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Januvia Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit

Januvia Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit

The diabetes drug Januvia forces the pancreas to make more insulin, which helps control blood-sugar levels but may also lead to inflammation. Over time, chronic inflammation in the pancreas is a risk-factor for pancreatic cancer. The FDA is now investigating the risk of cancer from diabetes drugs.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Januvia injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been 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.

Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuits

Hundreds of lawsuits involving pancreatic side effects of diabetes drugs have been centralized in federal court. As of January 2016, over 750 lawsuits were pending in Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2452) in federal court in California: In Re: Incretin Mimetics Products Liability Litigation MDL.

Januvia and Pancreatic Cancer

What are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer? Pancreatic cancer produces no symptoms in its early stages. When symptoms do appear, they often include stomach pain, weight-loss, indigestion, jaundice, and worsening of diabetes.

Does Januvia cause pancreatic cancer? No one knows if Januvia causes pancreatic cancer. However, several recent studies have suggested a potential risk. In March 2013, the FDA issued a Safety Communication after a study published in Diabetes found pre-cancerous growths in pancreases of patients on incretin therapy.

What are the complications of pancreatic cancer? The cancer often becomes extremely painful when it presses on nerves or metastasizes (spreads) to other organs. Large tumors can also block the intestines. Extreme loss of appetite can contribute to malnutrition.

How is pancreatic cancer tested and diagnosed? The only way to be sure about a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is with a biopsy (tissue sample) taken directly from the tumor. It must be examined under a microscope by a pathologist. Other tests are usually necessary to diagnose the stage of the cancer, including ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, etc.

What is the treatment for pancreatic cancer? Treatment for Stage 0-II pancreatic cancer usually involves surgery. However, only 20% of people who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer can have it successfully removed. Later stages can only be treated with radiation and chemotherapy.

Do I have a Januvia Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Januvia injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been 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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