Invokana Injury Lawyers
Have you suffered an injury such as Diabetic Ketoacidosis or kidney failure due to the Type 2 Diabetes medication Invokana? Have these injuries resulted in serious and long term health and medical issues? Have you been forced to miss time at work? Are you now facing financial instability due to not being able to work? Is physical pain and emotional suffering now a part of your everyday life since taking Invokana? If so, you may be entitled to medical benefits and financial compensation. Having our experienced Invokana injury lawyers on your side will ensure that you get the benefits and financial compensation you deserve.
Please contact our team of Invokana injury lawyers to discuss your case. They offer free consultations and charge no fees if they do not recover on your behalf.
What is Invokana?
Invokana (canagliflozin), manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a diabetic medication used to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can lead to serious health conditions if left untreated. Such conditions include a diabetic developing heart and blood vessel disease, nerve damage, kidney failure, glaucoma, hearing impairment and limb amputation.
Invokana inhibits sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2), which is a carrier that aids in the reabsorption of glucose into the bloodstream through the kidneys. Excess glucose is flushed out of the body by urination.
Invokana side effects include the following conditions:
- Difficulty urinating
- Vaginal yeast infection
- Bodily sores, ulcers or infections
- Kidney complications
The most serious side effects of Invokana include heart failure, kidney damage, and ketoacidosis. If you experience any of the above symptoms, contact your doctor for medical treatment. Do not stop taking your medication without first obtaining medical advice. Though several patients may have been helped by taking Invokana, the drug has led to an increased risk of patients suffering from serious side effects such as heart attack, severe urinary tract infection, or kidney failure.
Invokana Linked to Diabetic Ketoacidosis
The Food and Drug Administration approved Invokana in March 2013. In May 2015, the FDA issued a warning about patients taking Invokana potentially developing an increased risk of suffering from ketoacidosis. In December 2015, the FDA required the manufacturer to add safety warnings to the drug to highlight the risk of patients developing ketoacidosis and a urinary tract infection.
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious condition that can lead to diabetic coma. DKA occurs when a patient’s cells do not get the glucose it needs for energy. The body burns fat for energy which produces ketones. When ketones build up in the blood, it makes blood more acidic. A high amount of acidic blood in the body can result in developing DKA. Common symptoms of DKA include the following:
- Severe thirst
- Frequent urination
- High blood glucose
- Nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty breathing
- Urinary tract infection
DKA is a dangerous condition. Contact your doctor right away if you experience any of the above symptoms.
Mass Tort Attorneys Handling Invokana Lawsuits
Lawsuits involving Invokana allege that Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to warn patients and physicians of the increased risk of developing kidney failure, heart failure, and ketoacidosis. Plaintiffs argue that had Janssen Pharmaceuticals adequately warned patients and physicians; they would have likely been prescribed an alternative medication than Invokana.
To date, Invokana lawsuits are not involved in a class action. Our Invokana injury lawyers are currently reviewing and filing claims for individual patients and family members. Depending on how many claims are filed across the U.S., a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) proceeding may arise.
Patients who have been injured after taking Invokana may be eligible for compensation related to medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Also, a patient may be entitled to punitive damages. Contact our law office for a consultation. We can provide you with legal guidance and advice on how to proceed in filing a lawsuit for damages.
No matter what state you were injured in our team of Invokana mass tort lawyers and wrongful death attorneys can help as they serve all 50 states and Washington D.C. including: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin.