Research suggests that patients who take Onglyza® (saxagliptin) for Type 2 diabetes may face an increased risk of heart failure.
If you or someone you love suffered severe or fatal heart problems after taking Onglyza, you may be eligible for compensation. We fight pharmaceutical companies when their negligence harms innocent people, and we’re here to protect your rights. Call or fill out our free online form to get help now.
What is Onglyza?
Onglyza is a medicine made to treat type-2 diabetes. Onglyza works by affecting the blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, Onglyza has been linked to serious side effects that may cause serious injury and even death. Some victims and their families are considering filing an Onglyza lawsuit against the drug manufacturer. If you have any questions regarding Onglyza death lawsuits, simply fill out the online contact form or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.
Is Onglyza Safe?
First, you should never stop taking a medication without asking your doctor. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about Onglyza. That means that Onglyza may have adverse side effects that are not listed on the medicine’s warning label. Some victims on Onglyza are wanting tofile Onglyza class action lawsuits. Our drug injury attorneys are currently investigating Onglyza and whether it is safe or not. If you think you have suffered side effects from Onglyza use, don’t hesitate to contact our law firm for a free legal consultation. Here are the possible Onglyza side effects that we are currently investigating:
- Heart Failure
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
Onglyza May Cause Heart Failure
In April of 2015, the FDA warned that Onglyza users were more likely to develop heart failure than non-users. One study concluded that Onglyza increased the risk of heart failure by 27%. The FDA is hesitant to release new warnings unless the data can prove there is a link between a medicine and a new side effect. Unfortunately, many medicines don’t go through rigorous enough testing before they are released for sale to the public. That means that serious Onglyza side effects may have been found after many people have used it.
Onglyza® Increases Risk of Heart Failure
Onglyza was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009 to lower blood sugar in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Belonging to a class of diabetes drugs known as DPP-4 inhibitors, the drug is designed to help manage diabetes with no increased risk of hypoglycemia—or dangerously low blood sugar.
In October 2013, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed an increased risk of hospitalization for heart failure after taking saxagliptin.
The study prompted the FDA to issue a safety communication on February 11, 2014, stating it was investigating the link between Onglyza and the risk of heart failure.
In April 2015, an FDA advisory panel concluded that patients who take Onglyza face an increased risk of heart failure—a fatal condition in which the heart is weakened and can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs.
According to FDA documents, one study showed a 27 percent increase in the rate of heart failure when taking Onglyza. As a result, members of the FDA advisory panel stated that the drug’s labeling should be updated to warn of the heart failure risk.
About Heart Failure
Heart failure is also known as chronic heart failure, congestive heart failure, or congestive cardiac failure. Heart failure happens when he heart can’t pump enough blood to maintain blood flow throughout the body. Early signs of heart failure include leg swelling, excessive tiredness, or shortness of breath. Because of Onglyza’s link to heart failure, victims and their families should consider an Onglyza heart failure lawsuit.
Onglyza May Cause Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid cancer has a very high survival rate if caught early. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t dangerous. Thyroid cancer is very often found because a nodule on the thyroid region of the neck is found. Thyroid cancer has been linked to Onglyza usage. If you know someone who took Onglyza and developed thyroid cancer, call our drug injury attorneys today. An Onglyza lawsuit may be able to help you recover money to help with expenses related to surgery and treatment.
Identifying Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid cancer, like other cancers, is caused by changes in your DNA. As mentioned before, most thyroid cancers are found because of a lump on the neck. If you find a lump on your neck after Onglyza usage contact your doctor and an attorney. There are several symptoms that can help you identify thyroid cancer. For example:
- Lump and/or swelling in neck
- Pain in neck
- Pain in ears
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficulty breathing
- A long lasting cough
About Onglyza and Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer is caused when cells in the pancreas begin to multiply uncontrollably and form a mass. Yellow skin, abdominal pain, back pain, unexplained weight loss, light-colored stools, dark urine, and loss of appetite are symptoms of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is particularly deadly because most people do not feel symptoms until the cancer has spread throughout their body. Attorneys are investigating the link between Onglyza and pancreatic cancer. If you lost a loved one who used Onglyza and died from pancreatic cancer, you may consider an Onglyza lawsuit.
Onglyza May Cause Pancreatitis
Onglyza’s link to pancreatitis is currently being investigated by the drug injury attorneys at Woods & Woods. If you took Onglyza and suffer from pancreatitis, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Some people are wondering if they have Onglyza lawsuits. If you suspect your injuries are from Onglyza, you should contact our lawyers immediately.
Compensation for Onglyza Linked Pancreatitis
If Onglyza is responsible for your pancreatitis, you may be eligible for damages from the drug manufacturer. Families that lost a loved one from pancreatitis may also be able to recover money from the drug maker. There could be money for medical bills. Some victims of Onglyza may be entitled to lost wages and money for pain and suffering. If it turns out the drug manufacturers actions were wildly negligent, some people may get punitive damages.
Onglyza Might Cause Death
Pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, and heart failure are very serious conditions. Many of the side effects from Onglyza could possibly cause death. If you suspect someone you know died from Onglyza side effects, you should call a lawyer right away to consider your options. You only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit.
Get Help With Your Onglyza® Lawsuit
You’re not alone if you or someone you love suffered heart failure after taking Onglyza. Our drug injury lawyers have the experience it takes to help you get the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Your time to take legal action is limited. Don’t wait—call or contact us immediately to get started with your claim.
Onglyza Class Action Lawsuits
Some victims and their families of Onglyza are considering filing class action lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturer. Onglyza class action lawsuits could provide money for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and for the loss of a loved one. However, Onglyza class action lawsuits may not provide the compensation that some Onglyza victims deserve. Class action lawsuits normally split the settlement equally between claimants. That means that you could get less than what you actually deserve. There is a better alternative: multidistrict litigation (MDL).
About Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)
Multidistrict litigation (MDL) is an alternative to class action lawsuits. A multidistrict litigation works very differently than a class action lawsuit. MDLs compile cases from many different locations and put them in one court. Individually, each case is decided upon its own merits. That means you get the money that you deserve for your injuries.
Onglyza Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)
Multidistrict litigation (MDL) occurs when a single court compiles lots of cases from around the country. These cases will each be decided separately. That means that your Onglyza lawsuit will be decided based upon its own merit. If Onglyza multidistrict litigation occurs, Onglyza victims and their families are more likely to get what they deserve from the drug manufacturer. Since each case will be decided individually, that means the court will determine your compensation based upon your medical bills, lost wages, and other factors that are related to you.
Compensation for Onglyza Health Problems
If Onglyza is responsible for your health problems, you may be eligible for damages from the drug manufacturer. Families that lost a loved one from Onglyza linked health risks may also be able to recover money from the drug maker. There could be money for medical bills. Some victims of Onglyza may be entitled to lost wages and money for pain and suffering. If it turns out the drug manufacturers actions were wildly negligent, some people may get punitive damages.
You Have a Limited Amount of Time to Sue
Statutes of limitations are essentially legal deadlines. Statutes of limitations limit the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. There are lots of things that can affect the date by which you have to file an Onglyza health risk lawsuit. Things such as when you took the medicine, what injuries you have, when your injuries occurred, or even what state you live in could affect the time you have to file. We highly suggest you contact a drug injury lawyer soon so that time does not bar you from filing an Onglyza health problem lawsuit.
You Can Afford an Onglyza Attorney
Woods & Woods Onglyza attorneys never charge a penny unless you win your claim. Our attorneys never ask for money upfront or bill by the hour. Woods & Woods will never charge for a phone call. We always offer free legal consultations to help victims with their Onglyza lawsuits.