Did you or a loved one suffer adverse Invokana side effects, like ketoacidosis, urinary tract infections, heart attack or other ailments? If so, you may qualify to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for your losses, including medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Invokana is a SGLT2 inhibitor drug that’s prescribed to patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The medication is intended to lower blood sugar levels and improve the patient’s glycemic control. But in 2015, the FDA issued a warning that Invokana may trigger a serious, potentially fatal condition called ketoacidosis, which arises when high ketone levels form in the bloodstream.
In addition to ketoacidosis, patients have also reported a higher risk of urinary tract infections, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and even death. The FDA required the drugmaker to update the medication’s labeling to explicitly warn of the risk of urinary tract infections and ketoacidosis.
Many patients have filed Invokana lawsuits on the grounds that the drug was defective, and the manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, was negligent and failed to warn patients about the risks. It has also been alleged that the company misrepresented the benefits and risks of Invokana. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that has been involved in the drug’s marketing, is also potentially liable.
Based in Orlando, Florida, lawyers with the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A. work hard to secure the compensation you deserve for your losses. We stand apart from all others because we place the client first and foremost. With this approach, our clients enjoy stress-free (or low-stress) legal proceedings. In addition to mass tort cases and product liability lawsuits, we can also assist with personal injury lawsuits and wrongful death cases.
If you or a family member have been injured by Invokana, trust your case to a top Florida attorney. Contact the Central Florida Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A. and their elite team of Invokana lawyers to discuss the situation in a no-cost case consultation. Call 407-422-2188.
Common Questions About Side Effects, Invokana Lawsuits, and Beyond
The Orlando attorneys at the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A. routinely receive questions from clients who are seeking to file an Invokana lawsuit or other legal claim. We go out of our way to answer your questions because we believe that an informed client can enjoy a smoother, less stressful legal process.
Our legal team has compiled information on some of the most common inquiries that we receive on the topic of Invokana injuries and related defective drug lawsuits.
Is Invokana the Same as Invokamet?
Invokana and Invokamet are two different drugs, but both contain the same medication canagliflozin.
Invokana contains only canagliflozin.
Invokamet contains two medications: canagliflozin and metformin HCI.
Both Invokana and Invokamet have been linked to ketoacidosis, heart attack, urinary tract infections, and other serious side effects.
What are the Symptoms of Ketoacidosis?
Ketoacidosis can include a number of different symptoms, including vomiting and nausea, confusion, difficulty breathing, abdominal pain and sudden fatigue.
Ketoacidosis is very serious and potentially lethal if it remains untreated. The condition requires immediate medical attention and in some cases, hospitalization.
Why Does Invokana Cause Kidney Problems and Urinary Tract Infections?
Invokana works by acting upon the kidneys in a manner that causes them to excrete excess blood sugar through the urine. The excess glucose alters the chemistry of the urine inside the bladder and urinary tract, resulting in conditions that are more conducive to infection.
Invokana kidney problems are attributed to the fact that the medication makes these organs work harder.
Have Any Other Serious Invokana Side Effects Been Reported?
A May 2018 safety warning issued by the FDA revealed that Invokana may be linked to an increased risk of toe, foot and leg amputations.
This warning came on the heels of a study that found that 7 in 1,000 patients on a 100mg dosage of Invokana experienced amputations. Of patients on a 300mg dosage of Invokana, the risk was 5 in 1,000.
At least two European FDA counterparts have reported that clinical trials revealed a two-fold increase in the risk of leg, foot and toe amputations.
The connection between Invokana and amputation is reportedly still being studied. The clinical trials (called “CANVAS”) were actually ordered to study the Invokana stroke risk and the risk of other cardiovascular issues. It was during this investigation that a higher Invokana amputation risk was discovered.
The CANVAS trial involved over 4,300 patients. It was reported that the incidence of amputation was 6 per 1,000 patient years, while the placebo group saw an incidence of 3 per 1,000 patient years.
In December 2015, the FDA also issued a caution that the diabetes drug could be linked to blood infections.
How Much Will it Cost to Hire a Florida Lawyer to Handle an Invokana Lawsuit?
The Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A.’s legal team usually accepts defective drug cases such as Invokana lawsuits on a contingency basis. In most instances, there is no up-front retainer fee required. It’s typical for the attorney to receive a percentage of the funds that are recovered, whether it’s via a jury award or settlement.
Trust Our Team of Top Florida Attorneys to File Your Invokana Lawsuit
Attorneys with the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A. are here to assist as you seek compensation for your losses stemming from serious Invokana side effects. If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack or another complication such as ketoacidosis while taking Invokana, you could qualify for compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and, in a case involving the loss of a loved one, funeral/burial expenses and other damages like loss of consortium.
Our experienced team of Orlando lawyers takes a client-first approach to every case. When we agree to represent a client, you can rest easy knowing you have our full support and commitment. We believe that it’s important to maintain a positive, cooperative relationship with the client, so you remain informed throughout the proceedings.
Contact the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A. today to arrange a no-cost consultation session. You must act soon because you’re limited in the amount of time you have to file a legal claim. Call our team of Central Florida lawyers at 407-422-2188.