Invokana and Type II Diabetes
Janssen Pharmaceuticals developed and manufactured Invokana. The prescription drug gained approval in 2013 from the Food and Drug Administration as a medication for the treatment of Type II adult diabetes. The company advertised the drug as an effective means of treatment, along with exercise and a healthy diet.
However, some patients have reported problems with Invokana. Class action lawsuits have been filed claiming that the drug’s manufacturers knew about certain risks associated with the drug but did not warn the public nor health care professionals. Some of the claims of adverse events include an increased risk for serious medical conditions, including heart attack, kidney failure, and ketoacidosis.
If you or your loved has suffered an adverse event or negative side effect from taking Invokana, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and other damages. Contact the Invokana lawsuit attorneys at The Fox Law Firm for a free consultation. A skilled dangerous drug attorney will review your symptoms and medical history to determine if you have a legal cause of action against the drug manufacturer or other party.
What is Type II Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic health condition in which a person’s blood contains elevated levels of glucose (sugar). Type II diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. The disease is the result of a person’s cells being unable to absorb insulin from the bloodstream. The condition is referred to as insulin resistance. When there is too much sugar in the blood street, a person becomes hyperglycemic and begins to develop symptoms of diabetes.
Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes include:
- Blurred vision
- Increased thirst
- Infections of the kidneys, bladder, skin, or other body part that heal slowly and develop more frequently
- Increased urination
If not treated, diabetes can lead to severe health problems and life-threatening health conditions. A doctor should perform a comprehensive exam and test to determine the level of blood sugar before developing a treatment plan. Tests used to diagnose diabetes include hemoglobin A1c test, fasting blood glucose test, and oral glucose tolerance test. Persons who are overweight may have a higher risk for developing diabetes.
Lawsuits Involving Invokana
Class action lawsuits are pending against the manufacturer of Invokana alleging negligence and other causes of action for failure to warn patients of the potential risks associated with taking Invokana. Some of the side effects reported with prolonged use of Invokana include:
- Bone fractures
- Kidney damage
- Heart attacks
- Metabolic acidosis
- Toe amputations
- Urinary tract infections
Patients who have been injured after taking Invokana are seeking compensation from the pharmaceutical company responsible for the drug. If you have been injured, you may be entitled to recover compensation for damages including:
- Expenses related to medical care
- Loss of income
- Emotional distress, physical pain, and mental anguish
- Future damages, including loss of earning capacity
If you have suffered side effects after taking Invokana, you need a skilled Invokana lawsuit attorney to review your case.
Get Help from a Nationwide Law Firm for Invokana Claims
The pharmaceutical lawyers of The Fox Law Firm, P.C. are accepting Invokana cases. We represent clients throughout the United States from our firm in Dallas, TX. For your free consultation, call 1-866-FOX-FIRM or 1-866-369-3476. We want to help you seek the compensation you deserve after being injured by a dangerous drug.