Facts about Victoza
Victoza gained FDA approval in 2010, for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, yet only a short time later, adverse reports began coming in to the FDA. Victoza is manufactured by a Danish company, Novo Nordisk; the company was required to conduct a five-year study to determine the risks of pancreatitis, hypoglycemia, serious allergic reactions, pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer among Victoza patients. Victoza was also approved with the understanding that it would be a second-line defense drug which means it would only be prescribed when other drug treatment was unsuccessful.
Within seventeen months of Victoza’s approval over 200 reports of acute pancreatitis can come in to the FDA. Since it is widely accepted that only about 10% of patients report adverse symptoms, it is likely the numbers were considerably higher. A Black Box Warning was added to the labeling of Victoza cautioning consumers about the risks of kidney failure, thyroid cancer and acute pancreatitis which can lead to pancreatic cancer. A consumer advocacy group, Public Citizen called for the removal of the drug from the market in 2012, yet there is currently no recall planned.
Preserving your Victoza Claim
If you feel you have been harmed by Victoza should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible in order to preserve their Victoza claim. Your attorney will discuss the specifics of your case, including the level of harm you have suffered then lay out your options for a lawsuit against Novo Nordisk. Even if you have not yet suffered harm from the drug, according to the studies, there is a good chance that you will experience negative side effects in the future.
Statute of Limitations for Victoza
The statute of limitations regarding defective and dangerous drugs and medical devices varies according to the state you reside in; some states have a very short one year statute, others have statutes as long as five or six years. Most states, including Texas, operate under a two-year statute of limitations which can begin from the date a recall is issued, or from the date you discover you have suffered adverse health effects after taking the drug. It’s important that you have a knowledgeable attorney by your side who understands the importance of filing your lawsuit in a timely manner.
Should You File a Victoza Lawsuit?
Filing a lawsuit against Novo Nordisk for the harm suffered from Victoza can be a daunting decision. Depending on your level of harm, you may be entitled to compensation for all your medical expenses (past, present and future), lost wages from being unable to work due to your injuries and perhaps even pain and suffering.