At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., our Onglyza lawyers represent patients who have suffered from a heart attack, heart failure, pancreatic cancer or severe joint pain, as a result of taking Onglyza -- a controversial prescription medication.
When a patient suffers from such complications, it can give rise to a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company and drug manufacturer, AstraZeneca. These dangerous drug lawsuits often result in significant settlements.
Onglyza (saxagliptin) is a type 2 diabetes medication approved by the FDA on July 31, 2009.
The drug is used to help control blood sugar in type 2 diabetes patients who do not suffer from diabetic ketoacidosis -- a condition where the body breaks down fat cells, creating a toxic amount of ketones in the blood stream.
Since its introduction to the diabetes drug market, Onglyza has been a popular choice among doctors and patients because weight gain is not a common side effect, as it can be with other similar diabetes medications.
What Are The Serious Side Effects of Onglyza?
Patients who have taken the prescribed medication Onglyza have suffered serious side effects that include:
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Pancreatic cancer
- Severe joint pain
What Are The Less Severe Side Effects of Onglyza?
Less severe Onglyza side effects may include:
- Allergic reactions, including: hives and swelling
- Difficulty breathing
- Unexplained muscle pain or weakness
- Joint pain
- Memory problems
- Unusual tiredness
- Dark colored urine
- Weight gain
- Urinating less than usual or not at all
- Severe pain in the upper stomach
- Loss of appetite
- Fast heart rate
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Blurred vision
- Weight loss
- Dark urine
How Many Onglyza Heart Failure Lawsuits Have Been Filed?
At this time, it is unclear if heart attack lawsuits and heart failure lawsuits against Onglyza will be filed as individual lawsuits or a class action lawsuit. In December 2016, California plaintiffs filed a motion to consolidate similar cases for pretrial in the California Superior Court.
As of February 2017, approximately 85 claims remain in active litigation, according to an annual report published by AstraZeneca.
Can Onglyza Cause Heart Attacks, Pancreatic Cancer and Heart Failure?
A study conducted in 2015 known as the Saxagliptin Assessment of Vascular Outcomes Recorded in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus (SAVOR) studied more than 16,000 patients. The study concluded Onglyza increased the risk of heart failure hospitalizations by roughly 27 percent.
On April 5, 2016, the FDA released an updated safety communication requiring the Onglyza label to include warnings about heart failure. The agency has already released safety communications about the risk of pancreatic cancer and severe joint pain in patients who use the drug.
There are strict time deadlines for filing dangerous drug claims so it is important that you do not wait too long to consult with an attorney.
If you miss a deadline your case can be lost forever and you may never be able to recover compensation for your pain and medical bill expenses.
What are the Criteria for Filing an Onglyza Lawsuit?
Our drug lawyers can help if you or someone you care about has suffered a heart attack or pancreatic cancer from taking Onglyza.
Lawsuits are being investigated against the device maker by both patients and their families, seeking compensation for their pain and suffering. You may be entitled to a settlement.
To file an Onglyza pancreatic cancer lawsuit, the following criteria must be met:
- Suffered from pancreatic cancer
- Took the drug for at least one year prior to diagnosis
Who Is The Best Onglyza Lawyer?
The Onglyza heart attack attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. understand issues relating to all Onglyza side effects. This allows us to get the best settlements for our clients.
It is important to have an attorney not afraid to fight for you when you have dealt with any Onglyza side effect.
Contact Our Onglyza Lawyers
Our Onglyza drug lawyers have a detailed knowledge and understanding of these types of cases, injuries suffered and their treatment. This is essential to understanding to achieving the best possible settlement or jury verdict for our affected clients.
We are currently accepting cases on behalf of patients who had a heart attack, heart failure or pancreatic cancer due to Onglyza.
For more information about dangerous drug claims or to get help from our top-rated Onglyza heart attack lawyers, call our law firm at (888) 797-8787 .
We will provide you with a free, no obligation case review and will represent you under our No-Fee Promise. This means there are no legal fees or costs whatsoever until we win or settle your case.
There is absolutely nothing to lose. If your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you will not owe us anything.
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- No money to hire us or get started on your case
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Warning: There are strict time deadlines for filing Onglyza lawsuits. Call us today to learn more about the Onglyza laws.