Have you or a loved one been recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer? If so, you are not alone. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 45,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with the disease this year. Unfortunately, some of those cases may turn out to be connected to diabetes medications like Byetta. Should your family be faced with such a situation, it is key that you contact a lawyer that specializes in such cases. Here’s why:
High Mortality Rate
Pancreatic cancer develops in stages that range from 0 to five. The symptoms vary based on the stage of development. Some of those symptoms are easily overlooked by the afflicted. Among the more common ones are bloating, nausea, back pain and weight loss. As a result, those afflicted tend to put off seeking medical care until the disease reaches its later stages. Thus, the mortality rate associated with the disease tends to be high.
High Medical Costs and Comorbidities
If treatment is possible after diagnosis, those afflicted may expect to be faced with life altering surgeries and astronomical medical bills. There is also the possibility that the person may face additional health problems like bowel obstruction, nutritional deficits, skin conditions, chronic pain and peripheral neuropathy.
Given those considerations, we welcome you to contat us to discuss your rights to be compensated for Byetta or Januvia injuries, including pancreatic cancer. Upon hearing from you, we’ll provide you with the information that you’ll need to make the decision that’s right for your family.
Should you decide to enter into Byetta or Januvia related litigation, we can help you with that too. That’s because we here at The Levensten Law Firm have years of experience handling mass tort cases. Thus, you can feel confident that we will do everything possible to ensure that you and your family get fitting compensation.