Invokana lawsuit settlement
Invokana Lawsuit Settlement. Invokana injury and serious side effect lawsuits are now pending trial dates in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in New Jersey federal court. Invokana Injury side effects lawsuits on the rise, as the number of patients afflicted with diabetes, continues to increase in the United States. And so do the risks of serious Invokana Injury side effects from the popular diabetic medication.
Actos, another controversial diabetes drug that was linked to bladder cancer, settled the cancer injury lawsuits for $2.4 billion settlement in 2015.
Invokana lawsuit settlement
Diabetic patients who have developed diabetic ketoacidosis, leg or foot amputations, kidney damage, or other injuries caused by side effects of Invokana, Farxiga or similar diabetes drugs may be entitled to financial compensation as a result the drug makers’ failure to adequately warn patients and the doctors about the risks associated with these newer medications.
In order to qualify for possible Invokana settlement, you must have taken the medication and developed one of the side effects listed above. If you have been injured by Invokana, time of the essence for you to file a claim. Waiting too long after the injury may cause you to be time-barred because of Statute of Limitations which reduces the time that a plaintiff can bring a personal injury and product liability claim. This time period varies among the states.
What is Invokana?
Invokana (canagliflozin) was approved for sale in March 2013, as the first member of a new class of diabetes drugs, known as sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors.
Similar SGLT2 drugs include Invokamet, Jardiance, Farxiga, Xigduo, and Invokana has the largest market share.
What is the problem with Invokana?
Johnson & Johnson and it’s Janssen subsidiary are facing allegations that the companies failed to adequately research the potential side effects of Invokana, and failed to warn about severe side effects from its blockbuster line of new diabetic drugs.
Specifically, the Invokana lawsuits claim the manufacturers of Invokana failed to warn patients and physicians of the increased risks of amputations, kidney failure, and ketoacidosis.
More than 1,000 Invokana injury lawsuits are filed in the MDL set up for patients who have been victimized by lower limb amputations, diabetic ketoacidosis, kidney failure and other catastrophic injuries after use of the black boxed diabetes drug.
Invokana Injuries and Side Effects
Medical studies have found that diabetic patients taking Invokana are twice as likely to develop a leg or foot amputation as those not taking Invokana. The peripheral vascular disease leads to toe amputations and amputations involving the middle of the foot. We have several clients who have had below-knee amputations, several with toe removals and mid-forefoot amputations.
Kidney failure occurs when a patient's kidneys stop working without the use of dialysis machine or a kidney transplant. Kidneys are critical to normal human functions including the removal of waste products from the blood, and control blood pressure, electrolyte balance, and blood cell production. When the kidneys stop working this is catastrophic. Toxic waste products, fluids, and electrolyte chemicals accumulate and can cause fatigue, shortness of breath, tiredness, confusion, heart problems and ultimately cause sudden death.
Invokana use has been linked to acute and chronic kidney failure severe enough to require dialysis for treatment.
Ketoacidosis is a medical condition where high levels of ketones are produced in the body. Ketoacidosis can result in diabetic coma, extended hospitalization, and in severe cases death. Ketoacidosis develops when insufficient levels of insulin are produced within the body. Without adequate insulin, the body breaks down fat as an alternative source of energy, which causes a buildup of toxic acids in the bloodstream called ketones.
Invokana use has been linked to ketoacidosis severe enough to require hospitalization and in some cases caused death.
FDA Warnings over Invokana Side Effects
Since Invokana’s release, there have been many reports of catastrophic health complications from patients taking the type 2 diabetic medication. The FDA has ordered many warning label updates over the past several years.
In December 2015, the FDA ordered Johnson & Johnson to add new diabetic ketoacidosis warnings to Invokana, finding that the drug increases the risk of this dangerous medical condition.
In June 2016, the FDA ordered new label warnings about Invokana and kidney risks, finding that the drug increases the risk of acute kidney failure.
In May 2017, the FDA ordered new label warnings about Invokana and the increased risk of leg and foot amputations.
If you or someone you know developed Invokana Ketoacidosis, leg, foot, toes amputations or kidney failure by taking Invokana for the treatment of their type 2 diabetes, please call us for further information at 888-210-9693. Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm based in Dallas, Texas is investigating Invokana Wrongful death, Invokana Ketoacidosis, leg amputations, and kidney failure cases nationwide from folks taking Invokana for the treatment of their type 2 diabetes.