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If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with ketoacidosis or suffered harm as a result of taking Invokana or similar type 2 diabetes medications, contact Farah & Farah as soon as possible. Our drug injury attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve for the medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses you have suffered.
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The Potentially Deadly Side Effects of Invokana
Released in 2013 by pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, the SGLT2 inhibitor diabetes drug, Invokana, was marketed as one of the first medications available that could help people with type 2 diabetes avoid high blood-sugar levels. However, during the first 12 months on the market, numerous patients reported serious and life-threatening side effects as a direct result of Invokana and similar drugs, including:
- Kidney failure or impairment
- Kidney stones
- Urinary tract infections
- Fluid/electrolyte problems
- Heart attack
In May 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that Invokana and similar medications may lead to ketoacidosis, a serious condition in which the body produces high levels of acids in the blood known as ketones.
If you or someone you know experiences the symptoms of ketoacidosis, such as nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain, fatigue, and difficulty breathing, or has suffered another life-threatening side effect such as a heart attack or stroke, it is crucial that you seek medical attention immediately.
Putting Profits before Consumer Safety
Pharmaceutical companies are required to conduct extensive tests before releasing a new medication for public use. It can take years for a drug to make its way from the testing facility to the pharmacy shelf, but it is necessary to determine whether the risks of taking a certain drug outweigh the potential benefits.
It is suspected that Johnson & Johnson was aware of the potential risks of its SGLT2 inhibitor diabetes drug but withheld that information for the sake of making a profit. As someone who has been harmed or lost a loved one due to a reckless drug manufacturer’s actions, you are legally entitled to take action not only to hold the negligent company responsible, but also to recover rightful financial compensation. You may be entitled to significant reimbursement for the following types of pharmaceutical negligence:
- Failure to warn about potential side effects
- Making false claims about their products
- Providing false or misleading information to gain FDA approval
- Bribing doctors or others in the medical industry to sell their products
Contact Our Invokana Side Effect Lawyers Today
At Farah & Farah, we believe that big drug companies deserve to be held accountable for putting consumers at considerable risk of injury, illness, or death. With Invokana side effect attorneys at Farah & Farah representing your Invokana claim, it is possible to take on a major pharmaceutical company and achieve the best possible outcome. Contact our firm today and we will do everything we can to protect your legal rights.