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I am suffering from pancreatitis after taking Januvia for diabetes. I am interested in joining a Januvia pancreatitis lawsuit, but I am worried about giving up my rights. How does a class action lawsuit affect my right to compensation?

It can be hard for one person to fight a large pharmaceutical company. Class action lawsuits allow individuals who have suffered dangerous drug side-effects to join together in their quest for accountability and compensation. This allows individuals to fight the large drug companies without out-of-pocket expenses. The individuals share legal resources and share the compensation.

When you join an Iowa pharmaceutical class action lawsuit, you give up your right to file an individual lawsuit against the drug company. There are advantages and disadvantages to this decision. You can learn more our recent article, “Iowa Pharmaceutical Class Action Lawsuits: The Pros and Cons.”

When you join a pharmaceutical class action lawsuit, you are bound by the judgment of the court. This means you can take no further action, even if you aren’t satisfied with the outcome.

While there are many advantages to joining a class action lawsuit, some victims of pharmaceutical injury decide that it is more beneficial to pursue a product liability lawsuit on their own. The best solution for you will depend on your unique situation and the extent of your injury.

If you have been injured by a dangerous drug, your first step is to contact a Cedar Rapids pharmaceutical injury lawyer. The attorney will help you decide on the best course of action for you. To schedule a free consultation, contact Hupy and Abraham at 888-807-2752.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham