If you have taken the Type2 Diabetes medication Victoza and are now suffering from thyroid Cancer, pancreatitis, or pancreatic cancer the following information provided below may be of help. Victoza is a drug manufactured by the pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk and was approved for use in the United States by the FDA in January 2010. Since that time Victoza has come under intense scrutiny for potential harmful side effects from its use including reported cases of thyroid cancer and pancreatitis. Our law firm is evaluating lawsuits against Novo Nordisk for the manufacturing and distribution of Victoza. If you have any further legal questions feel free to contact our law offices.
What users of Victoza Should Be Aware Of
The use of Victoza (liraglutide) injections have been linked to several life threatening medical complications most notably thyroid cancer and pancreatitis. Due to several studies and anecdotal evidence the FDA issued a black box warning delineating the potential increased risk of thyroid C-cell tumors including thyroid carcinoma and a acute pancreatitis. According to the FDA, “Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events, side effects, or product quality problems related to the use of Victoza”
Should I Join a Class Action Lawsuit or File an Individual Claim
Read this if you are debating whether to join a class action lawsuit for Victoza.
Class action lawsuits join as many members as possible against a single defendant i.e. Novo Nordisk the manufacturer and distributor of Victoza. Once the class action gets settled each member of the class will get their share of the proceeds. However, each plaintiff in a class action lawsuit is not permitted to a greater sum of money, regardless of the extent of their injury.
For example; if the per class member settlement of a class action lawsuit is $50,000 and your injuries amount to $200,000 you will only receive the $50,000 allotted to each member of the class. This equal settlement amount will essentially limit or minimize the ability for parties who are seriously injured to recover their fair share.
More so members of a class action lawsuit will be forever barred from bringing additional future claims against drug manufacturers with arise from the same cause of action. Thus, you will be legally forced to accept the terms of the settlement whether or not they are financially sound or beneficial. In many cases joining a class action lawsuit will not be beneficial to receiving full compensation for your losses. If you are considering joining a class action lawsuit you should first contact our offices for a free evaluation of your case.
Victoza Lawsuit Statute of Limitations: Victims are allotted a specific time period to file lawsuit against Novo Nordisk for the production and distribution of defective pharmaceutical medication. The statute of limitations that would apply to a specific case is based on the jurisdiction where the case will be filed. For example the statute of limitations for a civil lawsuit for injury in the state of California is 2 years from the date of the initial injury while in the state of Maine it is 6 years. For the statute of limitations applicable to your Victoza lawsuit see here…
Compensation Available for Victims of Victoza
Individuals suffering from adverse side effects from the use of defective drugs are entitled to monetary compensation for all their losses. The value of a lawsuit for injuries caused by the diabetes drug Victoza is dependent on several factors including
- All medical and health related costs associated with the use of Victoza
- Need for any future medical or rehabilitation expenses including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery
- Loss of enjoyment of life also referred to as pain and suffering associated with the damage suffered
- Recovery for any lost wages and loss of income
- Punitive damage – awarded to plaintiffs when a pharmaceutical company acted with reckless disregard for the health and safety of individuals who were using the medication in question
Attorney Representation for Victoza Lawsuits: The Downtown LA Law Group is dedicated to pursuing justice for victims of defective dangerous diabetes medication. To schedule a free no cost evaluation contact our law offices toll free (855)385-2529.