The number of Onglyza lawsuits continue to grow as more injured patients come forward with complaints of heart failure, kidney failure, and pancreatitis. These claims were consolidated into a multi-district litigation (MDL) to be heard in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. This allows the claims to be more efficiently litigated, saving time and money. When the Onglyza MDL was first created back in February of 2018, there were a total of 84 cases pending. However, that number has very quickly grown and includes over 200 cases, and this number is expected to continue to grow as new cases are filed. Although no trial date has been set, the Onglyza litigation is moving forward. However, those that have suffered injury after taking Onglyza may still file an Onglyza lawsuit and join the MDL.
What Claims are Being Made About Onglyza?
Onglyza is a relatively new drug used to treat Type II diabetes. Shortly after the drug hit the market, patients began reporting serious side effects and filing lawsuits as a result. Many of the lawsuits brought against the makers of Onglyza claim that the drug causes heart failure. This is a serious condition that can cause symptoms such as shortness of breath, swelling, fatigue, and can even lead to death.
Patients who have suffered heart failure after taking Onglyza say they were not warned about this potential risk. Other claims that have been made in connection with Onglyza include kidney failure and pancreatitis. These conditions can also lead to serious complications and may even require hospitalization.
Why is Onglyza Dangerous?
It is thought that Onglyza may have a negative impact on the body because of the way the medication works. Onglyza is in a class of medications known as dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. This type of drug works by blocking certain hormones that occur naturally in the body and destroying certain enzymes in the digestive tract that produce glucose.
This process has proven to be effective in the treatment of Type II diabetes by reducing the amount of glucose released into the bloodstream at mealtime. However, patients who have been treated with Onglyza have reported serious side effects connected to the drug. Many injured patients claim that they would have chosen other treatment options if they knew about these side effects.
Contact an Experienced Onglyza Lawyer
If you or someone you know has suffered harmful side effects after taking Onglyza, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering, among other losses. We are working with experienced Onglyza lawyers across the country, who are investigating these cases. They may be able to file an Onglyza lawsuit on your behalf, and there is no legal fee unless you receive a settlement or award. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us toll free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out our contact form online.