Januvia® Lawsuits in North Carolina – What You Need to Know
As of January 2013, more than 50 people have filed suit against the manufacturer of Januvia®, Merck & Co., Inc., for pancreatic cancer they believe was caused by the drug.
Januvia® lawsuits are now being filed by consumers who believe they have experienced serious injury or side effects related to their usage of this prescription medication.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious or life-threatening health problems as a result of taking Januvia®, please contact a Januvia® lawsuit attorney at Ward Black Law of Greensboro, North Carolina today.
What is Januvia®, and What is it Prescribed for?
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006, Januvia®, a once-a-day prescription pill, is used alongside sound diet and exercise to help control blood glucose in adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Manufactured by Merck & Co, Inc., sitagliptin phosphate was sold under the brand name Januvia®. It was the first new oral diabetes medication created in more than a decade. Januvia® became Merck’s best seller, with sales totaling more than $4 billion in 2012.
Januvia® Side Effects
Shortly after Januvia® was released on the market, reports of side effects emerged. Minor side effects include sore throats, upper respiratory infections and runny noses.
More seriously, studies have shown potentially fatal side effects as well, all of which Merck has not acknowledged. According to a Bloomberg report, Januvia® users may double the likelihood of developing acute pancreatitis. Another study by researchers at UCLA indicated the drug could boost the risk of pancreatic cancer by 272 percent and thyroid cancer by 148 percent.
Pursuing a Januvia® Lawsuit? Contact Ward Black Law Today
If you or a loved one has been harmed by taking Januvia®, we want you to know you’re not alone. You may be able to be compensated for your medical bills and injuries, and we’re here to help. A Januvia® lawsuit may be your best option.
Contact the attorneys at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C., today. We are here to help victims of serious Januvia® side effects pursue the compensation and relief they deserve. Our attorneys will answer your questions, review your case (at no cost to you) and quickly determine the viability of a Januvia® lawsuit.