Side effects of Victoza include cancer of the pancreas and thyroid and pancreatitis, among others. We are working with some of the more experienced Victoza lawyers in the country, who can file a Victoza lawsuit on your behalf and there are no legal fees unless you receive a settlement or award. Give us a call anytime toll free or contact us online for your free consultation.
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Victoza Side Effects
Victoza is an injection drug that is used to help combat the blood sugar levels in patients with type-2 diabetes. Type-2 diabetes is a condition where the body does not form insulin properly and therefore is unable to properly control the amount of sugar in the bloodstream. This drug is intended to help the pancreas produce more insulin, which ultimately breaks down sugar in the blood.
Though Victoza is helpful to some individuals who have been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning regarding the drug. The warning stated that these injections increase the risk of thyroid tumors, which can lead to eventual death if left untreated. This is a very serious risk and even if thyroid tumors are caught, they can still be deadly if not caught early enough.
This diabetes medication has been shown to cause other serious side effects that have the potential to severely impact your life, including:
- Pancreatitis: Pancreatitis is commonly signaled by serious abdominal pain. The pain is initially mild generally but then develops into severe pain in the stomach. This pain radiates to the back and gets worse after you eat or when you lay on your back.
- Pancreatic Cancer: Generally pancreatic cancer does not have any early signs or symptoms. When symptoms do develop, they are similar to that of pancreatitis. They tend to be pain in the upper stomach, nausea, and vomiting. The person begins to feel weak and loses weight. The skin and eyes may appear to be a yellowish color and there is a change in the color and consistency of stool and urine.
- Thyroid Cancer: Thyroid cancer in the beginning stages generally does not have any symptoms. When the cancer grows, the throat begins to inflame and the person has difficulty swallowing and feels as though there is a lump in their throat.
- Other minor side effects that may mean something more serious include: constipation, diarrhea, appetite changes, migraines, back pain, stomach pain, trouble urinating, heartburn, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, exhaustion, rash, and nausea.
If you have any of these symptoms, you should notify your doctor immediately to determine if Victoza is the cause of your side effects. If you have already seen a doctor and were told that this drug caused the above side effects, you should contact an experienced attorney to discuss your options. A qualified lawyer can help you determine whether you have a case that could hold this drug’s manufacturer responsible for the unsafe drug that they have put onto the market.
Do I have a Victoza Lawsuit?
The only way to prevent this dangerous drug from injuring more people is to inform the public of the side effects of Victoza in the hope it will force the pharmaceutical company who made it to take a harder look at the drugs that they develop. Individuals who have been injured as a result of their use of dangerous drugs deserve to be compensated for the time, pain, and heartache that come with the side effects and damages of their medication use.
For the medical professional to avoid being held legally responsible, they must have informed you of any safer alternatives to the medication. They must offer those safer alternatives to you, and also warn you of the relevant specific risks that accompany use of a medication. Act quickly, as there are strict time limits restricting when you can bring a claim against the doctor or the pharmaceutical company.
In order to prove that you have a Victoza injury that should be compensated for, you must prove that the drug did not have adequate warnings, was defective in the condition upon which it was placed on the market, or that this specific product deviated from its original design. You must also prove that the drug itself was in fact the cause of injury to you or your loved one. These lawsuits are very complex and require many experts to explain your condition. Proving that a drug caused any injury can be very time-consuming and requires expert medical opinions.
Contact the Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates
If you or one of your loved ones has been injured by this drug, you should speak with a personal injury attorney about a potential claim. A Victoza lawyer familiar with new developments in the investigation of this drug may be able to help you make important personal and legal decisions. d’Oliveira & Associates is working with experienced lawyers nationwide who are well-versed in handling these cases.
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