How to Ensure That You Receive Full Compensation for Your Xigduo XR Amputation Case
The experienced drug product attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP are currently investigating claims related to Xigduo XR and amputation injuries. If you took Xigduo XR and required operations to amputate your toes, feet, or legs, contact our offices today to speak to a compassionate lawyer about the possibility of filing a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer.
Xigduo XR Linked to Leg, Foot and Toe Amputations
Xigduo XR (dapagliflozin and metformin extended-release) is a type 2 diabetes medication manufactured by AstraZeneca. It is part of a class of drugs known as SGLT2 inhibitors that help diabetic patients expel more glucose from their bodies to control their blood sugar. Recent studies, however, show that Xigduo XR can lead to severe complications, including a high risk for amputations of the toes, feet, and legs.
Parker Waichman LLP is investigating claims on behalf of amputation victims and their families that allege AstraZeneca placed the public at risk by:
- Defectively designing Xigduo XR;
- Defectively manufacturing Xigduo XR;
- Failing to warn doctors and patients about the increased risk for amputations while taking Xigduo XR;
- Mispresenting the effectiveness of Xigduo XR;
- Concealing important information about amputation risks associated with Xigduo XR;
- Selling Xigduo XR in an unreasonably dangerous condition.
Our firm is fighting to hold AstraZeneca accountable by exposing the dangers of Xigduo XR and seeking fair compensation for people gravely injured by the drug.
The FDA has taken action to require the strongest possible warning (known as a “black box” warning) on at least one SGLT2 inhibitor regarding the risk of amputations, and the European Medical Agency (EMA) has required an amputation warning for Xigduo XR. Taking SGLT2 inhibitors, including Xigduo XR, can increase the risk of amputation of toes, feet, or legs by up to 50 percent.
Parker Waichman LLP currently represents numerous men and women who have undergone painful and life-altering amputations, and our firm can begin reviewing your claim today.
How Can an Attorney Help Me?
In a complex product liability litigation like Xigduo XR, in which you are pursuing a lawsuit against a major pharmaceutical corporation like AstraZeneca, you need a knowledgeable attorney to represent you. This type of lawsuit is not one you want to try to navigate alone or with a lawyer who does not have experience in mass tort litigation.
An experienced lawyer will prepare your case by creating summaries, ordering pharmacy and medical records, hiring experts, determining appropriate venue and filing deadlines, and drafting a thorough petition that conforms to the pertinent court’s rules. Your petition should allege every possible type of recovery, including the following damages:
- Medical expenses (past treatment and anticipated future treatment for your Xigduo XR injuries)
- Lost wages (past and future anticipated)
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium (damages related to your relationship with your spouse)
- Punitive damages
Building a successful drug product case takes time and hard work, and it is vital that you hire a qualified attorney to guide you through the process.
How Do I Find the Right Attorney?
You have the choice of many attorneys for your Xigduo XR case, and you need to be sure you hire someone who is experienced and prepared to handle a complicated drug product case like this. Before you commit to a certain firm, you should speak to an attorney at the firm about some of the firm’s qualifications. It will be helpful to ask the following questions:
- Are you working on any other Xigduo XR cases or SGLT2 inhibitor cases?
- How much experience do you have with mass tort litigation?
- Do you take out-of-state cases?
- Do you have a retainer fee?
- Do you use contingency fee contracts?
- What percentage of your practice is devoted to product liability litigation?
- How many drug product cases have you litigated in the last five years?
You can use these questions to gain an understanding of whether this firm has the skillset and resources to manage your case effectively. If you have a sense that the firm has little experience in drug product cases or mass tort litigation, it is important that you give serious thought to whether you want to hire that firm. You have already been through enough, and you deserve to feel confident about your legal representation. Do not hire a firm you think will leave you worried about the success of your case.
Parker Waichman LLP: Skilled Xigduo XR Amputation Lawyers
Parker Waichman LLP is already litigating SGLT2 inhibitor cases and representing people injured by Xigduo XR. Our attorneys have extensive experience in drug product litigation and mass tort cases, and we have secured more than $2 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We represent people with compassion, integrity, and decades of knowledge gained by holding the pharmaceutical industry accountable for its wrongdoings. Our clients choose Parker Waichman LLP because we are committed to helping people achieve justice.
No Fee Unless You Receive Compensation
In addition, we only contract Xigduo XR cases using contingency fees. This means our own recovery is dependent on yours. If you do not receive a payment for your injuries, we will not receive a payment for our services. We believe in your case and in our ability to achieve a successful result for you and your family. Contact Parker Waichman LLP today to learn more about our contingency contracts and free case consultations.
Free Case Review
Our law firm is currently offering case consultations at absolutely no cost to potential Xigduo XR clients. These consultations are no-obligation and pressure-free. You do not need to sign anything the same day, and if you need to talk to your family or would like additional time to think about your case, we absolutely want you to do so. We want you to feel as comfortable with the process as possible, and we strongly oppose the use of high-pressure tactics to sign clients.
If you underwent amputation of your toes, feet, or legs after taking Xigduo XR for type 2 diabetes, contact our offices by calling 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) or by filling out our online form.
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