The Dangers of Invokana Diabetic Medication
Over 20 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Most of those diagnosed have type 2 diabetes. Since 2013, many of those with type 2 diabetes have used the medication Invokana to help them manage their diabetes only to have it cause greater complications.
If you have taken Invokana and suffered harm, you could be eligible for compensation.
Diabetes and Invokana
Diabetes occurs when the body does not produce or use insulin correctly. Insulin is a hormone produced by the body to help cells absorb blood glucose (sugar). Blood glucose comes from food and is the energy source for cells. If the cells cannot absorb enough blood glucose, then it builds up within the body and can lead to severe complications and damage. There is no cure for diabetes. But, it can be controlled by a combination of diet, exercise, and medication (oral and injection).
In 2013, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. released the drug Invokana followed a year later by the release of Invokamet, which is a combination of the medications Invokana and metformin. The purpose of these drugs is to lower blood glucose levels by triggering the release of excess glucose through urine. The new medications worked well for their intended purpose. But, it was soon discovered they could cause other health complications.
Invokana Side Effects & Complications
Since 2015, the FDA has issued several warnings about Invokana potentially increasing the risk of the following in diabetic patients:
- Urinary tract infections
- Bone fractures
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Metabolic acidosis
- Urosepsis (blood infection)
- Pyelonephritis (kidney infection)
- Heart attack
- Kidney failure
- Leg and foot amputations
These complications have required hospitalizations, complicated surgeries, and long-term medical care.
Compensation for Invokana Injuries
Invokana lawsuits claim the manufacturer did not properly test the medicine. Also, once they knew of the increased risks of injuries, they tried to conceal the dangers from the government, doctors, and patients. If true, their negligence makes them liable to compensate those who were harmed by the drug.
Compensation for an Invokana claim could include:
- All Medical Costs (past, present, and future)
- Loss of Wages (past, current and projected)
- Physical Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Trauma
Getting Help with Your Invokana Injury Claim
Have you suffered complications from taking Invokana? You could receive compensation from the product manufacturer.
But, an Invokana compensation claim could be difficult. You will have to prove how Invokana caused you harm and how the manufacturer was negligent. The pharmaceutical company will do everything they can to prove you are wrong. You need experienced help to win your claim.
Brock & Stout’s experienced attorneys will fight for your rights. Contact us for a free evaluation of your claim to see if we can help you. Let our family and your family.