Have you developed any complications as a result of taking Invokana®, such as a cerebral edema, a heart attack, or serious kidney problems? If you were prescribed this medication for your Type 2 diabetes and developed any of these issues, you may qualify for compensation. You have rights and deserve to be compensated for the harm caused to you
Serious illness and death can result from complications associated with Invokana®, a popular treatment for Type 2 diabetes. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Safety Communication issued in 2015, taking this drug may lead to ketoacidosis, a dangerous condition in which the body produces high levels of blood acids. Ketoacidosis can result in more serious complications, such as the swelling of the brain, kidney failure, or a fatal cardiac incident.
Emergency room doctors who are dealing with a critical emergency such as a heart attack or a life threatening brain injury may not immediately focus on the indirect cause of the medical emergency – they are there to treat the problem, not research its cause.
However, if you or a loved one has Type 2 diabetes and took Invokana® as a treatment, you should know that ketoacidosis is not very common in Type 2 diabetes patients. You may want to find out if your complications were caused by the medication.
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. as of 2010, and unfortunately, death rates for those who have diabetes are high and may be underreported. In fact, the ADA notes, “Studies have found that only about 35 percent to 40 percent of people with diabetes who died had diabetes listed anywhere on the death certificate and about 10 percent to 15 percent had it listed as the underlying cause of death.”
Because of the serious side effects, the makers of Invokana® were forced by the FDA to add drug safety warnings to their drug labels and a series of lawsuits were filed against Invokana’s® manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see a doctor immediately for medical treatment. If you need help locating a doctor, call Avram Blair & Associates P.C. at (800) 428-2603. We can also help you determine if you have a case to file suit and recover compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered as a result of taking Invokana®.