In 2008, Byetta (exenatide) was associated with 6 deaths. Two of the deaths were reported in an FDA Safety Communication, and an additional 4 deaths were reported by officials from Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly & Co.
Since 2008, it is possible that more people have died from severe Byetta side effects. Byetta has been linked to life-threatening pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, and kidney failure.
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Byetta and Wrongful Deaths
Byetta (exenatide) is an injection medication that was approved by the FDA in 2005. It is used along with diet and exercise to help adults with type-2 diabetes control their blood-sugar levels.
There is a very low risk of death associated with Byetta. Between 2005 and 2009, more than 7 million prescriptions were written for Byetta, and the FDA received 6 reports of death linked to Byetta. However, the number of Byetta deaths may have increased since 2009. According to a 2011 study of Byetta published in the journal Gastroenterology, more than 1,000 Byetta patients have been diagnosed with pancreatitis, and at least 375 people have been diagnosed with cancer (including thyroid cancer and pancreatic cancer).
Byetta and Wrongful Death Lawsuits
If a person dies due to the negligence of someone else, the surviving family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you decide to file a Byetta wrongful death lawsuit, you could potentially collect financial compensation from the pharmaceutical company that manufactured Byetta.
If you believe that Byetta was responsible for your loved one’s wrongful death, it is essential that you contact a lawyer immediately. You have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. The limit is usually 2-3 years after a substantial injury or death occurs, but it may be more or less depending on the individual circumstances and the laws in your state. Once this deadline passes (called a “statute of limitations”) you may no longer be able to recover damages for your family’s member’s death.
You may be able to collect the following types of compensation:
- Medical expenses, burial and funeral expenses
- Compensation for lost wages that the person would have earned in a normal lifetime
- Compensation for pain and suffering of deceased and family members
- Punitive damages
- And more
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