Januvia Class Action Lawsuit Claims & Settlements

Breaking March 27, 2019 — With many Januvia lawsuits stacked up in federal court that were to be dismissed, a federal appeals court has overturned the December 2017 decision and remanded all cases back to U.S. District Judge Anthony Battaglia in the Southern District of California.  This means the court could start hearing pending cases by 2020.


Millions of people suffer from type 2 diabetes.  This is a condition that is dangerous for obvious reasons but it’s also one that can be managed with medication, a healthy diet and a program of exercise and active living that is supervised by a doctor.  The majority of people who have type 2 diabetes live relatively normal lives as long as they continue to take their treatment needs seriously.  The advancement of medications that have hit the market in recent years has only made this process easier.  All people needed to do was make sure to take the pills that were prescribed for them and much of the risk that was related to type 2 diabetes was in essence automatically managed.

Unfortunately, some of these type 2 diabetes medications encountered problems as people continued to use them.  One of those medications is known as Januvia, which is manufactured by the pharmaceutical giant known as Merck & Co.  Januvia was originally introduced to the American market when it obtained FDA approval in 2006, and it quickly took hold around the country.  However, people eventually began to report alleged Januvia side effects that included extremely dangerous conditions such as pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer.

As a result, Januvia side effects lawsuits began to be filed, as all of these conditions are extremely dangerous and people can lose their lives if they are allowed to progress without being detected.  Examples of symptoms associated with pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer include:

  • Dark-colored urine
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Jaundice
  • Diarrhea
  • Back pain

Examples of symptoms associated with thyroid cancer include:

  • Lumps or swelling in the neck
  • Neck pain
  • Ear pain
  • Problems swallowing
  • Problems breathing comfortably
  • A frequent and persistent cough

To make matters worse, there have been people diagnosed with thyroid cancer who did not experience any outward symptoms until the condition had progressed to a very advanced stage.

If you have used Januvia to help manage your type 2 diabetes and you have experienced any of these symptoms, you need to seek an immediate medical evaluation.  If it turns out that you have contracted one of these conditions and it’s possible that it was because of using Januvia, then you need to take other steps as well to make sure that your legal rights and interests are properly protected.  What you should generally not do is attempt to handle all of this alone, as that will simply lower the chance that you will achieve positive outcomes.

National Injury Help, has been representing people who have been harmed by defective medications across the United States for decades.  The Januvia side effects lawyers at the firm are offering people who may have been harmed by this product a free initial consultation so that they can learn more about their legal rights and options, as people who have been forced into this position need to proceed with a foundation of knowledge.  The firm has a long history of successfully standing up for the rights of injured consumers against large corporations, so contact them today to get the process of protecting yourself and your family started.

Questions & Answers About Januvia

What is Januvia used for?

Januvia is prescribed for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. It helps to lower blood sugar by helping the body to increase insulin to stabilize blood sugar and decrease sugars that are made in the liver. 

What are the side effects of taking Januvia?

There are several side effects from taking Januvia, including: 

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Swelling of hands or legs
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Elevated liver enzymes
  • Abdominal pain

Is Januvia linked to pancreatitis?

The most serious side effect associated with Januvia is pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that can cause the body’s digestive enzymes to attack the pancreas. In severe cases, the disease can lead to tissue damage, infection, cyst formation, and bleeding. 

Some symptoms of pancreatitis are:

  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Rapid heartbeat

Cases associated with Januiva are acute, and brief. In UCLA, a clinical study discovered that taking Januvia increases the risk of pancreatitis six-fold, and that cases usually develop in less than two months. 

Is Januvia linked to pancreatic cancer?

Januvia is also linked to pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer tumors can grow without symptoms and sometimes aren’t detected until the cancer gets more serious. According to a study done at UCLA, patients taking Januiva have more than double the risk of developing pancreatic cancer. The longer a patient has been taking the drug, the higher the risk of cancer.


Januvia class action lawsuit claims and settlements page updated March 27, 2019