Invokana Lawsuit: What You Need to Know
The Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. is currently investigating and evaluating potential claims against Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Invokana. If you or a loved one were prescribed Invokana and suffered serious injuries as a result of taking the medication, you could be entitled to compensation. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that Invokana, a prescription medication for type-2 diabetes, has been linked to life-threatening side effects, including diabetic ketoacidosis, kidney failure, heart attack, and death. Give us a call today for a free consultation. 803.252.4800
Invokana Class Action
Johnson & Johnson introduced Invokana (canagliflozin) in 2013. Since Invokana was released, it has been extremely popular for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Although J&J did not publicly disclose the revenue generated by Invokana, it has been estimated that in their first year on the market they generated more than $100 million in sales.
Despite it’s popularity, many users claim that Johnson & Johnson withheld information regarding serious side effects. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it has received over 457 adverse events for Invokana within the first year the drug was available.
The most common issues with Invokana include:
- Kidney Failure
- Heart Attack
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis
- Weight Loss
- Kidney failure
- Kidney stones
- Urinary tract infections
- Hypersensitivity, and in some cases
FDA Issued Warning Regarding Diabetic Ketoacidosis.
In May 2015, the FDA issued a warning regarding the use of Invokana and the serious risks associated with the drug. One of the serious side effects is known as diabetic ketoacidosis. Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when a high level of blood acids, ketones, are produced in the body when the body can’t produce enough insulin. This condition can very well lead to a diabetic coma or brain swelling. The FDA Invokana warning pertained to how the medication may cause patients to experience high levels of acid to accumulate in the blood and lead to diabetic ketoacidosis.
At this time there has not been a voluntary or involuntary recall of Invokana related to the serious side effects. The FDA has issued a safety announcement to bring awareness to ketoacidosis and to let patients know they should pay close attention to any symptoms leading up to this condition.
The FDA urged patients to seek immediate medical attention if they experience:
- Difficulty Breathing
- Abdominal Pain
Call Today For Your Free Invokana Lawsuit Consultation
If you or a family member were hospitalized with ketoacidosis after being prescribed and using Invokana or another SGLT2 inhibitor, call the Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. today to schedule a free consultation. You focus on getting better and we’ll concentrate on your rights.