Issues Regarding Januvia
The risks regarding the type 2 diabetes drug, Januvia, are now considered to be
significant. Diabetes itself is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States
– it therefore comes as no surprise that the global market for diabetic drugs
is over $41 billion dollars. Januvia was developed to control blood sugar when used
in conjunction with diet and exercise and works by inhibiting the DPP-4 enzyme which
break down the hormones that tell the pancreas to produce more insulin and the liver
to produce less blood sugar.
Januvia was approved by the FDA in 2006, yet by 2009 the FDA had received 88 post-marketing
cases of acute pancreatitis. A study published in Gastroenterology in 2011 linked
Januvia to an increased risk of both pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer—one
of the deadliest forms of cancer. Another study placed the risk of developing pancreatitis
at 2.7 times higher among Januvia users and the risk of pancreatitis at 6 times
higher among those taking Januvia.
Preserving Your Januvia Claim and Protecting Your Right to File Your Januvia Case
Sullo & Sullo, LLP can protect your claim regarding injuries you have suffered
from Januvia. Our highly experienced attorneys will discuss the specifics of your
case with you, giving you the necessary information you will need should you decide
to pursue a case against Merck & Co. We will never advocate the filing of a
lawsuit unless we truly believe it is in your best interests. If you are entitled
to a Januvia settlement as a result of harm suffered from the drug you believed
was safe, we will handle every aspect of your case.
While the law limits the amount of time you have to file potential lawsuits, should
you place your case in the hands of our knowledgeable lawyers we will work fervently
to make sure that all deadlines are met in a timely manner. Should you miss the
deadline for filing your Januvia case, all hope may not be lost; we will explore
every option available to try and get you compensation for your medical expenses,
lost wages and the pain and suffering you have undergone due to taking a drug which
may not have been fully tested to ensure its safety.
The Januvia Statute of Limitations
Although the statute of limitations varies from state to state, most states—including
Texas—operate under a two-year statute for product liability cases. Some states
have a three-year statute and a few have a four-or-five-year statute. It can be
tricky to determine just when a statute of limitations begins to run. In the case
of a recall it can be clearer, but Januvia has not yet been recalled even though
the FDA has asked Merck to engage in further testing of the drug and has increased
the requirements for warnings on the drug label itself. Our Sullo & Sullo lawyers
will take the time to comprehensively explain when the statute began in your particular
case and will advise and counsel you on how best to move forward with your Januvia
Lawsuit. Having solid, reputable, zealous Januvia legal representation is crucial
to the outcome of your lawsuit and we offer all those qualities and more.