If you or someone you care about has suffered adverse effects after taking the type-2 diabetes medication Janumet, our California defective drugs lawyers at The Senators Firm are here to review your case. Our California Janumet lawyer is ready to assist you, so call (949)-557-5800 today!
Pursuing Compensation by Filing a Personal Injury Claim
We will inform you about your rights, and explain the ways in which you may be eligible to pursue monetary compensation for your damages. Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) works by regulating blood glucose levels. Unfortunately, several medical studies have raised concern over the possibility that the medication may increase risks for developing the following conditions:
- Pancreatitis & Pancreatic Cancer – Janumet belongs to a drug class known as incretin mimetics and works by inhibiting the production of certain enzymes and increasing insulin secretion. While effective at regulating blood sugar levels, incretin mimetics have been found to create increased risks of pancreas inflammation, or pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is considered a risk factor for pancreatic cancer, a rare, potentially fatal form of cancer characterized by jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), rapid weight loss, abdominal pain and swelling, fatigue, excessive itching, pale colored stools, and dark colored urine. All patients taking Janumet or other similar diabetes medications should be aware of these symptoms and seek regular medical checkups.
- Thyroid Cancer – In lab studies using rats, researchers found that incretin mimetics also resulted in an increased incidence of thyroid cancer. Studies are still being performed to determine the risks for developing thyroid cancer in humans, but the fact that such evidence exists creates additional questions regarding the safety of this drug class.
Pharmaceutical companies are, first and foremost, large corporations intent on making money. As an unfortunate result, far too many fail to ensure that the products they put on the market are safe for human use. In response to numerous reports of adverse health events, and to the growing evidence between incretin mimetics and dangerous medical conditions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in March 2013 that they would be conducting studies to determine whether these medications are safe for human consumption.
Allow an Experienced California Janumet Lawyer to Review Your Potential Claim
By reaching out for the support and assistance of our proven California Janumet lawyers, you can be confident that you will have the information you need to better understand your eligibility to pursue a personal injury claim. The Senators Firm has built a legacy for utilizing our extensive experience, resources, and connections to the advantage of our clients, and to providing a voice for the victims and families who have suffered tremendous damages at the hands of corporate misconduct. We encourage those who have been injured by Janumet, as well as their loved ones, to place their trust in a firm that has the determination and capability to support them through these difficult times. Contact a California Janumet attorney from The Senators Firm to learn more about your potential claim.