Saxenda (liraglutide) is an injection for weight-loss that is linked to a potential risk of thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), and other severe side effects.
Need a Texas Saxenda 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 cancer after using Saxenda, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Saxenda and Pancreatic Cancer
Saxenda contains liraglutide, the same active ingredient as the diabetes drug Victoza. In March 2013, the FDA warned that patients who were treated with liraglutide may be at risk of developing pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation) and pre-cancerous changes in the pancreas that could lead to pancreatic cancer. The FDA warning was issued after a study of tissue samples found evidence of pre-cancerous tumors in the pancreas of patients who were taking diabetes drugs like liraglutide.
Saxenda and Thyroid Cancer
Saxenda’s label carries a prominent Boxed Warning about thyroid cancer. In clinical trials, Saxenda caused thyroid C-cell tumors in rodents at normal dosage levels. It is unknown if Saxenda causes thyroid cancer in people, but the FDA warns that Saxenda should not be taken by patients with a history of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (MTC) or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome Type-2 (MEN 2).
Signs & Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer
- Neck pain
- Lump or swelling on the neck
- Pain on the front of the neck
- Voice changes
- Trouble swallowing
- Cough not due to an illness
- Enlarged lymph nodes
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas. However, we are not filing a Saxenda class action. Instead, our lawyers are pursuing individual injury lawsuits for people who were diagnosed with thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, or pancreatitis.
About Class Actions
In most class action lawsuits, one person files the lawsuit on behalf of everyone who has the same injury. Lawyers representing the lead plaintiff seek compensation through a jury verdict or a settlement. Any payout is divided among everyone who joins the class action lawsuit.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
In many cases, the disadvantage of class actions is that one person has been injured far more seriously than everyone else in the lawsuit. That person may have to share the payout. They may also have to accept higher attorneys’ fees or a “low-ball” settlement agreement.
Instead of a class action, our lawyers are filing individual Saxenda lawsuits. We specialize in holding drug-makers accountable for failing to warn about severe side effects. If you were diagnosed with cancer after taking Saxenda, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
Need a Saxenda Lawyer in Texas?
Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.
Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”
The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas Saxenda lawyers for a free lawsuit review.