Attorneys across the country are speaking with Invokana users and their loved ones to determine whether lawsuits can be filed against the drug’s maker, Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Reports have surfaced that the type 2 diabetes drug can lead to ketoacidosis, a serious condition that causes the body to produce too much acid in the blood. One study required by the FDA also found that Invokana users had a 690% greater risk of suffering cardiovascular damage.
If you or a loved one suffered any of the following side effects after taking Invokana, you may be able to sue the manufacturer for medical bills and other expenses:
To learn more about filing a lawsuit, contact us today. An attorney may then reach out to you to find out more about your situation and to answer any questions you have about taking legal action. There’s no cost, and you’re not obligated to file a lawsuit after speaking with an attorney.
Attorneys believe there is a problem with Invokana’s design. Allegedly, Invokana puts too much pressure on the kidneys – pressure that the body can’t handle. This, in turn, may lead to kidney failure, cardiovascular failure, diabetic ketoacidosis and stroke. The attorneys believe that Janssen Pharmaceuticals didn’t do enough to warn patients and doctors about these risks.
In May 2015, the FDA released a warning that said certain Type 2 diabetes medications belonging to a class of drugs known as SGLT2 inhibitors could cause ketoacidosis. These drugs include:
Ketoacidosis develops when too much acid builds up in the blood and can result in extended hospitalization, diabetic coma or even death.
In its warning, the FDA said that between March 2013 and June 2014 it received at least 20 reports of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), ketoacidosis or ketosis in patients taking SGLT2 inhibitors. The agency reported that all of these patients required hospitalization or emergency room visits. Since then, the agency has continued to receive reports of DKA and ketoacidosis in patients taking these medications.
A lawsuit can help Invokana patients and their loved ones recover compensation for:
A lawsuit can also help hold Janssen Pharmaceuticals accountable for releasing a potentially dangerous drug into the marketplace.
If you’d like to learn more about filing a lawsuit, contact ClassAction.org today. After contacting us, an attorney may reach out to you via phone or e-mail to learn more about the problems you had with Invokana. There is no cost or obligation in contacting us or talking to a lawyer.
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