Diabetes Drug Injuries and Lawsuits
As a lifelong medical condition, diabetes is classified into two types, type 1 and type 2. Specifically, type 2 diabetics are prescribed drugs to lower and help maintain normal glucose levels. Essentially, these medications work to stimulate chemicals in the brain, pancreas and bloodstream, as well as reducing insulin resistance in the liver. However, a number of studies have linked type 2 diabetic drugs to serious injuries and side effects, including acute pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, bladder cancer, as well as high levels of acid in the blood, heart attack and heart failure. The FDA has issued warnings for several prescription drugs including Actos, Invokana and Invokamet and Onglyza.
Have you or someone you love experienced serious complications and injuries as a result of these or other type 2 diabetic medications? Have your injuries required hospitalization and time away from work? You deserve to know your options in the wake of your drug injury.
With a focus on defective drugs, the personal injury attorneys at the Harman Law Firm have the resources and experience to take on drug companies that refuse to operate safely or issue proper warnings to consumers. To discuss your injuries and your potential claim, call us today for a free initial consultation.
Serious Health Risks Associated With Type 2 Diabetes Medications
Causing serious health risks for those with type 2 diabetes, warnings have been issued by the FDA for the following:
- Actos: Those using Actos for one year or longer are believed to have an increased risk of bladder cancer.
- Invokana and Invokamet: Associated with an increased risk for ketoacidosis, patients taking Invokana or Invokamet may experience high levels of acid in the blood.
- Onglyza: Also known as Saxagliptin, this type 2 diabetic medication may increase the risk for heart failure, leading to death.
If injuries sustained as a result of type 2 diabetes medications have caused you physical, financial and emotional harm, you deserve to have an advocate for justice and the right compensation to help your family move forward.
At the Harman Law Firm, we hold drug companies accountable. We believe that every patient deserves to know his/her options when they’ve experienced physical, financial and emotional harm. Contact our office today for a free, no obligation consultation to explore your options.