Representing Victims Harmed by ONGLYZA
In 2009, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved ONGLYZA, a medication used to treat persons suffering from Type II diabetes by imitating hormones that stimulate the pancreas to produce more insulin. The medication quickly grew in popularity due to its ability to lower patients’ blood sugar levels without causing weight gain.
The official ONGLYZA website states that the medication can be beneficial for the following reasons:
- A person only has to take it once daily
- In combination with diet and exercise, it can lower A1C
- It can be taken at any time of day with or without food
- It enhances the patient’s natural ability to control blood sugar
- What Risks are Associated with ONGLYZA?
Recent reports state that this medication has been linked to severe medical conditions and illnesses. In fact, in 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert which stated that ONGLYZA has been linked to a roughly 27% increased risk of heart failure. In addition, this medication has been linked to the following conditions:
- Pancreatic cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Abnormal skin reactions
Have You Been Harmed by a Medication? The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
If you have sustained injuries or harm due to a medication, such as ONGLYZA, it is crucial that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer right away. At The Carlson Law Firm, our Killeen product liability attorneys have the necessary experience and knowledge to put a skilled team on your side of the courtroom. When you become our client, we will not hesitate to address any questions or concerns you may have. We are dedicated to working hard to give our clients fearless representation every time.
Call our firm today and see how we can help protect your rights. Our team is standing by waiting for your call!