In its Medication Guide, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) describes Onglyza as a prescription that helps control high blood sugar by increasing insulin in those with Type 2 diabetes.
The downside is that it can be a dangerous drug due to the potential for certain side effects, including heart failure and pancreatitis.
If you sustained injuries from taking Onglyza, you may have a claim for compensation against the manufacturers. Our attorneys at VanDerGinst Law can help, so please contact our office to schedule a no-cost consultation regarding your rights.
You may also find some information about Onglyza lawsuits helpful.
Onglyza for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
Onglyza is a medication that triggers the human body to release essential insulin after a meal, a function that is limited in adults who suffer from Type 2 diabetes.
It can help control blood glucose levels, especially when combined with a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Onglyza was released in 2009 and became a top-selling drug by 2011.
Side Effects of Onglyza
Based upon concerns from physicians and its own internal study, the FDA found that patients taking Onglyza were at a heightened risk of developing serious medical issues.
The agency issued a statement in 2015 requiring manufacturers to put a warning label on the drug, describing the risk of health complications in certain patients.
Individuals with a medical history of heart or kidney disease were particularly vulnerable for developing severe, sometimes life-threatening conditions.
Legal Basis for Onglyza Lawsuits
The majority of lawsuits related to use of Onglyza fall into one of two categories:
- Heart Failure: Onglyza has been found to increase the potential of hospitalization due to heart failure, which occurs when the heart cannot pump enough blood to satisfy the body’s needs and functions.
- Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer: Many studies have linked Onglyza and related drugs to inflammation of the pancreas, increased pancreatic mass, and development of cancerous cells within the pancreas.
Many of these Onglyza lawsuits allege that the manufacturer failed to warn patients and physicians of the increased risks of heart failure and conditions affecting the pancreas.
The theory is that patients would not have taken the drug if they knew of the dangers, and doctors would not have prescribed Onglyza. Another theory of liability claims breach of warranty, specifically that the product did not comply with the manufacturer’s assertion that the drug was safe.
Compensation for Your Losses
Victims who were injured by taking Onglyza may be able to recover monetary damages to compensate for:
- Medical bills;
- Lost wages;
- Pain and suffering; and,
- Many other types of losses.
In addition, you may be eligible for compensation if you lost a loved one who died after taking Onglyza for Type 2 diabetes.
Discuss Onglyza Lawsuits with a Dedicated Dangerous Drugs Lawyer
For more information on filing a claim related to pancreatitis or other Onglyza complications, please contact VanDerGinst Law to set up a free case assessment.
Our attorneys have experience representing clients in all types of dangerous drug cases, so we’re prepared to fight for your right to compensation.