Experts have warned that the medication Januvia, which has been used by millions of people with type-2 diabetes, may be linked to thyroid cancer and pancreatic cancer.
Unfortunately, Merck, the maker of the drug, delayed important testing ordered by the FDA that may have warned patients of these risks sooner.
Now, a growing number of those affected by thyroid or pancreatic cancer have contacted a Januvia lawyer to learn about the compensation available from a defective drug lawsuit.
The FDA first warned of Januvia pancreatic side effects in 2009. Since then, lawyers have questioned whether Merck was taking appropriate action to protect patients, or was protecting the profits from its best-selling drug.
A Januvia lawyer can let you know about the current warnings and research linking the drug to cancer, as well as what litigation is taking place. They can also discuss your case to let you know if you qualify and how much time you have to take action.
If you or a family member were diagnosed with thyroid cancer or pancreatic cancer after taking Januvia, it is important to speak with a Januvia lawyer. You may be entitled to substantial compensation, however, time is limited. Contact us today.
A recent study from the University of California at Los Angeles indicated drugs like Januvia may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 270% and thyroid cancer by 148%. With the number of patients taking the drug, experts fear thousands could be affected.
The Journal for the American Medical Association also published research this year that warned drugs like Januvia can double the risk of pancreatitis, which can lead to pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is a severe disease that attacks the lining of the pancreas. Because it is often detected late and spreads quickly, it is a leading cause of cancer death. Thyroid cancer is often less severe, but can require surgery and radiation medication to treat. If you have experienced symptoms of either, you should speak with a doctor immediately.
A Januvia lawyer can explain how the FDA ordered Merck to conduct new studies for Januvia in 2009 to protect patients from these risks. However, an FDA violation letter from February, 2012 shows the drug maker delayed the testing.
A lawyer can also discuss your specific case at no charge to let you know if you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer to help with treatment and the care of your family. Since there is a time limit for these cases, it is important to learn how long you have to take action.
Defective drug injury lawsuits can be very complex with years of fighting against large drug companies. Therefore, it is important to choose a lawyer with experience in this type of case. DrugRisk only recommends lawyers and law firms that have already handled diabetes drug cancer lawsuits or Januvia lawsuits.
Contact us today for more information on the warnings, research, side effects and legal news related to Januvia and other diabetes drugs, or to speak with a lawyer. We are available 24 hours a day to help.