Januvia, one of the newest diabetes drugs, has been linked to dozens of reports of pancreatitis (pancreatic inflammation). The FDA has published warnings and also investigated a possible risk of pancreatic cancer.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Januvia induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was 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 us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
In March 2013, the FDA issued a Safety Communication for Januvia after a study found evidence of pre-cancerous growths that could become malignant. Lawsuits accuse drug-makers of negligence for failing to adequately warn about side effects like pancreatic cancer.
In August 2013, federal judges created a Multi-District Litigation (In Re: Incretin Mimetics Products Liability Litigation MDL) to centralize lawsuits involving side effects of Januvia and other diabetes drugs in the “incretin mimetic” class. Two years later, the litigation contained over 750 lawsuits. The cases are pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California under Judge Anthony Battaglia.
Studies Link Januvia and Pancreatic Side Effects
In 2011, the medical journal Gastroenterology published a study that linked Januvia to an increased risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. The research was based on a review of adverse events that were voluntarily submitted to the FDA from 2004 until 2009.
In June 2013, the British Medical Journal published an editorial describing the growing number of studies linking new diabetes drugs to pancreatic cancer. Experts are concerned about the lack of warnings regarding the risk.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
The Schmidt Firm, LLP is investigating potential lawsuits involving the following side effects:
- Pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation)
- Pancreatic cancer
Need a Januvia Lawyer?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Januvia injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was 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 us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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