If you or a loved one has been injured by taking the prescription drug, Bydureon (exenatide), prompt action is essential to preserve your legal right to a possible and potentially substantial cash award settlement for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income and more. To learn if you are eligible for compensation, talk to our expert and board certified, Bydureon drug injury lawyer at Roberts & Roberts. Our consultation will cost you nothing, but it could significantly change your life for the better simply by calling us at (903) 597-6000.
Bydureon is a follow up drug of the exenatide, Byetta, both of which are manufactured by Amylin Pharmaceuticals as a treatment for type-2 diabetes. While Byetta required once-daily injections, Amylin released Bydureon along with the good news that only once-weekly injection was required. The bad news is that both exenatide drugs leave a patient vulnerable to potentially lethal side effects that include pancreatitis, thyroid cancer, and pancreatic cancer, a particularly lethal form of the disease.
By the time Bydureon had won FDA approval in January, 2012, numerous and credible studies had already established a link between pancreatic cancer and those who used exenatide drugs to treat their diabetes. In addition to Bydureon’s other serious side effects, pancreatic cancer is by far the most worrisome because the disease is exceptionally difficult to diagnose in its early and potentially curable stages. Pancreatic cancer is typically discovered only after it has progressed to a highly advanced state, by which time its victims are faced with the grim statistics of a one-year survival rate of only 20%, and a five-year survival rate of approximately 5%.
Today, numerous lawsuits against Amylin allege that the pharmaceutical company had full knowledge of Bydureon’s potentially lethal dangers at the time of its release. It is also charged that Amylin failed in its legal and ethical obligation to issue timely warnings to doctors and consumers about the serious and potentially fatal risk of taking Bydureon. The final charge is that, once again, drug and patient safety had taken a back seat to massive drug profits.
If you or a loved one has suffered a Bydureon side effects injury or if a loved one has died as a possible result of the drug’s use, you need to act quickly and speak to a highly experienced, Texas personal injury lawyer at our nationally recognized firm, Roberts & Roberts. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
Make certain today is the day you schedule your no-cost or obligation consultation by calling us at (903) 597-6000. With our dedicated and aggressive, drug injury lawyer at your side, you’ll get the outstanding results you deserve!