Victoza, also known as Liraglutide, was intended to treat individuals suffering from Type 2 diabetes, controlling glucose levels. However, in the years since its release, the once-a-week injected drug has been linked to dangerous conditions — even pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
The primary function of the pancreas is the secretion of insulin and glucagon and similar hormones, as well as enzymes that aid in the digestion of food. Drugs similar to Victoza imitate insulin and mimic its function in an attempt to manage glucose levels. Unfortunately, this can create serious damage to the pancreas.
Many patients see symptoms like abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting and think that these are simply unfortunate side effects. They never report them to their doctors. In reality, these are serious indicators of grave damage being done to the pancreas.
When the drug was FDA approved in 2012, the FDA noted data that would suggest that Victoza may be linked to a rare type of thyroid cancer in lab rats. The drug was approved and released, however. Since then, reports have surfaced that link it to pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer in human patients.
Manufacturer Novo Nordisk continues to market the drug, disregarding the effects it may inflict on patients, especially when used over a significant period of time.
If you have been hurt by Victoza or another drug intended to treat Type 2 diabetes, there are legal steps that you can take to hold the drug companies accountable. These manufacturers staff intimidating legal departments, intended to protect against lawsuits.
At Eglet Prince, our trial lawyers possess the experience, knowledge and skill in litigation to face off against the drug companies. We are committed to taking action on your behalf against drug companies that have shown a blatant disregard for your health and safety, putting profits above the consumer.
To learn more about how a Victoza pancreatic cancer lawyer can help with a potential Victoza lawsuit, please contact our law firm today at 702-450-5400 or 800-450-5406 toll free.