If you or a loved one has been injured or a tragic death has occurred by taking the prescription drug, Janumet, any harmed person must act promptly to protect their legal right to a potentially substantial cash award. You may be eligible for significant compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and more. To determine if you qualify for a cash settlement, it’s important to talk to our highly experienced and board certified, Janumet drug injury lawyer at Roberts & Roberts. Our nationally recognized and respected law firm offers an absolutely free consultation that could make a positive change in your life simply by calling us at (903) 597-6000.
Manufactured and marketed by the pharmaceutical giant, Merck & Co., Janumet (sitagliptin Metformin HCL) is essentially two diabetes drugs in one. Approved by the FDA in 2007, Janumet combines Januvia and Metformin, both popular and immensely profitable treatments for type-2 diabetes. Janumet falls under a broad class of drugs known as incretin mimetics that are formulated to aid the body’s ability to produce insulin.
Unfortunately, numerous credible studies have concluded that Janumet, as well as similarly classified drugs, have been linked to several serious to life-threatening side effects that include pancreatic cancer. One of the most deadly forms of the disease, pancreatic cancer is exceptionally difficult to diagnose until it has progressed to a highly advanced stage, by which time the five year survival rate is approximately 5%.
Numerous credible studies have also concluded that Janumet use poses a very real danger of suffering from additional side effects that include thyroid cancer, hemorrhagic (bleeding) or necrotizing (cell death) pancreatitis, a disease that can lead to pancreatic cancer. On the plus side (for Merck & Co.), its various type-2 diabetes drugs have generated tens of billions of dollars in profits, though, numerous lawsuits now allege the drug company had acted negligently when it came to drug and patient safety.
It has been charged that Merck willfully and knowingly withheld critically important warnings about the potentially lethal side effects of Janumet. Lawsuits claim that it was known or should have been known by Merck that use of several of its incretin mimetics could have fatal consequences, but the company refused to issue adequate warning labels on Janumet until 2009 and 2013, two occasions when the FDA ordered Merck to enhance its product warning label to include the serious to fatal risks associated with Janumet use. It appears that, once again, immense drug profits clearly trumped drug and patient safety.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or tragic death by using Janumet, make certain you act quickly by speaking with our leading, Texas personal injury lawyer at Roberts & Roberts. Don’t delay until it’s too late to schedule your no-cost or obligation consultation by calling us at (903) 597-6000. Rest assured that our Janumet, drug injury lawyer will always fight hard for you!