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Janumet Pancreatic Cancer Complications

Janumet Pancreatic Cancer Complications

Although Janumet has only been available as a type-2 diabetes treatment since 2007, it has already been linked to a possible risk of pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately, Janumet pancreatic cancer complications are often very severe — this cancer is rarely diagnosed in its early stages, and very few people can be cured. If you believe that Janumet may have caused pancreatic cancer in you or your loved one, contact our lawyers for more information regarding a potential Janumet lawsuit.

What You Can Do & How a Janumet Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Janumet induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by Janumet pancreatic cancer complications, 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.

Why are Janumet Pancreatic Cancer Complications Serious?

Janumet pancreatic cancer complications tend to be very serious. Pancreatic cancer is one of the rarest cancers (fewer than 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease every year) but it is the fourth-leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. There are many reasons for the high mortality rate, including:

  • Pancreatic cancer often does not cause symptoms or complications in its early stages, which frequently delays diagnosis and treatment until the cancer has metastasized.
  • Most people who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer have adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, which is a very aggressive cancer that spreads quickly.
  • Surgical removal of pancreatic cancer is possible in less than 20% of people who are diagnosed with the disease.
  • The pancreas is a digestive organ located deep inside the abdomen, very close to other vital organs. The cancer can quickly become life-threatening after it spreads to these organs.

Janumet Pancreatic Cancer Complications

The following is a list of potential Janumet pancreatic cancer complications:

  • Abdominal pain: This complication can grow very severe as the cancer spreads and compresses nerves in the abdomen. Pain medications and surgery to deaden these nerves can alleviate the pain.
  • Intestinal obstruction: This is a common complication of late-stage pancreatic cancer, once the tumor has grown large enough to compress the intestines.
  • Bile duct obstruction: A growing tumor can obstruct the bile duct from the liver to the intestines, which can cause jaundice (yellowing of the whites of the eyes and the skin).
  • Diabetes: Although people who use Janumet have underlying diabetes, the condition can become significantly more severe if endocrine cells in the pancreas stop producing insulin.
  • Malnutrition: Pancreatic cancer can cause exocrine cells in the pancreas to stop producing digestive enzymes, which can make it difficult to break down food and absorb nutrients.
  • Weight loss and muscle atrophy: This complication may be caused by malnutrition, lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, and side effects of cancer treatments (chemotherapy and radiation therapy).
  • Metastasis: Spread of the cancer to organs or tissues outside the pancreas.
  • Death: If Janumet pancreatic cancer complications may have contributed to your loved one’s death, you may be able to seek justice by filing a Janumet lawsuit.

Do I have a Janumet Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Janumet induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by Janumet pancreatic cancer complications, 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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