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Byetta Side Effects Lead to Deaths

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stethoscope on table- byetta deaths and side effects lawsuitsType-2 diabetes treatment Byetta has been linked to a variety of health complications from extreme weight loss to pancreatitis. However, the side effects don’t stop there. Reports indicate that reactions related to Byetta can become severe enough to cause death.

Byetta Deaths

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that six deaths have occurred due to acute pancreatitis associated with use of Byetta. One woman from Sidney, Ohio explains that her husband passed away after being treated with the drug in 2005. “I’ll blame his death on Byetta for the rest of my life.”

Her husband, Charles faced serious health issues following his transfer from insulin treatments to Byetta. Charles appetite decreased drastically. And, without making any lifestyle changes, he lost 34 lbs over the span of 6 months due to the drug. Charles and his wife had similar frustrations when his inability to control his blood sugar levels persisted while on Byetta.

Eventually, the severity of his symptoms obliged Charles and his wife to consult their doctor for medical examinations. Doctors performed a gastroscopy in which they found a mass (tumor) at top portion of his pancreas. Healthcare professionals diagnosed Charles with pancreatic cancer. Because Charles did not have a family history of any sort of cancer, his wife believes that the cancer had been caused by type-2 diabetes treatment Byetta.

In response to the diagnosis, doctors performed a range of treatments in order to ease the symptoms and attempt to reduce the tumor such as:

  • radiation therapy
  • chemotherapy
  • removal of the gallbladder
  • an attempt (but failure) to remove the tumor from the pancreas

On top of these therapies, Charles was forced to have his stomach pumped once per week in order to stay alive. However, it was only a matter of time before symptoms compromised his well-being and Charles died.

Byetta Lawsuits

Many share similar stories of extreme reactions to Byetta. Unfortunately, Byetta has already been prescribed and sold to over 700,000 patients since the year of 2005. The correlation between Byetta and cancers and pancreatitis has yet to be confirmed. Nonetheless, legal action has been taken regarding misinformation and failure of producers Eli Lilly and Amylin Pharmaceuticals to warn the public of adverse reactions with Byetta.

If you have suffered from serious reactions associated with Byetta, or if you have lost a loved one to it’s complications, complete our “Request Attorney Assistance” form at the right-hand section of this page to speak with a representative. Get the best legal representation for your case through an expert attorney.