First Byetta Lawsuit Goes to Trial in November
Byetta Lawsuit Warning
Since 2007, the FDA and numerous medical studies have issued warnings about the link between the diabetes drug Byetta and pancreatitis, as well as several other serious health conditions. Consequently, a growing number of lawsuits have been filed across the U.S. – the first of which will go to trial in Los Angeles, California next month. As the first Byetta lawsuit to go to trial, the outcome will have important implications for all other lawsuits to follow.
The November Byetta lawsuit involves a group of seven individuals who allege they developed acute pancreatitis as a result of taking Byetta. All plaintiffs were hospitalized due to pancreatitis, and two of them died as a result of complications associated with pancreatitis. All plaintiffs were prescribed Byetta before the FDA issued its first warning about pancreatitis in 2007.
In this lawsuit, the makers of Byetta — Eli Lilly and Amylin Pharmaceuticals — face allegations that the company misrepresented the safety of Byetta, and was negligent in its failure to adequately warn Byetta users of the potential adverse side effects. The plaintiffs are seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
With over seven million Byetta prescriptions written, revenue from Byetta generated nearly $150 million in 2012 alone. In addition to pancreatitis, the drug has allegedly caused kidney failure, pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer.
At the federal level, Byetta pancreatic cancer lawsuits have been filed and an Initial Conference will be held on October 17th.
Family members of those affected by pancreatitis and other health conditions may also qualify for a Byetta lawsuit, whether a loved one’s illness has caused the loss of income, benefits, or death.
If you or someone you know has developed pancreatitis or another serious health condition after taking Byetta, the lawyers at 1-800-THE-LAW2 can help determine whether your circumstances qualify for a Byetta lawsuit and provide you with quality legal representation with no upfront payment.
There may be a time limit to file a Byetta lawsuit. As more lawsuits are filed, it’s critical to seek a Byetta lawyer’s advice as soon as possible.