If you or a loved one suffers an injury after using the medication Byetta®, you may be able to file a class action lawsuit. A competent attorney can ensure that a Byetta lawsuit leads to a successful settlement.
Why doctors prescribe Byetta
Byetta is the brand name for the medicine exenatide.1 Patients administer the drug via an injection. Doctors prescribe the medicine to address the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. The drug works by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin when blood sugar levels in the body are high. Insulin is an essential chemical in the body that helps convert sugar into energy. Byetta does not cure type 2 diabetes, but it can keep symptoms under control, particularly when patients use the medicine alongside a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Serious side effects from Byetta
Some patients suffer serious side effects when using the medicine Byetta. Use of the drug may lead to pancreatic cancer, which has a very low survival rate. According to The Mayo Clinic,2 doctors rarely detect the symptoms of the disease early enough, and pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death. Byetta patients may also suffer pancreatitis.3 This condition causes the pancreas to swell. In severe cases, pancreatitis can lead to hospitalization or death. The symptoms of severe pancreatitis include:
- Abdominal pain (often feeling worse after eating)
- Weight loss
Patients suffering pancreatitis may experience severe pain and discomfort, potentially leading to further, costly medical care. You may need to file a class action lawsuit in order to receive a settlement.
How a Byetta attorney can help
A trained Byetta attorney will be able to give you advice based on recent cases, and will have a thorough understanding of any settlement for which you may be eligible. Your attorney can talk you through each step of the process to help you decide on the best course of action.
It is important to gather evidence as quickly as possible, which may include medical reports and information from your doctor. Your attorney will be able to advise on the best way to go about this process. He or she can also represent you during the case, ensuring that you comply fully with the law at every stage.
A trained Byetta attorney will be able to maximize the likelihood of success during a lawsuit. Take action immediately If you or a loved one has suffered, or is currently suffering, from a Byetta injury.
In many states, statutes of limitation4 exist for civil and criminal action. These statutes mean that there is a maximum period of time during which the plaintiff may file a case. This period normally starts from the date of the injury or from when you first noticed any symptoms. Contact an attorney promptly to avoid any potential complications that may arise from this law.