Janumet Lawsuit

Lawyers for Janumet Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit

Columbus, Ohio based Janumet lawsuit attorneys at the Eric Jones Law evaluate injury cases where patients have suffered harm after taking the antidiabetic medication. To discuss the Janumet lawsuit, contact us today to speak with one of our Janumet lawyer, free case evaluation.

 

Side Effects of Janumet

Janumet is a medication developed and distributed by Merck & Co. to treat type 2 diabetes, which is a condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin for it to regulate the levels of glucose present in blood.

When a patient has type 2 diabetes, they must test their blood glucose and take oral medication to help regulate these levels. Oral medication, such as Janumet, is an incretin mimetic. It mimics the body’s hormones that produce insulin. Combined with diet and exercise, the treatment helps patients effectively control blood glucose levels and reduce complications of hyperglycemia.

The type 2 diabetes medication, Janumet, was approved in 2007 and in 2012, generated .7 billion in sales for Merck & Co. But in 2013, the FDA and other global officials launched an investigation into the company’s medication to determine the potential risks of pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis from Janumet.

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas — which is an organ in the body’s endocrine system that produces enzymes to aid in digestion and hormones, such as insulin, to regulate the body’s blood sugar. Some symptoms of pancreatitis include the following:

  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Abdominal pain that is worse after eating
  • Fever
  • Rapid pulse
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Pancreatic cancer affects the same organ in the body but has slightly differing symptoms. Abdominal pain could be present in both pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, but in pancreatic cancer, tumors form on the organ and could present in the following symptoms:

  • Loss of appetite and unexplained weight loss
  • Depression
  • Sudden onset diabetes
  • Blood clots
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • Fatigue

 

Janumet Lawsuit in Ohio

Those who have taken Janumet and were diagnosed pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer have brought product liability lawsuits against Merck & Co. for defectively designing a product and failing to warn doctors and patients about the potentially dangerous side effects of the drug.

When faced with a diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, life can become difficult. Frequent and/or extended hospital stays can financially and emotionally burden a family and time off work can eliminate the ability to provide for yourself or your family.

It’s crucial to contact an attorney who can help you file a Janumet lawsuit in Ohio to lessen the financial difficulty and help you receive the compensation you may deserve.

 

Contact Jones Law Group

The attorneys at Jones Law Group in Columbus, Ohio are prepared to review your Janumet lawsuit in Ohio and help you determine the necessary steps toward compensation. Organizing medical records, filing a claim, and navigating legal proceedings it’s timely and daunting to do without professional legal help.

Contact us today for a consultation about your Janumet lawsuit in Ohio and let us determine how you may be eligible for compensation.

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