Our lawyers are reviewing potential lawsuits for people who were injured by Saxenda (generic: liraglutide), a weight-loss medication that has been linked to pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and thyroid cancer.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed pancreatic cancer after taking Saxenda, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2013 issued a Drug Safety Communication regarding a potential increased risk of pancreatitis and pre-cancerous cell changes in patients treated with incretin mimetic drugs like Saxenda. The warning followed studies which were based on pancreatic tissue specimens taken from patients after they died from unspecified causes.
Side Effects of Sandexa
- Pancreatic cancer
- Kidney failure
- Life-threatening allergic reactions
- And more
Can Pancreatitis Lead to Pancreatic Cancer?
Chronic pancreatitis, a long-term inflammation of the pancreas, has been linked to an increased risk for pancreatic cancer (especially in cigarette smokers). However, most people with pancreatitis never progress to pancreatic cancer. Chronic pancreatitis is sometimes due to an inherited gene mutation, and patients with this form of the disease have a high lifetime risk of pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms
Pancreatic cancer often goes undetected until its advanced stages, at which point it’s difficult or impossible to treat. In most cases, symptoms only develop after pancreatic cancer has grown and begun to spread to other parts of the body.
When they do present, however, symptoms of pancreatic cancer may include:
- Weight loss
- Jaundice (yellow skin)
- Dark urine
- Light color stool
- Abdominal pain
- Enlarged lymph nodes in neck
Which Other Drugs are Incretin Mimetics?
In addition to Saxenda, other incretin mimetics include:
Can I File a Class Action Lawsuit?
To date, no class action lawsuit has been filed in the Saxenda litigation. Saxenda was only recently approved, and the health risks associated with the drug are only now beginning to surface. Our lawyers are currently only filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who developed pancreatic cancer after taking Saxenda. Contact us today if you feel that you’ve been injured.
Need More Info?
If you’d like more information about Saxenda and the issues surrounding it, please visit our Saxenda FAQ page.
Do I Have a Saxenda Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Saxenda lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new pancreatic cancer injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by the side effects of Saxenda, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.