Some of the Byetta side effects that have been documented have had dire consequences. For this reason, users (current and former) and their families have been filing lawsuits in order to receive fair compensation for their suffering. Byetta is a subcutaneous injection, usually administered twice daily to help regulate blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 Diabetes.
Pancreatitis, which manifests as an inflammation, and if ignored can develop into cancer, is one of the main side effects of Byetta that has been noted. Other associated ailments include thyroid cancer, and kidney failure. Many patients who were unaware of the risk did not catch the cancer until it was in later stages, and in some cases this resulted in wrongful death. Sometimes there are no visible symptoms of these side effects, which make the risks even greater.
This class of medication is known as an incretin mimetic, and has been connected to pancreatic cancer far more often than other forms of diabetes treatment. It is believed that Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb did not do everything within their power to inform patients of the risks associated with the use of Byetta and similar medications. Negligence on the part of Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb can provide the basis for a lawsuit that culminates in payment for pain and suffering.
Many people that have suffered from Byetta side effects have chosen to enlist the help of a reputable drug injury attorney. There are statutes of limitations preventing suits from being filed after a certain amount of time has passed, so considering hiring an attorney that has previous experience in similar cases can make the difference in a successful suit.