An Invokana® Lawyer Can Help You Obtain Financial Compensation for Your Medical Damages
If you have suffered serious side effects from the diabetes drug Invokana®, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Your damages can help you cover the cost of medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenses. Invokana® cases may be consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL). Though similar to a class action lawsuit, there are several key differences that may be to your advantage. An Invokana® lawyer at our San Diego, CA firm can help you navigate this type of case. Because the Invokana® lawsuit is relatively new, it can be difficult to find someone with the necessary experience to take on your case. Our attorneys have years of experience with defective drugs, and they will fight tirelessly on your behalf.
Attorneys and their clients claim that Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to issue proper warnings regarding the use of the drug.
About Invokana and Its Side Effects
Invokana® is a diabetes drug that acts as a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2). By assisting your kidneys as they flush out excess glucose, the medication can help you maintain lower blood sugar. However, the drug has also been linked to a number of life-threatening complications. These include:
- Kidney failure
- Increased risk for heart attacks
- Lower bone density, which may lead to fractures
- Urinary tract infections
Invokana® Multi District Litigation
Experts have recently uncovered the serious risks of Invokana®. Therefore, there are a growing number of lawsuits against its manufacturer. Attorneys and their clients claim that Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to issue proper warnings regarding the use of the drug. Many also state that Janssen marketed Invokana® for off-label use in the treatment of Type 1 diabetes and high blood pressure. The Invokana® website also boldly states that the medication can help patients lower their body weight by an average of 3%. However, the FDA has never approved Invokana® as a weight loss drug.
It is likely that the courts will combine Invokana® lawsuits into multidistrict litigation (MDL). As in a class action lawsuit, a single judge will handle all cases against Janssen Pharmaceuticals. However, plaintiffs will retain their own attorneys. An MDL will speed up the court process, but individuals can obtain personalized settlements based on their particular damages.
The first Invokana® lawsuit was filed in Canada in September 2015. The plaintiff had been taking Invokana® for about 8 months when she was diagnosed with early-stage kidney failure. This woman’s lawsuit has since been combined into a class action lawsuit in the Ontario Superior Court.
In the United States, Invokana® lawsuits began in October 2015. The first plaintiff was an Illinois man who developed ketoacidosis after taking Invokana® since the previous December. In December of 2015, an Alabama woman filed a claim for similar reasons. Her claim also stated that Janssen promoted the drug for unapproved use in treating Type 1 diabetes. Since that time, additional claims have been filed in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, California, and Louisiana.
Because the Invokana® lawsuit is so recent, there have not yet been any settlements in this case. However, there is enough evidence to suggest that the courts will award large amounts of compensation. A 2016 report for the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices stated that the FDA received 5,484 complaints about Invokana®. These complaints stated that the drug had caused kidney failure, kidney impairment, kidney stones, abnormal weight loss, and urinary tract infections.
Find an Invokana® Lawyer
If Invokana® has damaged your health, it is vital that you talk to an experienced attorney. By joining in with the increasing number of lawsuits, you could obtain significant compensation. Our lawyers are experts in wrongful drug claims and MDLs. We have successfully represented numerous clients in cases involving other diabetes drugs, such as Onglyza® and Actos®. With our expertise, we will collaborate effectively with other attorneys and fight tirelessly on your behalf.
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We are known for providing personalized legal counsel and obtaining maximum compensation for our clients. To find out if you are eligible for the Invokana® lawsuit, contact our firm today.