Hughes & Coleman Investigates Lawsuits For Diabetes Medicine Invokana®
Invokana® is a specialized Type II diabetes medication that works by stopping glucose from being reabsorbed into the blood stream.
This prescription medication can lead to ketoacidosis, a serious condition that can lead to hospitalization, dehydration, UTIs (urinary tract infections), cardiovascular disease, kidney injuries, swelling of the brain, and even death.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of taking Invokana®, contact our team of personal injury attorneys now for your FREE case evaluation.
THE FDA APPROVED THIS PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION
Invokana® is a newer medicine on the market. In fact, in 2013, the FDA approved this medication.
In mid-2015, the FDA quickly made an announcement to medical professionals and consumers that Invokana® may lead to a condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis. When this condition is left untreated, it can be fatal to patients.
At the end of 2015, FDA moved to require that the manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, add a warning label to Invokana® that stated that there was an increased risk of urinary tract infections and ketoacidosis.
In addition, a new study in 2016 showed that patients who take Invokana® may have a doubled risk of foot and leg amputations. The clinical trial revealed that 7 out of every 1,000 patients who took 100 milligrams of Invokana® a day needed to receive an amputation.
With the prescription still on the market, it is important that patients pay close attention to any symptoms they may experience while taking this medication.
Some of the symptoms and side effects to look out for include:
- Increased heart rate
- Chest pain
- Changes in urination
- Sleepiness or fatigue
- Difficulty breathing
- Weakness in your body
- Nausea or vomiting
- Severe abdominal pain
All patients who are taking Invokana® need to watch for signs of heart or kidney problems and should work closely with their doctor to properly monitor any issues that may arise.
FAILURE TO WARN PATIENTS AND MEDICAL PROVIDERS
Patients who took Invokana® prior to the FDA announcement regarding the risks associated with this prescription medication may have suffered harm due to no fault of their own.
If the proper warning for side effects and risks was released, patients may have chosen alternative treatments before selecting Invokana®.
If you would like to discuss your options for filing an Invokana® claim, contact Hughes & Coleman now for a FREE case evaluation.
OUR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS WILL FIGHT FOR YOU
If you think that you may have an Invokana® lawsuit in Tennessee or Kentucky, contact the team at Hughes & Coleman today. We will take the time to sit down with you and review your case and all paperwork associated with your medical records.
It is important that you do not wait to file your claim. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills. Our team of lawyers will help you recover any compensation that you may be eligible to receive.
If you or someone you love has been injured or developed a serious medical condition due to taking Invokana®, contact Hughes & Coleman now! We offer FREE case evaluations and are available 24/7 to help you.
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