Byetta® Diabetes Drug Cancer Risks Gastro-Intestinal Complications

New York Personal Injury Attorney  

If you are a patient with diabetes mellitus type 2, and you have experienced gastro-intestinal problems or kidney complications after taking the prescription drug Byetta®, or have developed pancreatic, thyroid or bladder cancer after using Byetta®, you need to seek experienced legal counsel to protect your rights. Based on the reports of other patients, there may be a connection between your use of the medication and your illness. If you suspect that you have been harmed by Byetta, it is crucial to seek legal help to protect your rights.


At the Commack, NY law office of Rudolph F. X. Migliore, P.C., we have fought for the rights of injured people across Long Island, Suffolk County and Nassau County for more than 30 years. We are committed to providing first class professional service at all times. We will listen closely to your concerns, and aggressively protect your interest. We have worked extensively as co-counsel with other experienced attorneys to investigate and prosecute medical product liability claims, including cases involving injuries tied to the use of Byetta®. To arrange a free initial consultation, contact us online or call our office at 1-888-980-RFXM.

What is Byetta®?

Byetta® is the product name for exenatide, a prescription drug used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2 in adults. Approved for use in the United States in 2005, Byetta® was developed and is manufactured by Amylin Pharmaceuticals, in San Diego, and is marketed by Eli Lilly. The drug is injected  twice daily, within 60 minutes of the first and last meal of the day.  Byetta® is a synthetic version of a hormone found in the saliva of the Gila monster, and works by enhancing insulin secretion.

Who is potentially liable for injuries caused by dangerous or defective drugs?

In cases involving dangerous or defective products, including prescription drugs, damages may be sought against anyone in the “chain of distribution,” including the manufacturer, any testing lab or facility, the doctor or physician who prescribed it, a pharmaceutical sales representative, or a hospital, clinic or pharmacy that dispensed it.

What side effects or health concerns have been connected to Byetta®?

In 2007, pursuant to reports of acute pancreatitis, the FDA required that a warning be added to the label on Byetta®. In 2008, four pancreatitis deaths were reported of people who had used exenatides. The FDA has also expressed concern about the increased incidence of thyroid cancer in people who have used liraglutide, a drug in the same class as exenatide. There have also been assertions that Byetta® can lead to hypoglycemia.

How can our law office help you?

We handle all pancreatic, thyroid and bladder cancer claims for people who have taken prescription Byetta®, as well as actions seeking damages for severe pancreatitis.

Our lawyers fully investigate the facts and circumstances of your case, working with co-counsel to gather, evaluate and preserve all evidence in your case. We will help you seek compensation for all your losses, including wages and income, unreimbursed medical expenses, physical pain or suffering, and loss of companionship or consortium. You will always work directly with one of our attorneys, so that you have timely and accurate information about the status of your claim, as well as your options.

Contact the NY Law Firm of Rudolph F. X. Migliore, P.C.

At Rudolph F. X. Migliore, P. C.,  we provide a free initial consultation to anyone with a potential claim related to use of the prescription drug Byetta®. When you seek our help, we will carefully review the facts and circumstances of your case to determine whether you have a legal basis to file a lawsuit. If we accept your case, we will oversee your claim through to settlement or verdict. Any fees you owe us for legal representation will be paid out of your final settlement.

To schedule an appointment, email or call our office toll free at 1-888-980-RFXM.

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