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Your Drug Injury Case Will Benefit From Our Years of Experience

 

Experienced drug injury lawyer

Attorney Tom Lamb

We have been representing patients and their family in drug injury lawsuits for the past 17 years and this is our main practice area.

Drug injury legal compensation cases involve personal injury or wrongful death claims filed on behalf of people who, unfortunately, experienced a serious side effect, had an adverse drug reaction, or died from their use of a prescription medication.

Given our many years of experience handling these types of lawsuits we know drug injury cases deserve special attention.

Drug injury claims have a personal aspect which must be appreciated and respected by the attorney handling your case. At our law firm, we do not underestimate nor lose sight of the trust which is being placed in us by clients when they select us to represent them for their lawsuit against the responsible pharmaceutical company.

We will handle your drug injury case not only competently and professionally, but with genuine care and understanding. Any inquiries from our clients are responded to promptly, and telephone calls are always returned without delay.

If you, relatives, or friends need legal advice or legal representation for a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit involving a drug side effect, the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lamb is here to help.

We encourage you to submit a Drug Injury Case Review — it is free, confidential, and there is no obligation.  Or, if you prefer, call our toll-free number, (800) 426-9535, to speak directly to attorney Tom Lamb about a possible drug injury case.  Either way, you will get Mr. Lamb’s impressions — not an intake person, a paralegal, or some other lawyer — about your case based on his many years of experience.

We handle these drug injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no payment for our legal services until we are successful in getting legal compensation for you.

While our office is in Wilmington, North Carolina, we have successfully handled drug injury lawsuits for people all over the United States.

It is important to note that we do not put our clients into large class actions. Rather we favor an individual lawsuit approach, which allows us to give personal attention to each of our clients, from start to finish.

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Legal & Medical News: Featured Article

 

FDA Concern About Whether Victoza Is Associated With Pancreatic Cancer

In advance of the June 20, 2017 FDA Advisory Committee meeting to discuss Novo Nordisk’s supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for approval of Victoza® (liraglutide) injection, we reviewed the FDA Briefing Document for this Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting (EMDAC), which includes a section titled “ONCOLOGY CONSULT: PANCREATIC CANCER”.

In that FDA Briefing Document the results of the so-called LEADER trial: “Liraglutide Effect and Action in Diabetes: Evaluation of Cardiovascular Outcome Results – A long-term, multi-center, international, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to determine liraglutide effects on cardiovascular events.” are discussed.

As regards the Victoza – pancreatic cancer safety issue, there is this discussion:

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is an aggressive malignancy with a high mortality rate. It is most commonly diagnosed at an advanced stage; only 30% of patients are eligible to undergo resection with curative intent. Despite the advanced presentation at diagnosis and aggressive clinical course typically observed in patients with pancreatic cancer, quantitative analysis of the timing of genetic evolution suggests that at least a decade takes place between the initial mutation and development of the first malignant (nonmetastatic) pancreatic cancer cell and that approximately 5 additional years are required for the primary tumor to develop metastatic potential…. This suggests that a direct causal role for [Victoza (liraglutide)] in the initial development of pancreatic cancer in patients participating in the LEADER trial is unlikely given the short latency period between exposure and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. There is insufficient information available to elucidate whether [Victoza (liraglutide)] treatment plays a role in accelerating the evolution of primary or metastatic disease following occurrence of the initial mutation that will ultimately lead to clinically evident pancreatic cancer, given the relative short follow-up period (median follow-up of 3.5 years).

This part of the document goes on to indicate that the FDA is still concerned about pancreatic cancer being a possible side effect of Victoza:

In summary, taking into consideration the totality of information available, the additional information provided in LEADER does not appear to substantively alter the original FDA and EMA conclusions regarding the lack of sufficient information to conclusively determine whether long term exposure to GLP-RAs increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. Longer follow-up (e.g., 10 years) is recommended to further characterize the relationship between GLP-1 RAs [e.g., Victoza] and the development of pancreatic cancer.

We will continue to follow this pancreatic cancer safety issue for Victoza, watching for any actions taken by the FDA and other drug regulators as well as monitoring the relevant medical journals.

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