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Diabetes Drug Byetta Caused Arkansas Man’s Pancreatic Cancer and Resulting Injuries, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP and Co-Counsel
Date:5/30/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) May 30, 2013

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, and The Drakulich Firm, based in San Diego, have filed a lawsuit on behalf of an Arkansas man who developed pancreatic cancer and resulting injuries allegedly from using the diabetes drug Byetta. The suit was filed on May 28, 2013, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California (Case No. 13-cv-99999). Amylin Pharmaceuticals LLC, Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Eli Lilly and Co. have so far been named as Defendants.

According to the Complaint, the Plaintiff was prescribed and injected Byetta to treat his diabetes beginning around 2007 and continued using it at least until June 2012. On or about Feb. 25, 2013, a CT scan determined that the Plaintiff had pancreatic adenocarcinoma, the most common form of pancreatic cancer. Once diagnosed, the Plaintiff began treatment, which included chemotherapy and radiation therapy. He went on to develop jaundice.

The Complaint alleges that the Defendants knew or should have known that Byetta caused serious side effects, yet they continued to market and sell the drug by providing false and misleading information. The suit seeks damages for extensive pain and suffering, and severe emotional distress, among other things.

Byetta was approved by the U.S. Food Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005. It falls into a class of drugs called incretin mimetics, which work by mimicking the incretin hormones that the body usually naturally produces to stimulate the release of insulin after a meal. The drugs are used alo
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