Januvia & Janumet Pancreatic Cancer

New York City Personal Injury & Drug Lawyers

Januvia is a type 2 diabetes drug, also available in a combination pill known as Janumet containing the drug Metformin, and is linked to a significant increase of pancreatic cancer and other abnormalities. Our firm privately consults with a pancreatic cancer surgeon to determine the exact type of pancreatic cancer afflicting our clients and how it fits the Januvia/Janumet scenario.

At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, our New York product liability attorneys have extensive experience handling cases involving dangerous drugs involving personal injury and wrongful death. All suits for clients are filed individually and litigated in courts which are strategically advantageous for a client's individual claims.

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Pancreatic Cancer

Studies have shown that certain types of incretin mimetic diabetes drugs, including Januvia/ Janumet, can increase the risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. These drugs increase insulin secretion and decreasing blood sugar levels and may cause severe and deadly side effects, including acute pancreatitis. Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of the pancreas and is often difficult to identify.

Cancerous cells spread quickly and are hardly ever detected in their early stage which is why it is a major contributor to cancer. We believe the evidence will show that premarket animal studies, which were not made public, showed this potential problem.

The symptoms of Januvia/Janumet can include:

  • Upper Abdominal pain
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes)
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhea, indigestion
  • Weight loss, muscle atrophy
  • Abdominal swelling or tenderness
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Headache
  • Stomach upset and diarrhea

These Januvia pancreatic cancer symptoms can also be signs of other serious medical conditions, and should be evaluated by a doctor.


Plaintiffs accuse the manufacturers of designing defective drugs, failure to warn, and breach of warranty, negligent misrepresentation, and fraudulent concealment. Lawsuits for defective drug injuries can be very complex as defective products cause life-changing, even fatal injuries to innocent individuals every year. In fact, studies show a significant increase in cancer cases due to the use of these drugs.

If you or someone you love has suffered due to this type of negligence, it is important to speak to an experienced lawyer who can help you file a claim to:

  • Seek compensation for injuries, medical expenses, pain, and suffering and other economic damages, as well as punitive damages you need to make it through this difficult time.
  • Make sure others are protected from these destructive practices

At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, our ultimate goal is to help clients obtain monetary compensation for the financial hardships they face. Our New York defective drug lawyers litigate cases from start to finish, and we do not involve other firms.

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