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Diabetes Drug Class Action Lawsuit


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Diabetes Drug Class Action Lawsuit

If you were injured by pancreatic cancer, bladder cancer, or thyroid cancer after taking a diabetes drug, you may be seeking justice through a diabetes drug class action lawsuit. Unfortunately, our lawyers are concerned that this is not the best way to maximize our client’s individual right to financial compensation. This is why we are currently pursuing individual diabetes drug injury lawsuits.

What You Can Do & How a Diabetes Drug Class Action Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting diabetes drug induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by cancer after taking a diabetes drug, 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.

Diabetes Drug Class Action Lawsuit

Although The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is a nationally-recognized class action law firm in the United States, our lawyers have determined that our clients will not be best served through a diabetes drug class action lawsuit. The reason is because diabetes drugs have been linked to cancer — a severe, life-threatening injury with an enormous financial impact on individuals and their families.

We are concerned that our clients will not get the compensation they deserve through a class action lawsuit, which is why we are currently pursuing individual diabetes drug lawsuits.

You diabetes drug lawsuit could be compensated for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income or employment
  • Cost of medical treatment
  • Disability
  • Wrongful death
  • Punitive damages

Diabetes Drugs Linked to Thyroid Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer

There is new evidence that diabetes drugs in the incretin mimetic class may increase a patient’s risk of pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer. These drugs work by increasing hormones that cause the pancreas to produce more insulin. Unfortunately, incretin mimetics have only been on the market since 2005, and several have been associated with cancer.

Type-2 diabetes drugs in the incretin mimetic class include:

SGLT2 Inhibitor Diabetes Drugs Linked to Ketoacidosis

In May 2015, the FDA reported that 20 cases of ketoacidosis had been linked to SGLT2 inhibitors in their first year on the market. All of the victims were hospitalized. The FDA also noted that blood-sugar levels were not very high in some cases. Just weeks later, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) reported that 101 cases of ketoacidosis had been linked to SGLT2 inhibitors between March 2013 and May 2015 worldwide.

SGLT2 inhibitor diabetes drugs include:

Actos and Bladder Cancer Lawsuits

Takeda Pharmaceuticals is facing more than 1,000 lawsuits involving Actos (pioglitazone) from people who allege that the company did not do enough to warn about the link between Actos and bladder cancer. The FDA recently required a “Black Box” warning about bladder cancer on the label for Actos, but before these warnings were added, thousands of people were injured.

About Class Action Lawsuits

Class action lawsuits make sense when many people suffer the same injury, but the damages are not significant enough to justify the cost of individual legal representation. A good example would be purchasing a TV with false advertisements regarding its screen resolution. All of the claims are consolidated into one claim. The class action represented by one law firm and a plaintiff known as the “class representative.” If damages are awarded, they are usually split up evenly among the members of the class action lawsuit.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits Instead of a Diabetes Drug Class Action Lawsuit

Our lawyers are concerned that plaintiffs who join or file a diabetes drug class action lawsuit could be forced to accept less compensation than what they would have gotten through an individual drug injury lawsuit.

The problem with a class action is that you could be forced into a “low-ball settlement” with high lawyer’s fees and few options for seeking additional compensation. Furthermore, even if the class action lawsuit is awarded damages, plaintiffs would be forced to share it amongst each other. The individual payout might be less than their medical expenses, cost of future care, etc.

This is why class action lawsuits are not the preferred way to handle a large, complex drug injury litigation. Instead, a process called a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) is established by a panel of federal judges. An MDL has some of the same benefits as a class action — by joining many lawsuits together, it is more efficient and cost-effective. The difference is that individual lawsuits in an MDL remain independent. This helps plaintiffs fight for the maximum amount of compensation they deserve.

Do I have a Diabetes Drug Class Action Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting diabetes drug induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by cancer after taking a diabetes drug, 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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