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Onglyza Heart Failure Lawsuit

Being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is a life-changing event. For the rest of your life, you will need to watch what you eat and monitor your glucose levels. Your doctor will prescribe medication that will help you with your disease. But what if that drug can cause more harm than good?

That may be the case for those who have taken Onglyza. And we’re here to help.

For almost 20 years, the personal injury lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli have been fighting for the rights of the injured throughout the state of Pennsylvania. We understand the pain and anger that you must feel. That’s why we’re ready to fight for your rights both inside and outside the courtroom to make sure you get compensated for your injuries.

The Deadly Risk of Onglyza

Onglyza (saxagliptin) is used to treat and manage Type 2 diabetes. The drug, manufactured by AstraZeneca, regulates the levels of insulin in your body after you have a meal and is used as part of a treatment program that includes diet, exercise, and possibly other medications.

Since Type 2 diabetes patients have an increased risk of cardiovascular complications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had recommended to new Type 2 diabetes drug makers in 2008 to provide evidence that their drugs do not increase cardiovascular events such as heart attacks or failure.

Although Onglyza met the FDA’s safety criteria, a post-marketing study had found out of 16,000 randomly chosen patients, 27 percent of patients taking the medication were more likely to be hospitalized for heart failure. The SAVOR study had also found there was a significant increase in “all-cause mortality” rate among Onglyza. In addition to an increased risk of heart failure, Onglyza could lead to severe joint pain, pancreatic cancer, and thyroid cancer.

The warning signs of heart failure are as follows:

  • Shortness of breath
  • A persistent cough or wheezing
  • Swelling in the lower extremities or abdomen
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Diminished appetite
  • Impaired cognitive ability
  • Increased heart rate

Since the release of the study, the FDA determined that Onglyza must be updated to have a warning of heart failure risks on its label. But since the warning label for heart failure risks were not added until 2016, many have taken this drug not knowing the consequences.

The Onglyza Heart Failure Lawsuit

Since the drug manufacturer failed to alert Onglyza, AstraZeneca may be liable for any injury that occurred because of the use of the drug. This includes heart failure, pancreas issues, thyroid cancer, or other severe complications.

In addition, if a loved one had lost his/her life to heart failure and had taken the medication, you may have a wrongful death claim against the manufacturer.

How Fellerman & Ciarimboli Can Help

Our Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers understand how difficult it can be to learn that a drug that was supposed to help you has endangered your life. That’s why we have spent decades fighting for the injured throughout our state.

By filing a liability lawsuit against Onglyza manufacturers, you may be entitled to monetary damages such as:

  • Any medical expenses you have incurred such as surgery or ongoing care
  • Lost wages
  • Emotional distress
  • And, if a loved one had died due to heart failure, funeral expenses

The time to act is now – the statute of limitations is about to pass. If you or a loved one took Onglyza and suffered heart failure or death, now is the time to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at Fellerman & Ciarimboli about our Onglyza heart failure lawsuit. Contact our team today for a free consultation. We fight for the injured both inside and outside the courtroom.

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If you or a loved one suffered heart failure after taking Onglyza, our Philadelphia Attorneys are Ready to Help.

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