Victoza® (generically known as liraglutide) is a once-daily injectable diabetes drug that is used for reducing blood sugar levels and treating type 2 diabetes.
Since the drug was introduced by Novo Nordisk and even before it became publicly available, there have been concerns about the drug’s side effects. It has been alleged that Victoza can lead to an increased risk of cancer along with other serious side effects, such as pancreatitis and kidney failure.
Have you or someone you love taken Victoza and suffered a serious side effect or injury that may be associated with this dangerous drug? Our Victoza lawsuit attorneys offer free consultations and can review the details of your claim to determine if you have grounds to file a lawsuit.
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Side Effects of Victoza
Use of Victoza has been associated with injuries to the internal organs and other illnesses. Some of the side effects include:
- Pancreatic inflammation (Pancreatitis)
- Pancreatic hemorrhaging
- Pancreatic cancer
- Kidney failure
- Severe abdominal and back pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Thyroid cancer
Victoza is a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist—a classification given to other diabetes drugs such as Januvia and Byetta. Similar to those drugs, Victoza has been linked to serious and potentially life-threatening side effects.
If you believe that your injuries were caused after you took Victoza, contact our legal team to learn more about filing a Victoza lawsuit. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, loss of quality of life, lost wages and more. If you believe the drug caused the death of a loved one, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
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FDA Safety Warning
In 2011, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert in regard to an assessment that showed some primary caregivers were not fully aware of the serious risks associated with the use of Victoza.
The FDA recommended that caregivers observe patients carefully for signs and symptoms of pancreatitis, such as upper abdominal pain that radiates to the back. Additionally, the alert noted that it is unknown whether Victoza causes thyroid tumors.
Two years later, the FDA published a Drug Safety Communication for all diabetes drugs in the incretin mimetic class, including Victoza. A study published in Diabetes linked these drugs to pre-cancerous cellular changes that could cause pancreatic cancer. The FDA has received dozens of adverse event reports that link the drug to the risk of pancreatitis and thyroid cancer.
If you believe your pancreatitis or cancer diagnosis is a result of Victoza, contact Gordon & Doner. Our Victoza lawsuit attorneys will work hard to protect your best interests. We are here to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for all your pain and suffering.
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Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by plaintiffs in federal multi-district litigation (MDL) who believe the dangerous drug is the cause of their pain and suffering.
Some claimants allege that Novo Nordisk withheld information about the potential side effects of the medication, which prevented doctors from making informed decisions on their patient’s health.
In 2011, a non-profit, consumer advocate group petitioned the FDA to recall Victoza, asserting that the drug’s risks outweighed its medical benefits. According to the group, the drug puts patients at risk of cancer, allergic reactions and kidney failure.
Schedule a Consultation with a Victoza Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured by Victoza, you may be entitled to compensation by filing a Victoza lawsuit. The lawyers at Gordon & Doner can help you determine if you are entitled to file a claim and how to proceed with filing a lawsuit.
With decades of legal experience in dangerous drug lawsuits and a proven track record of success, our highly trained class action lawyers are ready to help you fight for your rights. No one should ever have to suffer due to a pharmaceutical company’s negligence. We are ready to help you and your family hold the company who caused your injuries accountable for their actions.