The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Medication Guide describes Januvia as a prescription medication shown to reduce blood sugar levels in adults with Type 2 diabetes.
However, there are certain side effects that make it a dangerous drug, including the potential of developing pancreatitis.
At VanDerGinst Law, our lawyers have represented many clients recover compensation for the losses they suffer after taking Januvia.
Please contact our office to set up a free case evaluation, where you can discuss your rights and legal remedies with an experienced attorney.
You can also read on for some important information about Januvia lawsuits.
Januvia Linked to Acute Pancreatitis
When it was first approved by the FDA to treat patients with Type 2 diabetes, Januvia was considered a groundbreaking drug because it helped control blood sugar better than other drugs on the market at the time.
However, shortly thereafter, the FDA received multiple reports of patients developing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Symptoms can affect a patient quickly and can cause serious damage to the pancreas, including loss of function, infection, organ failure, and death.
Types of Claims in Januvia Lawsuits
Drug manufacturers can be held legally accountable if they introduce a dangerous drug to consumers directly or through a physician.
With respect to prescription Januvia, there have been three types of claims for compensation:
- Failure to Warn: This legal basis alleges that the manufacturer didn’t include information regarding known side effects of Januvia, namely that it can create a risk of damage to the pancreas.
- Defective Design: Manufacturers may be liable when their drug was developed on the basis of a dangerous formulation, such as an ingredient that causes harm to the pancreas.
- Breach of Warranty: The manufacturer of Januvia warranted that the product was safe for use in adults with Type 2 diabetes, so there could be a breach of a warranty claim.
Recover Compensation for Your Losses
If you suffered pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, or other serious consequences from taking Januvia, you may be entitled to recover for your losses.
Your compensation may include:
- The costs of medical care to treat your injuries, such as surgery, hospitalization, medications, lab work, and related treatments;
- Lost wages, if your condition prevented you from working;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Diminished quality of life;
- Losses that affect your personal relationships with a spouse, children, and other loved ones; and,
- Many other types of monetary damages.
Note that if you lost a loved one who died from taking Januvia, you may have rights in a wrongful death claim. There are laws allowing designated family members to recover similar types of compensation for their losses.
Consult with a Knowledgeable Attorney Regarding Januvia Lawsuits
You do have rights if you developed pancreatitis or suffered other injuries as a result after taking prescription Januvia for Type 2 diabetes.
To hear more about them, please contact VanDerGinst Law to schedule a no-cost consultation. Our dangerous drug lawyers can explain how these cases work and assist with filing a claim.