If you were prescribed Victoza (liraglutide) to treat Type-2 diabetes and you now have pancreatic cancer, you may have a legal right to compensation.
Victoza is a drug approved in 2010 by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for treating Type-2 diabetes. It works by imitating a natural hormone that promotes insulin production to help lower blood-sugar levels, an important part of managing Type-2 diabetes. But researchers have shown Victoza and several other drugs that work like Victoza can cause pancreatitis, a risk mentioned on those drug labels. Pancreatitis has the potential to develop into pancreatic cancer. If you’ve been treated with Victoza, you may be at risk.
While long-standing diabetes and pancreatitis are both known risk factors for pancreatic cancer, there is evidence from FDA-reviewed clinical trialsthat taking Victoza significantly increases the risks. Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer may often remain undiagnosed until it has reached a late stage (see a list of symptoms below). Only 1 in 5 late-stage pancreatic cancer patients can be helped with surgery, and survival time for most is often less than five years
Public Citizen is calling for the FDA to ban Victoza due to, among other things, its link to pancreatic cancer.
What you can do if you developed pancreatic cancer after taking Victoza?
If you developed pancreatic cancer after taking Victoza you may be able to file a Victoza pancreatic cancer lawsuit. The idea of getting involved with the legal process may sound overwhelming. But don't let it intimidate you. We are at your service. At Hendler Lyons Flores we specialize in helping people like you who are suffering through no fault of their own.
We offer a free evaluation to help you decide if it makes sense for you to seek compensation for your pancreatic cancer. Our attorneys are experienced professionals. We will work one-on-one with you and your family, help you file a Victoza claim regardless of the state in which you live, as well as help you every step of the way through the legal process. You need never feel alone.
Symptoms of Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer
Unfortunately, symptoms of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer can be the same as those of many other illnesses. It's critical to bring any of these symptoms to the attention of the doctor who is treating you for your diabetes. Be sure to ask if your doctor knows about the connection between Victoza and pancreatic cancer.
These and other symptoms may be signs of pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer:
• Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes)
• Pain in the upper or middle abdomen and back
• Unexplained weight loss
• Loss of appetite
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