In 2009 AstraZeneca developed a new drug to help those who suffer from type 2 diabetes. Onglyza hit the market and it has helped to regulate the blood sugar levels for those who are unable to do so on their own. The drug, however, is not entirely safe.
There are many reports that those who are taking the drug are at an increased risk of suffering from cardiovascular events. In other words, taking Onglyza can lead to a heart attack or heart failure.
But that is not the only problem with taking this drug. Aside from the laundry list of side effects, some of which could be potentially deadly, Onglyza has been linked to an increased risk of pancreatitis, joint pain, and cancer. The bottom line is that this drug is not as safe for those who suffer from diabetes as the drug company would like you to believe.
Do you suffer from type 2 diabetes? Have you used Onglyza to help control your blood sugar? Have you suffered from heart failure (or a heart attack), pancreatitis, or been diagnosed with cancer while taking this drug? Then you may be able to file a lawsuit against Astra Zeneca, and you may be eligible for financial compensation. Your lawsuit can help offset the high medical bills that you are experiencing.
All you have to do is fill out the contact form on this page. Or you can call an Onglyza attorney with Arentz Law Group P.C. today at 1-800-305-6000. A highly trained attorney is ready to consult with you, free of charge, to determine if you have a case.
Diabetes is a growing concern in the US. This disease, which affects roughly 22 million Americans, comes in two forms. While type 1 diabetes can only be managed, certain drug regimens and proper diet and exercise can help to treat type 2 diabetes. This is where Onglyza comes into play.
Onglyza came onto the market in 2009. This drug worked differently than many other diabetes medications, and it shot to popularity. It earns AstraZeneca hundreds of millions every year, and it is estimated that as diabetes becomes a bigger problem in the US, those revenues will shoot past the $1 billion mark.
But for many people that drug comes at a much steeper price than what they pay at the doctor. Onglyza, it turns out, increases the risk of suffering from heart failure. That risk isn’t just a small increase either.
Studies show that when someone is taking Onglyza for their diabetes, they are at a 27% increased risk of suffering from a heart attack than if they did not take the drug. This study has led the FDA to look more into the drug to determine if it truly was safe for people to take. This study also leads you to ask the question, “Did Onglyza cause my heart attack?”
The answer is that if you were taking Onglyza at the time you suffered from heart failure (or a heart attack, or cardiac arrest), then your heart problems may not be random. They may have been caused by taking this medication.
When AstraZeneca started marketing Onglyza, they never fully warned the public about the dangers of the drug. This is something that we here at Arentz Law take very seriously. We understand that pharmaceutical companies sometimes try to cut corners. The result is that innocent people are hurt, or even killed, in the name of increasing profits.
If you have suffered from a heart attack while taking Onglyza, get in touch with us right away! Our attorneys want to learn more about your case and about what happened in your situation. You may be able to file a lawsuit to collect compensation. Simply dial 1-800-305-6000 to start your free case discussion.
Those who suffer from type 2 diabetes suffer in a couple of different ways. The pancreas doesn’t supply the proper amounts of insulin needed to break down blood sugars, and the liver over-produces glucose. The result is wildly fluctuating blood sugar levels that can lead to some very severe problems if not taken care of.
Onglyza works in a way that it reduces the amount of sugar that the liver produces by helping the pancreas produce less glucagon (a hormone that tells the liver to produce glucose). The drug also works to help the pancreas produce more insulin. It sounds like a great drug that helps the body do what it should be doing naturally.
This drug, while it does a great job of helping to treat type 2 diabetes, has some severe side effects. One is severe swelling of the pancreas, also known as pancreatitis. The idea is that the drug has most of its affect on this organ. The result could be that the pancreas is overworked and thus suffers from some serious problems.
But if you are suffering from pancreatitis, you aren’t worried about how Onglyza has led to the condition, you want it gone! But even after it is gone, there could be lasting effects, and there are likely some high medical bills that you are stuck paying. It doesn’t have to be like that!
Here at Arentz Law we believe that you should have a voice, especially when you have been hurt by a major pharmaceutical company. Unfortunately too many people believe that their voice is too small and they suffer in silence. We are here to help you be heard! Our highly trained Onglyza attorneys will help you fight back, and they will help you receive the just that you need and deserve.
Your lawsuit will help you to not only receive monetary compensation, money that can go to pay off those high medical bills that occur, but your lawsuit will help raise awareness about this drug. With over 22 million people suffering from diabetes, people need to know that this drug isn’t safe!
Are you ready to stand up for your rights? Are you ready to tell AstaZeneca that enough is enough? Then call us right away at 1-800-305-6000. Our dangerous drug attorneys are ready to get started on your case with your free consultation.
After you eat, your blood is suddenly overloaded with sugars. The body needs to hurry and break those sugars down using insulin so that you aren’t met with vast swings of energy. Those who suffer from diabetes are unable to produce enough insulin, and without proper treatment their blood sugars rapidly spike and plummet depending on when they last ate.
After eating, the body releases GLP-1; a hormone that tells the pancreas to create insulin. The body also has an enzyme called DPP-4 which breaks down GLP-1. In a healthy adult the GLP-1 triggers the insulin, the DPP-4 breaks it down in a way that it has already done its job, and blood sugar levels remain consistent. Diabetics want to inhibit DPP-4.
That is where Onglyza comes in. This drug is a DPP-4 inhibitor and it allows the GLP-1 to stay in the blood longer so that the pancreas can produce more insulin. But what also happens is that the pancreas can be overworked, and you can develop pancreatic cancer.
If you are wondering whether or not taking Onglyza has led to your pancreatic cancer, the answer is that it very well may have. Studies show that type 2 diabetics have a depleted number of cells that produce insulin. Taking Onglyza increases the number of cells, but these new cells have abnormal growth. After taking the drug for a period of time that abnormal growth compounds into tumors and you are left battling diabetes and cancer at the same time.
You are already dealing with diabetes, and now, through no fault of your own, you are suffering from pancreatic cancer. To make matters worse, AstraZeneca never warned you about the risk of developing cancer because you took their drug. All of this pain and suffering could have been prevented if everything was fully disclosed!
You deserve to be compensated. With the help of a dangerous drug attorney at Arentz Law, you can receive the retribution that you deserve. By initiating a lawsuit against AstraZeneca, you are fighting for your right to be fully informed of these deadly side effects, and you may be eligible to receive compensation to pay for medical expenses and for the pain and suffering you have gone through.
Ready to make sure that these large corporations hear your voice? Call us at 1-800-305-6000.
One of the biggest myths perpetuated by corporate America is that you can’t go up against them. They have high powered attorneys that can win any complaint, and if you hire an attorney to fight back against their injustice you will only be wasting your time and your money.
But that isn’t what it is like at all. It doesn’t matter how high powered the attorney is, when the facts are on your side, and not on their side, you have a strong case that can be won!
Because AstraZeneca made a drug that had some very negative side effects, and because they failed to warn the public that these are very real outcomes of taking their medication, the facts are on your side. Their drug has been shown to lead to pancreatic cancer, heart failure or heart attack, pancreatitis, and a handful of other side effects. There is reason to believe that AstraZeneca knew about these issues, but they failed to properly warn the public. The result is people have been hurt, and they need to be compensated for their pain and suffering!
If you are wondering how to file a lawsuit against AstraZeneca, you don’t have to wonder any longer. Your first step is to call an attorney with Arentz Law. Your free consultation will gather the appropriate information from you in order to determine if your case has a high probability of being successful. If you do have a case, only then will you officially become a client. If not, then you are under no obligation to pursue anything further. It’s that simple.
Are you ready to push back against these “high powered” lawyers? Then get a high powered lawyer on your side! Call us today at 1-800-305-6000 to start your free consultation and begin the journey to receiving the justice that you deserve.
Every year major pharmaceutical companies develop new drugs to treat illnesses, diseases, and conditions. These drugs go through a series of tests that first involve chemical reactions, and then tests on lab animals, and then clinical tests on volunteer patients. With all of the testing that is done, how people react is recorded, and the risks are evaluated. Most of the drugs have minor side effects, things like dizzy spells, headache, nausea, and the like. Some drugs have such serious side effects, and affect such a large portion of the test subjects, that they never actually make it to market.
So what happens when a drug company knows about the side effects, but fails to inform the public? The reasoning may go something like this: if they warn the public about this side effect, their profits drop $100 million. But if they skip over, and settle the lawsuits that arise, the settlement only costs $50 million. Therefore, it’s cheaper to ignore the deadly side effects that affect a very small percentage of the population.
That’s great for their bottom line, it’s terrible for you. In essence, your life is worth less than the profits they gain from marketing their drug without full disclosure and full warning.
It doesn’t have to be that way! You were the unfortunate victim of corporate greed. But you can help others. By filing you lawsuit against AstraZeneca you put the pressure on these companies to stop fudging the data when they report the side effects. The more lawsuits that they face, the less likely they will be to put profits over people in the future.
To get started all you have to do is call an Onglyza attorney at Arentz Law by dialing 1-800-305-6000. Our team of highly trained dangerous drug attorneys will work closely with you to develop your case. The result is that you may be entitled to compensation, and your lawsuit will help raise awareness. Your action now can save lives in the future.
Here at Arentz Law Group P.C. we have one passion: to help you receive the justice that you deserve. We are dedicated to making sure that you have a voice, and that the company that has done you wrong pays restitution in order to make some of the injustice just a little better.
In order to make sure that you receive justice, we work hard every single day. In addition to our ongoing education that makes sure we know exactly how the most intricate parts of the legal system work, we also continually educate ourselves on these dangerous drugs. We read the scientific studies and know inside and out what those studies are all about. In the end, we are armed with all of the appropriate information so that we can build a rock solid case for you.
When we go against these companies, we have done our research, and we have the facts to back everything up. The result is that we have a successful track record of winning cases, and helping individuals receive justice.
If you have been hurt by a dangerous drug like Onglyza, then you need to get in touch with us right away! Every page has a contact form that you can quickly fill out to give us the basics. An attorney will be in touch to get more details and get you on your way to being compensated for your pain and suffering.
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