Review a Wrongful Death Case for Pancreatic Cancer from Januvia or Janumet
The loss of a loved one can have a devastating impact on the surviving children, spouse, parents and other family members. If an individual dies following pancreatic cancer from Januvia, Janumet or other incretin mimetic diabetes drugs, the family may be entitled to financial compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Januvia lawsuits and Janumet lawsuits for families nationwide as a result of the drug makers’ failure to adequately warn about the risk of pancreatic cancer, which is one of the most deadly forms of cancer.
Although it appears that the drug maker knew or should have known that side effects of Januvia and Janumet increase the risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, inadequate warnings have been provided for users and the medical community. To review whether your family may be entitled to financial compensation, request a free consultation.
Januvia and Janumet Pancreatic Cancer
Januvia is the best-selling incretin mimetic diabetes drug on the market, with a variation sold under the brand name Janumet that combines Januvia and the other diabetes drug metaformin. Both are made by Merck.
In recent years, a number of studies and reports have raised concerns about the increased risk of pancreatic cancer deaths following long-term use of Januvia, Janumet and other similar drugs.
Tragically, pancreatic cancer has an extremely high death rate and often patients have a very poor prognosis by the time they are diagnosed. Some estimates indicate only 31% of individuals diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survive six months after diagnosis, with the rates dropping dramatically within a few years.
In some cases, early symptoms of pancreatitis from Januvia or Janumet may not be apparent, increasing the risk that it may lead to cancer for some users. Symptoms such as abdominal pain, heartburn, diarrhea, weight loss and other signs often do not occur until the cancer is in the advanced stages, and treatment can be challenging.
Janumet and Januvia Wrongful Death Lawsuits
According to allegations raised in lawsuits over pancreatic cancer from Januvia or Janumet, if adequate warnings and information had been provided by the drug maker, individuals may have avoided this disease by electing a different method of managing their diabetes or by closely monitoring for pancreatic changes during Januvia or Janumet treatment.
Through a Januvia pancreatic cancer lawsuit, family members and dependents may be able to obtain financial benefits.
While wrongful death benefits can 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.
Generally, Januvia and Janumet wrongful death damages may include compensation for the financial consequences of the death, as well as 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.
Free Consultation with Wrongful Death Attorneys
The Januvia law firm of Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigates potential injury and wrongful death cases 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 from Januvia or Janumet may have been prevented, there are certain wrongful death 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.