Type 2 diabetes is a life-altering condition that requires daily treatment, and diabetics deserve to know that the medications they take are improving their lives. Unfortunately, several popular Type 2 diabetes drugs prescribed to improve patients’ blood sugar levels have been linked to serious and potentially life-threatening health problems, including pancreatic and thyroid cancer. Other adverse side effects may include pancreatitis, heart failure, and kidney disease.
You may be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one developed cancer or another serious health condition after taking one or more of the following medications:
- Onglyza® (saxagliptin)
- Byetta® (exenatide)
- Januvia® (sitagliptin)
- Janumet® (sitagliptin and metformin)
- Tradjenta® (linagliptin)
- Victoza® (liraglutide)
If you suspect your health problems, up to and including your cancer diagnosis, are the result of your prescribed diabetes medication, don’t wait. Under Wisconsin law, you have a limited time from the date you became aware of your drug injury to file a claim.
How Hiring a Drug Injury Lawyer Can Help You
When we take on your drug injury claim, we’ll collect evidence that proves the following facts:
- You took medication for your Type 2 diabetes.
- The potential side effects were not properly communicated by the manufacturer.
- You developed a significant health problem, such as pancreatic cancer.
- Your cancer or other health condition is the result of taking the drug.
The drug company will have a large legal team fighting to cast doubt on your claim, and we want to make sure you have every advantage possible when pursuing the compensation you deserve. The team at Brian Hodgkiss Injury Lawyers isn’t afraid to take on big pharmaceutical companies, and we want to protect your rights.
Our drug injury legal team can compile evidence, bring in medical experts, and point to similar cases of diabetes patients developing significant health problems after taking the drug to help support your case.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Lawyer After a Prescription Drug Injury?
At Brian Hodgkiss Injury Lawyers, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that if we don’t win your case, you pay us nothing. We firmly believe that the inability to pay upfront should never prevent anyone from seeking justice after an injury caused by someone else’s negligence, so even your consultation is free. Call (920) 486-9726 today to speak to an Appleton drug injury lawyer.
Compensation for Victims of Dangerous Diabetes Drugs
Cancer is a serious condition that can result in huge medical bills. If you were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or another serious health condition after taking medication for your Type 2 diabetes, you may be entitled to significant compensation for the harm caused to your health and life by the negligence of the pharmaceutical company.
When calculating how much compensation you may be entitled to after a diabetes drug injury, our attorneys will take into consideration your prognosis, the seriousness of your injuries, the length of your recovery, and the extent to which your injuries affect your daily activities and relationships with friends and family.
Types of compensation our drug injury lawyers can fight for on your behalf include:
- Past and future medical expenses incurred by your drug injury
- Damages for physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of consortium
- Loss of wages and earning capacity if you’re unable to work due to your drug injury
Let Us Fight for You
The dangerous side effects of Type 2 diabetes medications can leave victims dealing with reduced quality of life and enormous medical bills. When debilitating medical conditions leave you unable to work, you may even be wondering how you will support yourself and your family. If your health declined after taking a medication that should have helped you, our law firm wants to get you the compensation you deserve.
We have been handling drug injury cases for years, and our attorneys want to put our knowledge and resources to work for you. Call (920) 486-9726 or fill out a free online consultation form, and a member of our legal team will contact you to discuss your case.
Byetta® and Onglyza® are registered trademarks of AstraZeneca. Januvia® and Janumet® are registered trademarks of Merck & Co., Inc. Tradjenta® is a registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH & Co. Victoza® is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk A/S.
This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with AstraZeneca; Merck & Co., Inc.; Boeringer Ingelheim GmbH & Co.; or Novo Nordisk A/S.