Metformin Lawsuits and Settlements

What is Metformin?

Metformin is the most popular type 2 diabetes oral medication in the world. Also used to treat polycystic ovary syndrome, metformin is a first line treatment for type 2 diabetes. In diabetics, metformin basically works by decreasing glucose production in the liver. Metformin is regularly used by type 2 diabetes patients from diagnosis throughout their entire lifetime.

Metformin was introduced in Europe several decades ago and has been sold under various trade names, including Glucophage and Fortamet. Currently, generic versions of metformin are widely manufactured and distributed in the United States by overseas pharmaceutical companies.

In early 2020, an independent laboratory informed the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) that testing showed certain forms of metformin, particularly extended release metformin, made by generic manufacturers contain dangerous impurities such as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), and N-Dimethylformamide (DMF). It is believed that these impurities may have the potential to cause cancer and/or serious liver damage, prompting ongoing widespread recalls published by the FDA.

This story may sound familiar, as recent testing has shown dangerous levels of similar compounds in Valsartan and Zantac. Recalls of those tainted drugs have spawned nationwide lawsuits on behalf of those injured by the probable human carcinogens found by independent testing and the FDA.

Do I Have a Metformin Claim?

Not all metformin is tainted or contaminated, but the FDA list of recalls is growing. If you or a loved one was taking extended release (ER) metformin from the list of potentially tainted lots and have suffered one or more of the following injuries or side-effects, you may be entitled to compensation.

  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Damage
  • Gastric Cancer

If you fit into this category, you should contact an experienced metformin attorney immediately. However, as always, pay close attention to the FDA’s recommendations:

Patients taking recalled ER metformin should continue taking it until a doctor or pharmacist gives them a replacement or a different treatment option. It could be dangerous for patients with type 2 diabetes to stop taking their metformin without first talking to their health care professional. FDA recommends that health care professionals continue to prescribe metformin when clinically appropriate. The agency’s testing has not shown NDMA in immediate release (IR) metformin products (the most commonly prescribed type of metformin).

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Have Metformin Recall Lawsuits Been Filed?

Claims against numerous entities involved in the manufacturing processes that yielded allegedly tainted metformin are currently being investigated. The entities specifically identified by the FDA as involved in the recalls currently include Amneal, Apotex, Avkare, Bayshore Pharmaceuticals, Granules Pharmaceuticals, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Marksans, PD-Rx Pharmaceuticals, Preferred Pharmaceuticals, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Teva (Actavis), and the Harvard Drug Group.

Such claims may eventually include lawsuits brought by individuals and/or classes of plaintiffs based upon: economic damages from purchasing the recalled drugs; personal injury damages from cancer or severe liver damage caused by the recalled contaminated drugs; and economic damages from insurers and other third-parties that paid for the recalled drugs. These nationwide claims could be consolidated into a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL).

Our metformin lawyers are experienced in similar MDL litigation cases and in negotiating with pharmaceutical settlement representatives. Contact us, free of charge, if you have any questions.

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Are You Impacted by Potential Metformin Settlements? You May Be Entitled to Compensation.

roundup lawsuit attorneys settlement claims If you or a loved one have taken metformin and suffered an injury, it is strongly recommended that you seek counsel with our metformin attorneys, who are experienced in similar claims and injuries.

Stark & Stark attorneys are actively investigating metformin claims against drug makers on behalf of patients injured by these potentially defective drugs.

There have been widespread recalls of numerous lots allegedly contaminated and dangerous metformin. If you believe you have taken metformin from recalled lots and suffered with digestive tract cancer or severe liver damage, the metformin attorneys at Stark & Stark can help you assess your potential claims.

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Contact our Metformin Lawyers to Assess Your Potential Claims.

Stark & Stark is committed to holding drug and medical device manufacturers liable when their products improperly endanger the public. If you or a member of your family has suffered injuries from taking tainted metformin, you may be entitled to compensation.

Please contact Stark & Stark to speak with one of the metformin attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you may have and to help you understand the metformin settlement and lawsuit process. We specialize in metformin claims, allow us to help you today.

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We are not a marketing group. Stark & Stark is a law firm comprised of experienced trial lawyers. Stark & Stark is a national law firm pursuing thousands of cases throughout the country. We have been in business for over 80 years and have over 100 attorneys in offices located throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.

Our metformin drug claims lawyers are experienced in mass torts MDL litigation cases and in negotiating with medical device and pharmaceutical settlement representatives. Let us help you.

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