If you or a loved one have been harmed due to the use of Byetta®, contact experienced drug injury lawyer Ken Nunn. I will fight for the compensation you and your family deserve for your injuries. The initial consultation is free and the clock is running, so don’t delay. Call now about filing a Byetta® lawsuit.
Byetta® is a Type 2 diabetes drug marketed by Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Eli Lily & Co. First approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005 to help reduce blood sugar levels, the drug has now been taken by more than 7 million patients. Byetta® lowers blood glucose levels by stimulating insulin secretion from pancreatic cells.
In October 2007, the FDA issued an alert about an association between Byetta® and pancreatitis (an inflammation of the pancreas). In August 2008, a second FDA alert was issued to inform healthcare providers about additional cases of necrotizing pancreatitis or hemorrhagic pancreatitis that had been reported among Byetta® users. Hemorrhagic pancreatitis is a severe form of the condition where erosion of blood vessels can lead to severe bleeding. Necrotizing pancreatitis involves tissue damage, which may cause multi-organ failure and death.
Side effects of Byetta® have also been linked to reports of altered kidney function and kidney failure. According to a warning issued by the FDA in November 2009, at least 78 patients have reported kidney problems with Byetta® use. This is a serious and potentially life-threatening issue, as altered kidney function can lead to a build-up of waste products in the blood and potentially result in serious injury or death.
If you or someone you love have been injured due to taking Byetta®, you need an experienced injury lawyer to look into a Byetta® lawsuit for you. The last thing that you want to worry about is court proceedings, paperwork, and the constant run-around you’ll receive from the insurance companies. By hiring an experienced and aggressive drug injury lawyer, you can ensure that your rights are being protected in the most efficient way possible. I go toe-to-toe with large businesses and insurance companies on a daily basis. I know all the tricks they pull to try to keep you and your family from winning the compensation that you deserve.
Everyone knows that when you’ve been hurt in Indiana, you call Ken Nunn. I can be reached toll-free by calling 1-800-CALL-KEN or you can fill out an online form to get started. Consultations are free and many times I can get your case started the day you call. Don’t wait! Contact us today.