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Injured by a defective drug?

California lawyers from The Senators Firm provide exceptional legal assistance to victims and families seeking to learn more about pursuing a recovery of their damages sustained after taking the type-2 diabetes medication Nesina. Nesina (alogliptin) is a new diabetes drug in the class of incretin mimetics that regulates blood glucose levels. In response to increasing reports of adverse health reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they would be investigating the possible links between the use of incretin mimetic drugs such as Nesina and increased risks for pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and thyroid cancer.

Medical studies that prompted FDA investigations found that Nesina and other similar diabetes medications created an increased risk for the development of pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas. Additionally, these drugs were found to cause pre-cancerous cellular changes in the pancreas. Both of these factors increase an individual's risk for developing pancreatic cancer, which is a life-threatening form of cancer. Common signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer include:

  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes)
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Abdominal pain, swelling, and bloating
  • Fatigue
  • Excessive itching
  • Dark colored urine
  • Pale colored stools
  • Nausea and diarrhea

In addition to increased risks of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, incretin mimetics have also be found to lead to the development of thyroid cancer in lab rats. While studies are currently being conducted to determine if incretin mimetics pose similar risks in humans, these warning signs serve to highlight the fact that insufficient studies were conducted prior to the release of Nesina. Concrete evidence is expected to remain elusive, as thyroid cancer is rare and takes years to develop. Signs and symptoms may include difficulty swallowing, pain in the neck or throat, involuntary voice changes, and swollen lymph nodes.

Speak with a California Attorney to Learn More About Pursuing a Claim

At The Senators Law Firm, our legal team has proven that we are equipped with the experience and resources to effectively hold powerful pharmaceutical companies liable for the damages they cause. We integrate years of legal knowledge with a passion for helping injured victims and families secure the compensation they rightfully deserve. If you or your loved one has suffered pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, or any other adverse effect after taking Nesina, then please allow a California lawyer from our firm to review your case, inform you about your rights, and explain how you may be eligible to pursue monetary compensation. Contact The Senators Firm today.

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