Thousands of people around the country have been injured by the prescription drug Byetta. Byetta, generically known as exanatide, is a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. Originally manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company and Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Byetta is now manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb after its 2012 acquisition of Amylin. The drug is an injectable medication that can improve blood sugar control in adults who have type 2 diabetes.
Recent data has linked the use of Byetta with serious health problems, including pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, and problems with kidney function. People who have sustained these or other injuries after taking Byetta should discuss their case with one of the experienced product liability attorneys of Lopez McHugh LLP as soon as possible.
Statutes of Limitations in Pharmaceutical Injury Cases
As with other cases involving personal injuries, there is a limited amount of time in which a person injured by Byetta can file a legal claim. Known as a statute of limitations, these time limits are set by individuals state and can range anywhere from 1 years to 6 years for pharmaceutical injury-related cases. Additionally, in some states, the statute of limitations may start to run when the injury actually occurred, while in others, it only starts to run when a victim was or should have been aware that an injury was sustained.
Every situation is unique, and there are sometimes other deadlines based on the hospital that was used, or when the drug was manufactured. There are also exceptions that can help keep a case alive even after the deadline has arguably passed. Because of these variances, it is important for anyone who suspects that they have been injured by Byetta or another pharmaceutical drug to discuss their case with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. A discussion with an attorney is the only way to understand the deadlines that might apply to your specific situation. Any delay may jeopardize your ability to recover.
Contact a Byetta Attorney Today
Injuries caused by Byetta may be serious and entitle victims to significant financial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call Lopez McHugh today at (877) 737-8525.