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Have You Taken the Type 2 Diabetes Drug Byetta? You May Have Rights

If you or a loved one has taken the Type 2 diabetes drug Byetta, you may be at risk of developing deadly pancreatic disease. Byetta has been linked to dozens of cases of hemorrhagic pancreatitis and blamed for patient deaths and serious injuries. The Food and Drug Administration also has issued several warnings to Byetta users about the increased risks of taking the drug.

Type 2 diabetics who took Byetta and developed hemorrhagic pancreatitis or suffered other injuries may be eligible to receive financial compensation from the drug maker and other responsible parties for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. If a loved one has died as the result of Byetta injuries, you and your relatives may have rights to financial damages for the wrongful death of your loved one.

FDA Issues Warnings About Byetta

In August 2008, the FDA ordered that stronger warnings about the risks of pancreatitis be added to Byetta’s packaging. The warnings stricter warnings came after two Byetta users died and four others had to be hospitalized after suffering injuries caused by the drug. In October 2007, the FDA announced it had reviewed reports of 30 cases of acute pancreatitis occurring in Byetta users and ordered that the risk of developing the condition be added to the “Precautions” section of Byetta’s packaging.

Since October 2007, the FDA reports it has received six more reports of hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis in people taking Byetta. Of those six cases, two patients died.

Do I Have Pancreatitis?

If you have taken Byetta for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, you may be at risk of developing a deadly form of pancreatic disease. Acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis is a life-threatening disease that involves sudden and severe inflammation of the pancreas. The symptoms of pancreatitis may include:

 

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If you or a loved one has taken Byetta for Type 2 diabetes and developed hemorrhagic pancreatitis, you may qualify for financial compensation from the drug-maker for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.

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