Victoza, a type 2 diabetes medication, was developed by Novo Nordisk to assist in the regulation of blood sugar levels. Administration of this drug enables patients to create more insulin while simultaneously using it more effectively. Of particular concern, however, are reports that suggest a casual relationship between Victoza treatment and the development of several catastrophic side effects. Those receiving Victoza in the regulation of blood sugar may be at an increased risk of developing thyroid cancer, renal failure and pancreatitis. Therefore, if you have been injured after using this drug, a Victoza lawsuit may make you eligible to receive compensation for your pain and suffering.
Free Victoza Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by Victoza, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Victoza lawsuit and we can help.
Victoza Lawsuit Overview
Novo Nordisk released Victoza on January 25, 2010, shortly after gaining approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Upon its release, Victoza was immediately indicated to assist in the treatment of symptoms associated with type 2 diabetes. Administration of this medication enables patients to produce insulin and simultaneously use it more effectively. With increased insulin production, diabetic patients are able to regulate blood sugar levels.
“Diabetes is a leading cause of death and disability, with more than 1.5 million new cases diagnosed annually,” said Mary Parks, M.D., director, Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “Controlling blood sugar levels is very important to preventing or reducing the long term complications of diabetes, and Victoza offers certain patients with type 2 diabetes a treatment option for controlling their blood glucose levels.”
While Victoza treatment has proven to be beneficial in the regulation of blood sugar levels, increasing concern has begun to surround the Novo Nordisk drug. Of significant concern, however, are reports that suggest this medication may result in the development of serious side effects. Victoza lawsuits are currently evaluating the link between this drug and the following complications:
- Thyroid cancer
- Renal failure
- Severe allergic reactions
FDA Victoza Warning
According to an FDA warning on June 13, 2011, liraglutide, Victoza’s active ingredient, causes dose-dependent and treatment-duration-dependent thyroid C-cell tumors at clinically relevant exposures in both genders of rats and mice. Additionally, in clinical trials studying Victoza, there were more cases of pancreatitis in patients treated with Victoza than in patients treated with comparators. Therefore, if you have been injured by this drug, a Victoza lawsuit may help you receive compensation for the suffering you have recently endured.
Do I Have a Victoza Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Victoza lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Victoza injury and death lawsuits.
Free Victoza Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by Victoza, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Victoza lawsuit and we can help.