Victoza – Pancreatic Cancer
Victoza (liraglutide) is a prescription injection medication for type-2 diabetes that was developed by Novo Nordisk. Victoza belongs to a new class of diabetes drugs called incretin mimetics, which work by mimicking hormones in the pancreas that regulate blood-sugar levels.
Possible Injury – Pancreatic Cancer
The problem is that several recent studies have raised concern that drugs in the incretin mimetic class may increase a patient’s risk of pancreatitis. Over time, chronic pancreatitis is known to increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, and some studies support this risk.
In June 2016, the Leader clinical trial found 15 cases of pancreatic cancer in patients on Victoza, compared to only 5 patients on a placebo, out of roughly 4,670 patients in each group. The risk was low, but the study only tracked patients for 3.5 to 5 years. Pancreatic cancer often takes much longer to develop.
Dangerous drugs and dangerous medical devices can injure up to hundreds or even thousands of individuals, each of whom may be entitled to compensation. A significant step in obtaining compensation for each individual occurs when the courts decide to group the cases under the supervision of a single judge who oversees investigation and mediation of the cases. Over 800 lawsuits involving pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer have been filed by people who took Victoza, Byetta, or Januvia. These lawsuits have been centralized in one federal court.
Why Beacon Legal Group Should Be Your Attorney
BLG maintains a team of specially trained professionals to guide you through your Victoza lawsuit. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, permanent impairments suffered, pain and suffering, and even punitive damages were appropriate.
BLG Fees and Costs
BLG covers all fees and costs to pursue your Victoza case. We only collect our fees and costs if we win for you through a settlement or a judgment.
Free Case Evaluation
BLG will evaluate your case with no obligation on your part. We only invite you to be our client if we believe your case has merit.
If you or someone you love suffered from Victoza side effects, you may be eligible for compensation. Submit your request for a free case evaluation now. We have a team of caring and compassionate Victoza Lawsuit Attorneys ready to help.