dialysis and even kidney transplants. Some died.
I suffered harm when taking Byetta. Can I file a lawsuit against the manufacturer?
If you or a loved one suffered injuries from the use of the anti-diabetes drug Byetta, speak to Byetta attorneys about legal options for compensation. You may qualify for a claim for compensation under product liability law. Your claim could cover medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and disability. Your lawyer can review your case to determine not only eligibility, but also the damages you may recover.
The manufacturer may be liable if you suffered pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer. Your attorney may argue that the drug manufacturer did not use reasonable care in releasing the drug to the market and knew (or should have known) that the drug could cause serious harm. Plaintiffs may argue that they did not receive adequate warnings of the drug’s risks and possible consequences.
A doctor might be liable for prescribing the drug if doing so violated a reasonable standard of care. This requires proving that the doctor not only prescribed the drug, but also was negligent in doing so. This could be the case if a doctor prescribes the drug to a patient with a history of pancreatitis. A doctor may be negligent if he or she failed to discontinue the drug after the patient reported symptoms of pancreatitis.
Each case is unique, and it’s important that patients who suffer harm speak with a lawyer about their case. Your attorney can review legal options and avenues to recover compensation for your damages.
Injured by Byetta use? Speak to Byetta Lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC
It can be challenging to hold corporations like drug manufacturers liable for their injuries. It's important to take action as quickly as possible and to present a thorough case with supporting evidence. Call 215-642-2335 to set up a free consultation with a lawyer at Cordisco & Saile LLC. Or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation.