The number of patients that have experienced adverse reactions to the type 2 diabetes drug Januvia is growing, as is the number of lawsuits against Merck & Co., the drug’s manufacturer. Januvia has been linked to pancreatitis, as well as to an increased the risk of pancreatic and thyroid cancers in those who take the drug for an extended period of time.
There Have Not Been Any Settlements to Date
Many people believe that seeking compensation for injuries suffered from taking januvia can be an exhausting endeavor. It is important, however, that victims fight for their right to claim settlements from Merck. Had it not been for the previously unpublicized dangers associated with Januvia, patients would have been able to maintain their health without the worry of side effects.
It is important to keep in mind that not all people with type 2 diabetes who have used Januvia will qualify to file a lawsuit. Plaintiffs must prove that any side effects or diseases such as pancreatic or thyroid cancer, developed as a result of taking the medication.
Even if money cannot restore previous good health to you or a loved one, filing a lawsuit can help ease the financial burdens that come with unforeseen medical expenses that might not be covered by insurance. A settlement might provide enough financial support for further treatment in order to alleviate pain and suffering, and other hardships that occurred as a result of taking Januvia.
While no Januvia settlements have been reached yet, many in the legal community believe lawsuits will increase to the point where Merck & Co. might consider settling out of court with some plaintiffs, as opposed to allowing cases to proceed towards trial.
The Rottenstein Law Group Can Help Patients Who Have Been Injured by Januvia
If you or a loved one has taken Januvia as directed to treat type 2 diabetes, and have been diagnosed with pancreatitis, pancreatic or thyroid cancer, you have rights as a consumer.
The lawyers at the Rottenstein Law Group have over 25 years of collective experience advocating for plaintiffs who have been injured by dangerous prescription drugs and defective medical devices. We can help you determine if you have a claim against Merck, the manufacturer of Januvia, for compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.
For a free, confidential consultation with one of our Januvia lawyers, please fill out the contact form on this page, or call 1-877-332-2750 now.