The type-2 diabetes medication Byetta (exenatide) has been linked to life-threatening side effects, including pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, kidney failure, and more. In response, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published three Drug Safety Communications. These warnings indicate that Byetta is associated with more than 100 serious injuries and 6 deaths.
What You Can Do & How a Byetta Lawyer 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 a severe Byetta side effect, 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.
UPDATE: First Byetta Lawsuit Filed by The Schmidt Firm, PLLC
August 19, 2008 — Michael E. Schmidt of The Schmidt Firm, PLLC has filed the first-ever Byetta lawsuit on behalf of a Virginia man who developed pancreatitis after using Byetta. The lawsuit was filed in San Diego Superior Court against the Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly & Co.
What is Byetta?
Byetta (exenatide) is a medication that comes in a pre-loaded injection pen. It is used by people with type-2 diabetes to help control their blood sugar levels. The active drug in Byetta reduces blood-sugar levels by stimulating the pancreas to secrete extra insulin. Interestingly, Byetta was developed from the poisonous saliva of the Gila monster, a large lizard found in the American Southwest.
Side Effects of Byetta
Unfortunately, Byetta has been linked to many life-threatening complications. Our Byetta lawyers are currently accepting new cases on behalf of people with the following Byetta side effects:
- Acute pancreatitis
- Necrotizing pancreatitis
- Hemorrhagic pancreatitis
- Kidney damage
- Kidney failure
How Can a Byetta Lawyer Help Me?
If you were injured by Byetta, our Byetta lawyers can help you fight for your right to justice and compensation. To encourage you to meet with our attorneys, we offer a free case consultation for individuals and/or family members who have been affected by Byetta.
If you decide to file a lawsuit, you will not be alone — many lawsuits have already been filed. Our Byetta lawyers believe the number of lawsuits will grow dramatically as more people suffer life-threatening side effects and seek justice for their injuries.
If you decide to file a Byetta lawsuit, you could potentially receive compensation for the following injuries:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Lost wages
- Permanent injuries
- And more
Need a Byetta Lawyer?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Byetta injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by a severe Byetta side effect, 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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