Review a Wrongful Death Case for Byetta Cancer
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential wrongful death claims for families of individuals who have died as a result of pancreatic cancer from Byetta.
The loss of a loved one can have a devastating impact on the surviving children, spouse, parents and other family members. Through a Byetta wrongful death lawsuit, financial compensation may be available as a result of the manufacturer’s failure to adequately warn about the risk of pancreatic cancer, which is one of the most deadly forms of cancer.
Although information was known or knowable, the drug maker has withheld information from consumers and the medical community that could have allowed individuals to avoid the risk of pancreatic cancer from taking Byetta. To review whether your family may be entitled to wrongful death benefits for the loss of a loved one, request a free consultation.
Byetta and Pancreatic Cancer Deaths
The Byetta Pen injection was approved in 2005 for treatment of diabetes, by reducing blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics.
Side effects of Byetta have been linked to a potential risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, which is one of the most deadly forms of cancer.
Unfortunately, symptoms of pancreatic cancer from Byetta are often not recognized until the disease is in the advanced stages, causing individuals to be left with short life expectancy.
According to some estimates, only 31% of individuals with pancreatic cancer survive six months after diagnosis, and only two percent are alive five years after being diagnosed.
A growing number individuals throughout the United States are pursuing Byetta lawsuit over pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately, many former users of the medication may not live long enough to see their case through to completion, but family members may be entitled to pursue damages against Amylin Pharmceuticals and Eli Lilly & Co. as a result of their decision to place the desire for profits before consumer safety.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits for Byetta Pancreatic Cancer
Although wrongful death benefits may vary from state-to-state, most statutes allow primary beneficiaries to make a claim for financial damages following the death of a:
- Husband or Wife
- Father or Mother
- Son or Daughter
In the event that there is no surviving spouse, parent or child, wrongful death claims may be available for certain secondary beneficiaries who were financially dependent upon the family member that died.
Compensation for a Byetta wrongful death may include the financial consequences of the death, as well as damages for the mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, loss of society, companionship, comfort, protection, care, attention, advice, counsel, training, education or guidance where applicable. The estate of the family member who died may also be entitled to financial compensation for the individual’s pancreatic cancer injury prior to death.
According to allegations raised in complaints filed throughout the United States, if adequate warnings and information had been provided, individuals may have avoided pancreatic cancer from Byetta by choosing to use a different diabetes drug or take steps with their physician to carefully monitor for pancreatic changes.
Free Consultation with Wrongful Death Attorneys
The Byetta law firm of Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigates pancreatic cancer injury cases and wrongful death lawsuits throughout the United States to help determine what legal rights may exist for families and whether financial compensation may be available.
No amount of money can make up for the death of a loved one. However, if pancreatic cancer was caused by Byetta, there are certain rights that the family may have and it is important to have an experienced wrongful death law firm investigate any potential case to make sure that benefits are protected.
Every legal claim does have a deadline, known as a statute of limitations, so it is important for families to review any potential wrongful death case as early as possible.
All lawsuits are reviewed by our wrongful death lawyers on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no costs to hire our law firm and we receive no attorney fees or expenses unless a recovery is secured for the death or injury suffered.