Synjardy Injury Lawyers
Have you or a loved one suffered an injury due to taking the diabetes medication Synjardy? If so you may be entitled to benefits as well as monetary compensation. Speaking with, and ultimately retaining, a skilled Synjardy injury attorney is a wise move.
Please contact our Los Angeles Synjardy injury lawyers here for a free consultation. They handle Synjardy cases, which are mass tort claims, on a contingency fee basis which means they charge no legal fees of any kind unless they win for you.
What is Synjardy?
Synjardy, a drug manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in early 2015, is a prescription medicine that contains 2 diabetes medicines: empagliflozin and metformin. Synjardy is used to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Empagliflozin, sold under the brand name of Jardiance, lowers blood sugar levels by increasing the amount of glucose excreted in the urine. Metformin decreases the amount of sugar absorbed from food. This decreases the amount of glucose released by the liver.
Common side effects of Synjardy include the following:
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Kidney infections and failure
- Urinary tract infections
Synjardy carries an increased risk for developing a condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). This condition causes ketones in the blood to rise to dangerous acidic levels. The condition can lead to brain swelling, coma and death. DKA develops when the body lacks insulin to use glucose from food as a source of energy. The body instead breaks down fat that releases fatty acids into the bloodstream. Fatty acids are converted into ketones.
In December 2015, the FDA added warnings to the Synjardy label highlighting the risk of developing too much acid in the blood and severe urinary tract infections. This was in response to receiving several reports of patients suffering from ketoacidosis after taking Synjardy. In addition, the FDA has issued warnings regarding the development of kidney failure as a result of pyelonephritis arising from kidney infections that began as urinary tract infections.
Contact your doctor immediately if you develop the following symptoms after taking Synjardy:
- Abdominal pain
- Excessive thirst
- Frequent urination
Frequent urination can cause a urinary tract infection to develop. Increased UTIs can result in bacteria from the bladder traveling up the ureter to the kidneys. Bacteria in the kidneys can cause a severe infection known as pyelonephritis. This condition causes kidney scarring and renal function impairment. Severe kidney damage can result in the need of a kidney transplant.
Attorneys Handling Synjardy Lawsuits
Depending on the extent of the injuries you suffered after taking Synjardy, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our San Diego Synjardy injury lawyers today to find out whether you may be eligible to receive any of the following type of compensation for your injury:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages
Several people who have developed ketoacidosis after taking Synjardy have filed lawsuits. A Multi-District Litigation (MDL) certification may occur to centralize Synjardy lawsuits. Our Dallas Texas Synjardy lawyers are filing individual lawsuits involving people who were injured by severe side effects such as the ones mentioned above.
Drug manufactures have a legal duty to inform consumers about side effects that may occur when consuming their products. If Boehringer Ingelheim fails to provide consumers with sufficient information, the company can be sued for damages. Do not delay in obtaining legal advice. Contact our Miami Florida Synjardy injury lawyers to find out if you have a valid claim. You may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost wages.
No matter what state you were injured in our team of Chicago, Illinois Synjardy 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.