Onglyza Injury Lawyers Serving All 50 States
Have you or a loved one suffered an injury due to taking the diabetes medication Onglyze? If so you may be entitled to benefits as well as monetary compensation. Speaking with, and ultimately retaining, a skilled Onglyza injury attorney serving the entire country is a wise move.
Please contact our Philadelphia Pennsylvania Onglyza injury lawyers here for a free consultation. They handle Onglyza cases, which are mass tort claims, on a contingency fee basis which means they charge no legal fees of any kind unless they win for you. The Miami Florida Onglyza injury lawyers on our team serve all major cities and metropolitan areas as well as rural areas. These can include: Richmond, VA, Tampa, FL, Mobile, AL, Corpus Christi, TX, Santa Ana, CA, Topeka, KS, Des Moines, IA, Fargo, ND, Eagan, MN and Madison WI.
What is Onglyza?
Onglyza (saxagliptin) is a Type 2 diabetes medication developed by AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Onglyza was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009. Onglyza is part of a class of drugs known as incretin mimetics. Onglyza is designed to control high blood sugar in people with Type 2 diabetes who do not suffer from diabetic ketoacidosis. It works by regulating the levels of insulin the body produces after eating. Onglyza is popular amongst Type 2 diabetics because it does not encourage weight gain unlike other diabetic drugs.
Over the past few years, more doctors have become concerned about the side effects of Onglyza. In particular, doctors are concerned of reports of pancreatitis and pancreatic and thyroid cancer arising from using Onglyza.
Common side effects of Onglyza include the following:
- Pancreatic cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Heart failure
- Acute pancreatitis
- Hemorrhagic pancreatitis
- Necrotizing pancreatitis
- Kidney complications
- Renal failure
In April 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that Onglyza use increases the risk of heart failure. In August 2015, the FDA issued a warning that Onglyza may cause severe disabling joint pain. Onglyza has been linked to an increased risk of pancreatitis, heart failure, and thyroid cancer. According to the SAVOR clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Onglyza may increase a patient’s risk of hospitalization for heart failure by 27%. The warning signs of heart failure include the following:
- Shortness of breath
- Persistent cough or wheezing
- Impaired cognitive ability
- Increased heart rate
If you have experienced any of the above symptoms after taking Onglyza, seek immediate medical care. Do not delay in obtaining medical treatment.
Attorneys Handling Onglyza Lawsuits
Contact our Los Angeles California Onglyza injury lawyers to discuss your claim for damages. Patients who are injured by Onglyza may be entitled to compensation for the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages
In the event your loved one passed away as a result of taking Onglyza, you may be entitled to the following compensation:
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
- Funeral expenses
You have a limited amount of time to pursue a claim. Plaintiffs have alleged the following claims against AstraZeneca:
- The company knowingly manufactured a dangerous medication
- The company failed to warn consumers about the possible dangers of using Onglyza
- The company improperly marketed Onglyza
- The company knew Onglyza was dangerous and continued to market the product
AstraZeneca may be liable for Onglyza injuries if the drug maker was negligent in the manufacturing or marketing of their product. If more individuals file claims against AstraZeneca for injuries resulting from using Onglyza, a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) case may arise.
To date, an Onglyza class action lawsuit has not been filed. Individuals claims are being filed in court on behalf of individuals or family members who developed cancer, pancreatitis, or heart failure after using Onglyza. If you are currently taking Onglyza, speak with your doctor before discontinuing to use the drug. Contact a Houston, Texas Onglyza Onglyza injury attorney today to discuss any potential injuries you may have sustained.
No matter what state you were injured in our team of New York, New York Onglyza mass tort lawyers and wrongful death attorneys can help as they serve all 50 states and Washington D.C. including: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin.