The diabetes drug Onglyza has been linked to life-threatening side effects. Now, drug-makers are facing lawsuits for withholding important safety information from patients and their doctors.
Need a Texas Onglyza 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 had heart failure or pancreatic cancer from Onglyza, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
Onglyza (saxagliptin) is a type-2 diabetes treatment made by AstraZeneca. It belongs to a class of drugs known as “incretin mimetics,” which help control blood-sugar levels by mimicking hormones called incretins that tell the pancreas to make more insulin.
Onglyza and Pancreatic Cancer
The problem with Onglyza is that it has been linked to reports of pancreatitis (pancreatic inflammation). Over time, chronic pancreatitis can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.
In March 2013, a study published in Diabetes linked incretin mimetic drugs to pre-cancerous cell growths in the pancreas. Soon after this study was published, the FDA issued a Safety Communication and said they would investigate the link between Onglyza and pancreatic cancer.
Onglyza and Heart Failure
In February 2014, Onglyza was linked to a 27% increased risk of heart failure in a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine. The FDA opened an investigation, and about a year later, concluded that the label should be updated to include warnings about an increased risk of hospitalization for heart failure.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas. However, our attorneys are not currently filing an Onglyza class action against AstraZeneca.
Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who were injured by severe, life-threatening side effects of Onglyza:
- Pancreatitis (pancreatic inflammation)
- Pancreatic cancer
- Heart failure
About Class Actions
Class actions can have major disadvantages for people with very serious injuries. In most class actions, thousands of people with less-serious injuries are represented by a “class representative.” The outcome of the lawsuit depends on that one person, and any compensation is divided among everyone in the lawsuit.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Members of class actions may have to accept a “low-ball” settlement, high attorneys’ fees, and feel like their case didn’t get the attention it deserved. Our attorneys file individual lawsuits as opposed to class actions because we believe everyone who was seriously injured by Onglyza deserves an legal representative who is committed to their case.
Our lawyers specialize in helping victims of defective drugs seek financial compensation for their injures. We believe there is no excuse for drug-makers who sell defective medications without warning about potential risks. If you or a loved one had heart failure or cancer after taking Onglyza, we may be able to help.
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