On August 19, 2008, lawyers filed what is believed to be the first personal injury lawsuit stemming from injuries associated with the type 2 diabetes drug Byetta. Lawyers filed the lawsuit on behalf of a Virginia man who claims that Byetta’s manufacturer, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Byetta’s co-marketer, Eli Lilly and Company, failed to adequately test and monitor the side effects of Byetta. The plaintiff’s lawyers also allege that Byetta’s co-marketers failed to warn doctors or patients of the risk of developing pancreatitis.

Lawyers filed the first Byetta lawsuit on behalf of their injured client two days after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has received six reports of hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis in patients taking Byetta since October 2007. Two of the six patients died and the other four were hospitalized. In a press release, the FDA stated that it was working with Byetta’s maker to add stronger warnings to Byetta’s label.

In the fall of 2007, after the FDA received 30 post-marketing reports of acute pancreatitis associated with Byetta, Amylin agreed to add information about pancreatitis to the “precautions section of Byetta’s label.

According to the plaintiffs’ lawyers, “It is pretty obvious that the label change in 2007 was not adequate. The plaintiffs’ lawyers also stated, “We believe that Amylin possessed data prior to the 2007 label revision that justified a stronger and more prominent warning than the precaution language that Amylin ultimately negotiated with FDA.

Byetta Side Effects Lawyers

Although lawyers have already filed the first Byetta lawsuit, it is not too late for injured Byetta patients and their families to file a Byetta lawsuit. Our Byetta side effects lawyers can advise Byetta patients and their families as to whether a lawsuit would be a feasible option.

With a Byetta lawsuit, our Byetta side effects lawyers can help injured patients and families seek compensation for their losses. Some of the expenses that our Byetta side effects lawyers may help you recover include:

  • medical bills
  • burial costs
  • pain and suffering
  • more

Contact our experienced Byetta side effects lawyers today.

Published November 17, 2011 by