The FDA is investigating new evidence that diabetes drugs like Nesina could lead to pancreatic side effects, including pancreatitis (chronic inflammation in the pancreas) and pancreatic cancer.
Need a Texas Nesina Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Nesina and Pancreatic Cancer
Nesina is the brand-name for alogliptin, a type-2 diabetes treatment that works by mimicking hormones called incretins that force the pancreas to make more insulin.
This class of drugs, known as incretin mimetics, includes popular drugs like Byetta (exenatide) and Januvia (sitagliptin). Both of these medications have been linked to higher rates of pancreatic cancer and a doubled risk of pancreatitis in recent studies.
FDA Safety Alert
In March 2013, the FDA published a Safety Alert for patients on Nesina. Because Nesina works by over-stimulating the pancreas, many experts are concerned that it could lead to pancreatic side effects, such as:
- Chronic pancreatitis
- Hemorrhagic pancreatitis
- Necrotizing pancreatitis
- Pancreatic cancer
- Pre-cancerous growths (pancreatic duct metaplasia)
Pancreatic Cancer Information
The pancreas is an organ located deep inside the abdomen below the stomach. It produces digestive enzymes and hormones that regulate blood-sugar levels, such as insulin and glucagon. Most types of pancreatic cancer grow in exocrine cells, which make enzymes. These tumors are usually aggressive and cause no symptoms in their early stages.
Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms
The most common symptoms of pancreatic cancer include:
- Pain (usually a dull backache that worsens after eating)
- Loss of appetite
- Indigestion or bloating
- Diarrhea after eating fatty foods
- Nausea and vomiting
- Jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes)
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas. However, our trial attorneys are not filing a Nesina class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
About Class Actions
Class actions are a popular and useful way for hundreds or thousands of people with similar legal claims to collectively seek compensation. The outcome of the class action depends on a “class representative.” Any compensation awarded is divided among everyone in the lawsuit.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
There can be major disadvantages to joining a class action for people with very serious injuries. Class actions are designed for efficiency — not maximizing compensation for individuals with severe injuries. Members may have to accept “low-ball” settlements or watch attorneys take a huge cut of the payout, leaving little remaining.
Our law firm files individual lawsuits so we can focus our efforts on helping people with the most serious injuries from dangerous medications. We specialize in filing individual lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies. If you decide to join this litigation, you could receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more.
Need a Nesina Lawyer in Texas?
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