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Compensation Possible in an Onglyza Injury Lawsuit

Posted on May 20, 2016

Over 30 million Americans have diabetes, including one out of every four people over age 65. These numbers are enticing to pharmaceutical manufacturers who are always looking for new consumers of their medications. The growing number of Americans with type 2 diabetes has spawned a rash of new medications for the disease, some of which get fast tracked through to approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Side Effects of Using Onglyza

Onglyza (Saxagliptin) was approved by the FDA for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in 2009, and belongs to a new class of drugs called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. Onglyza works by increasing the release of insulin in the pancreas while limiting the amount of sugar the liver produces. But Onglyza is not without side effects. According to the FDA, common side effects include:

  • Swelling of the throat, lips, face, and skin
  • Trouble breathing or swallowing
  • Hives
  • Skin rashes
  • Itching, flaking, or peeling skin

In addition, Onglyza has been linked to some very serious, potentially fatal side effects, including:

  • Heart failure
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic cancer

Damages in an Onglyza Injury Claim

If you were prescribed Onglyza and suffered side effects from the medication, you may be entitled to compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent injury or disability
  • Lost wages
  • Mental duress and emotional anguish
  • Loss of earning capacity

In the unfortunate incidence where you’ve lost a loved one who was being treated with Onglyza, you and your family may be eligible to receive compensation for the following wrongful death damages:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased before they died
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of future benefits (such as medical benefits and retirement)
  • Loss of love, affection, companionship, etc.
  • Loss of household duties the deceased performed (such a childcare, property maintenance, etc.)

Contact Farah & Farah

If seek compensation for injuries related to Onglyza, it is important to have a skilled pharmaceutical litigation attorney on your side. Farah & Farah is currently investigating Onglyza related injuries nationwide. We can be reached at (800) 533-3555 for a free consultation.