Our Invokana lawyers represent individuals with diabetes who were prescribed the drug Invokana (Canagliflozin) or Invokamet and suffered serious personal injury side effects. We are currently investigating Invokana lawsuits across the state of Pennsylvania. Invokana is manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which is a subsidiary company of Johnson & Johnson and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharmaceuticals. Our Invokana lawsuit attorneys offer free consultations – give us a call anytime.
Invokana is a drug prescribed to patients with Type II diabetes to control blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, Invokana has been shown to cause kidney disease, heart attack, ketoacidosis, kidney failure and some Invokana patients have ended medical amputation of an extremity, commonly a leg, arm or foot due to Invokana side effects. Invokana is prescribed as a Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor. If you have been prescribed Invokana and have suffered any of the following personal injuries please contact our Invokana lawsuit lawyers today:
Amputation of Limb, Leg, Arm or Foot
Invokana FDA Safety Warning
In 2013 and 2014 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received over 20 reports of patients who suffered personal injuries like kidney failure or ketoacidosis after taking Invokana or Invokamet. In 2015 the FDA pissued a public drug safety warning announcing an investigation into reports of diabetic ketoacidosis. On May 16, 2017 the FDA issued a black box warning to Invokana, Canagliflozin and Invokamet, citing an increased risk of foot, arm and leg amputation. The FDA investigation into the drug’s safety is ongoing and it appears that additional medical health issues may be present. Nonetheless, pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals continue to market Invokana with sales over $650 million per year.
Signs of Ketoacidosis Symptoms
Ketoacidosis is a serious condition caused by the buildup of acids in the blood, witch can lead to life-threatening loss of consciousness or even wrongful death. If you are taking Invokana and experience any of the following symptoms please seek immediate medical attention:
Deep Rapid Breathing
Dry Mouth and Skin
Muscle Stiffness or Aches
Invokana Amputation & Heart Attack
In addition to Ketoacidosis, Invokana amputation lawsuits and Invokana heart attack lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharmaceuticals. These Invokana lawsuits allege that these drug companies failed to warn patients of life-threatening risks and designed a defective drug. 2017 results of two clinical trials indicated that patients taking Invokana were twice as likely to experience lower limb amputation personal injury compared to patients taking a placebo. The FDA now requires the following Invokana black box warning:
WARNING: LOWER LIMB AMPUTATION. See full prescribing information for complete boxed warning. • In patients with type 2 diabetes who have established cardiovascular disease (CVD) or at risk for CVD, INVOKANA has been associated with lower limb amputations, most frequently of the toe and midfoot; some also involved the leg (5.1) • Before initiating, consider factors that may increase the risk of amputation. Monitor patients receiving INVOKANA for infections or ulcers of the lower limbs, and discontinue if these occur.
The emotional and financial costs resulting from a limb amputation can be devastating. That makes choosing the right amputation attorney so critical. Our Invokana amputation lawyers handle every type of Pennsylvania personal injury lawsuit. The defective drug attorneys at The Trapani Law Firm handle amputation lawsuits on a contingency basis, meaning you will not pay a penny unless you are financially compensated for your loss of limb whether a leg, foot or arm has been amputated after taking Invokana for an extended period of time.
Invokana Injury Lawyer Near Me
Our Invokana attorneys work on a contingency fee, meaning we don’t get paid unless we secure financial compensation for our clients. Additionally, all consultations are completely free of charge, so please give us a call today to discuss a possible Invokana lawsuit. We’re here to help get you and your family the justice and compensation they deserve. Our Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers are here to fight for you and your family.
Our Invokana lawsuit lawyers are happy to meet you in your home or local hospital, if that is more convenient. If you are located in any of the following cities we can meet you at a moments notice: Allentown PA, Altoona PA, Bethlehem PA, Easton PA, Erie PA, Harrisburg PA, Hershey PA, Lancaster PA, Lehigh Valley PA, Philadelphia PA, Pittsburgh PA, Pocono PA, Reading PA, Scranton PA, State College PA, Stroudsburg PA, Wilkes-Barre PA, York PA and Phillipsburg NJ. Call us anytime for a free Invokana amputation lawsuit consultation.
Call the Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers at the Trapani Law Firm today to set up your free consultation: (610) 351 – 2330 or contact us. Our consultations are completely free of charge and our personal injury attorneys are happy to meet you or a loved one at your home or hospital room. We’re here to help you and your family.