Invokana is generally prescribed for treatment of patients with diabetes Type 2. It is not to be given to patients with diabetes type 1 or for treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis. It works by activating the kidneys to release surplus blood glucose in the urine.
A number of cases and serious side effects have been reported to the manufacturers of new diabetes drug Invokana (canagliflozin), The cases include reports of users who have experienced heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and Diabetic Ketoacidosis.The drug label did not precisely address the risk of kidney failure or mentions any of kidney problems which are linked with Invokana. The number of lawsuits has been increasing and have also been filed by people who suffered kidney related problems from Invokana. They say that the manufacturer Jassen should have projected the possibility of risk, but instead they only cautioned that kidney problems could be a possible side effect.
The agency received 73 reports of this side effect in patients on Invokana. In September 2015, the FDA required Janssen to add cautions about side effects can occur after taking Invokana for less than three months.
Invokana lawsuits are being filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson &Johnson subsidiary, claiming that patients suffered severe side effects by the use of Invokana.
Individuals who have suffered any of the below listed complications might be eligible for financial compensation from Invokana –
- Kidney Disease
- Heart Attack
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis
- Broken Bone
- Wrongful Death
- Hospitalization for Nausea, Vomiting, Breathing Problems or Other Symptoms of Ketoacidosis.
Although these new drugs were introduced as a safe and effective diabetes treatments, adverse event reports suggest that the drug makers may have failed to adequately research their medication or warn about the potential side effects of Invokana.
The research reports which were published in the beginning of 2016 on Diabetes Care showed that the Invokana can help people control blood sugar, but it would also increase the risk for potential side effects like ketoacidosis, strokes and many others. Investigators carried different studies to observe unfavorable events in people with Type 1 diabetes who had taken Invokana control their blood sugar level.
How to file Invokana Lawsuit?
Attorneys are currently analyzing possible Invokana lawsuits. Patients who have suffered side effects after using Invokana or people whose loved ones died after suffering due to adverse effect of Invokana might be eligible to file a lawsuit and can be entitled for compensation. Invokana lawsuits are being filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, claiming that patients suffered severe side effects by the use of Invokana.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to use Invokana, please submit a form and your request will be sent to a Drug and Medical Device lawyer who will evaluate your claim at no cost. One of our lawyer will get back to you within 24 hours.