Janumet (generic: sitagliptin and metformin) assists in the regulation of blood sugar (glucose) levels and is therefore indicated for the treatment of those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, the use of this medicine on a regular basis has been associated with severe, life-threatening complications. Regulatory officials have been made aware of serious Janumet side effects that may include pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer. Due to the rate and severity in which post-marketing cases have been reported, the manufacturer may become the focal point of a large Janumet class action lawsuit.
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or thyroid cancer after taking Janumet? Are you interested in filing a Janumet class action lawsuit against the manufacturers? If so, we can help.
Free Janumet Class Action Evaluation: Although our law firm is not accepting Janumet induced pancreatitis cases, we are currently accepting Janumet pancreatic and thyroid cancer claims. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Janumet induced cancer, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by joining a Janumet class action lawsuit and we can help.
Janumet Class Action Summary
According to an FDA Post-Market Drug Safety Announcement:
Sitagliptin, the first in a new class of diabetic drugs called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, is approved as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, 88 post-marketing cases of acute pancreatitis, including two cases of hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis in patients using sitagliptin, were reported to the Agency between October 16, 2006 and February 9, 2009. Due to these findings, many patients that have experienced similar side effects may wish to join a Janumet class action suit.
However, the Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm has recently decided against the filing of a large Janumet class action lawsuit. Accordingly, we are currently filing individual claims on behalf of those that have been diagnosed with a distinct form of Janumet cancer. Therefore, individuals that have developed pancreatic or thyroid cancer after receiving Janumet treatment may be eligible to file their own individual claim. Our team of experienced Janumet attorneys may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Summary of a Janumet Class Action
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. Accordingly, members of the class are represented by a firm and its corresponding attorneys. Cases typically tend to focus on a single member of the class, who is often referred to as the “class representative or class rep.” The fate of those involved are, all too often, reliant upon the specific details of the class representatives individual situation.
Those seeking to join a Janumet class action suit are presumably seeking compensation for injuries sustained after experiencing severe Janumet side effects. This class action, in particular, alleges that sitagliptin is responsible for the onset of Janumet pancreatic cancer and Janumet thyroid cancer.
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits As Opposed To a Janumet Class Action
In some instances, a Janumet class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.
However, a Janumet class action suit can also be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees.
At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each clients recovery by filing individual Janumet lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a Janumet Class Action Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Janumet class action lawsuits. We are handling class action litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Janumet cases.
Free Janumet Class Action Evaluation: Although our law firm is not accepting Janumet induced pancreatitis cases, we are currently accepting Janumet pancreatic and thyroid cancer claims. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Janumet induced cancer, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Janumet class action lawsuit and we can help.