In 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed six deaths associated with Byetta (exenatide). It is possible that more Byetta patients have died the last few years. Recent studies have linked Byetta to pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, and kidney failure.
What You Can Do & How a Byetta Lawsuit Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Byetta induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by Byetta, 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 us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
Byetta Linked to Six Deaths
The injection diabetes drug Byetta (exenatide) was approved in 2005 to treat type-2 diabetes in adults. It helps control metabolic disorders by lowering blood-sugar levels. The active drug specifically targets the pancreas. Some of the most serious Byetta side effects (pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer) involve this organ.
Although many serious side effects have been linked to Byetta, the risk of death is still very low. Physicians wrote more than 7 million Byetta prescriptions between 2005 and 2009, and only 6 deaths have been confirmed. Two deaths were announced in an FDA Drug Safety Communication in 2009, and four additional deaths were confirmed by drug-makers Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly & Co.
Since 2009, it is possible that the number of deaths has continued to increase. According to a 2011 study of Byetta that was published in Gastroenterology, the FDA has received hundreds of reports of pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, and kidney failure.
Byetta and Wrongful Death Lawsuits
If you believe that Byetta may be responsible for your loved one’s wrongful death, contact our Byetta lawyers today regarding a Byetta wrongful death lawsuit.
It is essential that you act quickly — you have a limited amount of time to file your Byetta lawsuit. The deadline to file a wrongful death lawsuit varies by state and individual circumstances. Once the statute of limitations expires, you may no longer be able to seek compensation or justice for your loved one’s death.
You may be entitled to recover the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Compensation for earnings the deceased would have earned
- Compensation for pain and suffering of deceased and family
- Punitive damages
- And more
Do I have a Byetta Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Byetta injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by Byetta, 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 us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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