The Januvia lawsuit attorneys at the Eric Jones Law represent patients who are suffering serious harm after taking the Januvia. Those who were victims of unexpected side effects while using Januvia should contact an attorney for legal advice immediately.
Produced and manufactured by the same company that created Janumet, Merck & Co., Januvia is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients with type 2 diabetes.
Patients with type 2 diabetes experience a disease in which the body does not produce enough of the hormone, insulin, which helps regulate and control the body’s blood glucose levels. When blood glucose levels are above a certain range, patients experience the adverse symptoms of hyperglycemia, which can result in long-term damage to the body.
Januvia, like its counterpart Janumet, is a medication that mimics the hormones that the pancreas produces in order to help the patient control their blood glucose levels, along with sufficient diet and exercise.
Soon after the Januvia release by Merck & Co., it was discovered that type 2 diabetes patients who were prescribed Januvia were experiencing negative side effects. A December 2015 study, published in the National Center for Biotechnology, found that Januvia was linked to increased instances of pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis, two conditions which affect the insulin-producing pancreas in the body.
Pancreatic cancer causes malignant tumors to form on the organ and results in symptoms such as depression, fatigue, jaundice, abdominal pain, and unexplained weight loss. Pancreatitis shows in symptoms like abdominal pain, pain after eating, vomiting, nausea, fever, and rapid pulse. Untreated, these two conditions can cause long-term health complications or even death.
Due to the discovered link between pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis and the type 2 diabetes medication Januvia, patients have filed product liability lawsuit claims against Merck & Co. for the company’s negligence in creating a defective product and not warning the public about its dangers.
When patients who were prescribed Januvia are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis, the financial burden of extended or frequent hospital stays and undergoing treatment can seriously affect their ability to provide for their families. Many have received compensation for their emotional and financial struggles during their Januvia-caused diagnosis.
Furthermore, families with patients who have passed away because of Januvia’s adverse side effects have been able to file wrongful death lawsuits against the manufacturers and distributors of Januvia to receive compensation related to funeral costs, medical costs, loss of support, and loss of services.
If you or a loved one was prescribed Januvia for treatment of type 2 diabetes and have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis, contact the attorneys with the Jones Law Group about a Januvia lawsuit in Ohio. Our professional legal team can provide a consultation regarding your Januvia lawsuit case and determine the necessary steps needed to receive the compensation you deserve. The financial and emotional cost of a Januvia-linked diagnosis may be lessened with the expertise of Jones Law Group.
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