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Oseni Class Action Lawsuit

Oseni Class Action Lawsuit

Oseni belongs to a class of diabetes drugs associated with several life-threatening side effects in the pancreas, including pancreatitis (pancreatic inflammation) and pancreatic cancer.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Oseni induced 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 toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Oseni and Pancreatic Cancer

Oseni is a combination of pioglitazone (Actos) and alogliptin (Nesina). These drugs treat type-2 diabetes in different ways. Oseni stimulates the pancreas to make more insulin, which helps lower blood-sugar levels.

Because Oseni relies so heavily on the pancreas and people with diabetes already have a higher risk of pancreas problems, many experts are concerned about side effects, such as:

  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Hemorrhagic and necrotizing pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • And more

FDA Investigates Studies of Pancreatic Side Effects

In March 2013, the FDA warned that two other drugs in the same class as Oseni — sitagliptin and exenatide — had been linked to a doubled increased risk of pancreatitis in a recent study. Pancreatic cancer was also more commonly reported in patients on sitagliptin or exenatide, according to a study published in Gastroenterology in 2010.

Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer

Long-term inflammation in the pancreas (chronic pancreatitis) is a risk-factor for pancreatic cancer. Over time, inflammation causes more cells to divide and grow, which increases the odds of a mutation that causes cells to grow uncontrollably.

Why Is Pancreatic Cancer So Dangerous?

Most types of pancreatic cancer occur in exocrine cells, which are responsible for making digestive enzymes. These tumors usually grow aggressively, spread to several vital organs (metastasize) near the pancreas, and produce few symptoms in the early stages. This “perfect storm” is why pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, despite being so rare.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our attorneys are not pursuing an Oseni class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits and only accepting cases involving severe side effects, such as pancreatic cancer.

About Class Actions

When hundreds or thousands of people have similar legal claims, class actions are an efficient way to resolve the litigation all at once. Everyone is represented by one person, and if compensation is awarded, everyone in the class action shares the payout.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Class actions are not designed to maximize compensation for people with extremely serious injuries from defective medications. Members of class actions may have to accept a “low-ball” settlement or high attorneys’ fees that leave little compensation for plaintiffs to share.

Instead of a class action, our trial attorneys file individual lawsuits. We specialize in holding pharmaceutical companies accountable for failing to warn about deadly side effects like pancreatic cancer. We focus on helping people with very serious injuries seek compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more.

Do I have an Oseni Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Oseni induced 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 toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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