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Onglyza Heart Failure Lawsuits Centralized in Kentucky

A panel of federal judges has decided to consolidate all federal lawsuits alleging heart failure injuries from the type 2 diabetes medicine Onglyza (generic: saxagliptin) for pretrial handling in the Eastern District of Kentucky.

 

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) issued an Order Friday transferring all such claims to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, to undergo pretrial handling which will be overseen by the Honorable Karen K. Caldwell.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been harmed by the side effects of a diabetes medicine, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

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February 5, 2018 – In addition to the claims against Onglyza, the multidistrict litigation (MDL) will contain similar lawsuits alleging heart failure from Kombiglyze XR, another type 2 diabetes medicine which has been linked to the same side effects.

The litigation surrounding the 2 drugs began to mount shortly after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in April 2016 required that new heart failure warnings be added to the labeling of all saxagliptin-containing diabetes medications. The strengthened warnings were issued on the heels of clinical trial data which linked saxagliptin to a 27% increased risk for heart failure, a fatal condition that occurs when the heart can no longer fulfill its normal workload and is unable to pump blood through the body as required.

Saxagliptin was also found to be associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality, according to the study.

Plaintiffs in the lawsuits allege that manufacturers failed to adequately warn of the heart failure risk with the drugs, and neglected to recall their products when a host of other safer diabetes treatments are widely available.

Do I Have an Onglyza Lawsuit?

The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Onglyza lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new heart failure cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you suffered from serious Onglyza side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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