Januvia Litigation

Januvia Litigation

Tomasik Kotin Kasserman currently represents patients in the Chicagoland area who have ingested Januvia and other type 2 diabetes drugs. Hundreds of cases have been filed nationwide by patients who have ingested Januvia and been diagnosed with pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

Millions of Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes, a condition characterized by low insulin production. Januvia is a prescription drug meant to help adult patients with type 2 diabetes regulate insulin levels.

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In March 2013, the FDA announced that it was evaluating unpublished findings by academic researchers that suggested an increased risk of pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas, and pre-cancerous cellular changes called pancreatic duct metaplasia in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with a class of drugs called incretin mimetics.

While pancreatic cancer survival rates have been improving from decade to decade, the disease is still considered largely incurable. Pancreatitis can be a precursor to pancreatic cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, for all states of pancreatic cancer combined, the one-year relative survival rate is 20%, and the five-year rate is 4%.

Adults with type 2 diabetes taking the drugs Januvia, Janumet, Byetta, Victoza or Bydureon have an increased risk of developing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

A study done by the Islet Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, found a six-fold increase of reported cases of pancreatitis linked to patients taking Januvia or Byetta; a 2.9-fold increase in reported cases of pancreatic cancer among those taking Byetta; and a 2.7-fold increase of reported pancreatic cancer among Januvia users.

If you have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or a pancreatic condition while taking one of these drugs, talk to a lawyer at Tomasik Kotin Kasserman – at no cost – today. You are entitled to explore your legal rights, which may include compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.

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