Invokana Lawsuit Attorneys
Could Your Type 2 Diabetes Medication Be Putting You in Danger? Speak With an Experienced Attorney at Grimes Teich Anderson Today.
The dangerous drug attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson and their national cocounsel are actively reviewing claims against the makers of Invokana, a potentially dangerous prescription drug intended to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Once praised by doctors and specialists as a revolutionary treatment for blood sugar management, Invokana was later discovered to possibly cause severe and potentially fatal side effects. This includes ketoacidosis, kidney failure, and bone health problems, which its manufacturer did not initially include on its warning labels.
Despite knowing of these risks, Invokana manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson, failed to inform consumers or perform adequate tests. Still, the company marketed and sold the drug to type 2 diabetes patients, subjecting them to potentially fatal health complications. Now, the manufacturer is facing 1,200 lawsuits, with 878 federal lawsuits filed in different federal and state courts from those harmed by the drug. As a result, if you have taken Invokana and suffered severe side effects that were not included on the warning label, you may be entitled to a significant settlement. Contact the Invokana lawsuit lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson today by calling our office toll-free at 800-533-6845 or submitting a form online for a free legal consultation.
What Is Invokana?
Invokana, also known by its generic name canagliflozin, is a drug that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to control blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. This drug functions by increasing the amount of glucose that exits the user’s body through urination. The user must take one tablet orally every morning or as prescribed while maintaining a proper diet and exercise to lower blood glucose levels.
The drug is also found to lower blood pressure, though it is not prescribed to patients for this purpose. Additionally, it is proven to help adults with diabetic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease by lowering the risk of end-stage kidney disease, heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular death.
Side effects disclosed by manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals include genital yeast infections, changes in urination, and urinary tract infections. However, patients have reported severe side effects that the drugmaker did not include on its warning label. The FDA knew of these risks during clinical trials but allowed the drug to be released on the condition that long-term testing would be conducted to determine its safety. The subsequent testing then proved insufficient, resulting in patients unexpectedly suffering severe side effects resulting in hospitalization and even death.
What Are The Risks of Taking Invokana?
Invokana can cause severe side effects that result in hospitalization, amputations, or death. These were not adequately disclosed to the public. If you’ve experienced the following symptoms, seek medical attention immediately and contact the defective drug attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson by calling 800-533-6845 or submitting a form online for a free legal consultation.
Side effects of Invokana include:
- Increased thirst
- Localized itching
- Skin rashes
- Weakness or fatigue
- Bone fragility
- Increased risk of leg and foot amputations
- Genital yeast infection
- Serious urinary tract infections
- Tenderness, redness, and swelling
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum
- Serious allergic reaction
- Broken bones
Can Invokana Cause Hyperkalemia?
Invokana use can lead to hyperkalemia, a potassium level in your blood that’s higher than usual. This is due to the drug interfering with potassium excretion, leading to an increased risk of hyperkalemia in patients with moderate renal impairment. Symptoms of hyperkalemia include heart palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, and vomiting. This potentially life-threatening condition can come on suddenly and require immediate medical care.
For more information about the health risks of Invokana, speak with your doctor. If you are suffering from hyperkalemia or any other side effects of Invokana, contact the Invokana lawsuit lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson right away for your best chance at maximum compensation for your experience.
Standing Up to Pharmaceutical Companies for Over 40 Years
Your type 2 diabetes medication should help you, not harm you. When the latter happens, you must take legal action as soon as possible for your best chance at compensation. If you’ve suffered severe side effects from Invokana, you could be entitled to a significant settlement that could cover your expenses now and in the future. The defective drug attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson and their national cocounsel have decades of experience handling lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies and will provide you with compassionate representation.
Contact us today by filling out and submitting a contact form below or calling our office toll-free at 800-533-6845 for a free legal consultation.