Type 2 diabetes is a debilitating condition that can lead to numerous health problems and complications, especially if it isn’t well managed. There are several drugs on the market designed to help patients with Type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar levels, including Byetta®, Janumet®, and Januvia®.
Unfortunately, those drugs are linked to the development of pancreatic cancer by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They also may double the risk of developing acute pancreatitis, which can be fatal. Byetta and Januvia contain warning labels indicating the risk of pancreatitis, but many patients remain unaware about their possible links to pancreatic cancer—which is one of the deadliest types of cancer.
If you or someone you love was prescribed a Type 2 diabetes medication, it’s important to monitor your health and your body closely for signs of a complication or drug injury. Symptoms of pancreatic-related injuries include pain in the abdomen or back, bloating, fatty stool, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, reduced appetite, sweating, elevated heart rate, and unexplained weight loss.
At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, our Texas drug injury attorneys believe that prescription drug manufacturers should be held liable when their products cause patients to suffer harm, especially when the complications put their lives at risk. Drug companies and their insurance providers are reluctant to pay settlements to victims like you, but we know what it takes to win. Contact us today for a free consultation.