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Bydureon Class Action Lawsuit

Bydureon Class Action Lawsuit

The diabetes drug Bydureon has been linked to a number of side effects in the pancreas, including pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis. AstraZeneca has also settled several lawsuits involving exenatide.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Bydureon induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Overview

Bydureon contains an extended-release version of exenatide. It treats type-2 diabetes by stimulating the pancreas to make more insulin, which helps lower blood-sugar levels. Unfortunately, this may also lead to a variety of life-threatening pancreatic side effects.

FDA Investigates Pancreatic Risks of Bydureon

The FDA has issued several warnings about pancreatic side effects of exenatide. The agency has received dozens of reports of pancreatitis (inflammation in the pancreas), including at least six reports of patients who were hospitalized with severe hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis.

Low-level pancreatitis often produces no symptoms, which can delay diagnosis and treatment. Chronic pancreatitis is a risk-factor for pancreatic cancer. People with diabetes already have a higher risk of pancreatic cancer, which is why this potential side effect of Bydureon is concerning.

The FDA opened a safety investigation in 2013, soon after researchers published a study linking exenatide with pre-cancerous growths in the pancreas. However, the agency decided not to ask AstraZeneca to update the label on Bydureon to include pancreatic cancer.

AstraZeneca Reaches Settlement Agreements

Since then, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by people who took Byetta or Bydureon and were diagnosed with pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and other severe side effects. In August 2014, AstraZeneca reported reaching settlement agreements in 84 lawsuits. Terms of those settlements and injuries involved were not disclosed.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas. However, our attorneys are not filing a Bydureon class action against AstraZeneca. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

About Class Actions

The benefit of a class action is that it can efficiently resolve a lot of similar legal claims all at once. Everyone joins together and collectively fights for compensation. Lawyers take a cut of the payout and divide the rest among plaintiffs.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Class actions can have major disadvantages for people with severe injuries. In some cases, attorneys charge massive fees, leaving little remaining for everyone in the class action. Members may also have to accept a “low-ball” settlement.

Instead of a class action, our law firm specializes in filing individual lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies. We only accept cases involving people who were very seriously injures so we can focus our efforts on seeking justice and maximizing compensation on their behalf.

Do I have a Bydureon Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Bydureon induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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