Another product liability lawsuit has been filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals over injuries allegedly caused by its best-selling type 2 diabetes drug Invokana (generic: canagliflozin).
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by Invokana side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the problem?
March 16, 2016 – The new lawsuit was filed by a Texas woman who claims Janssen is responsible for her development of ketoacidosis after taking Invokana. Her complaint was filed in New Jersey; she is seeking $10 million in damages from the drugmaker.
According to the suit, plaintiff started taking Invokana to treat the symptoms of her type 2 diabetes in Oct. 2013. She claims that shortly after beginning treatment, she suddenly began developing severe injuries including diabetic ketoacidosis (also known as DKA, diabetic acidosis, metabolic ketoacidosis or ketoacidosis) and kidney damage. As a result of these problems, the woman stopped taking Invokana in Nov. 2013.
Ketoacidosis occurs when a person’s blood contains too much toxic acid or ketones. Kidney damage has also commonly been linked to Invokana through adverse events reported to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The agency recently issued a public safety communication regarding the link between SGLT2 inhibitor diabetes drugs like Invokana and DKA, which can lead to diabetic coma (passing out for long periods of time or even death if left untreated. On Dec. 4, 2015, FDA announced that the labeling of SGLT2 inhibitors would be updated with information about the acidosis risk.
Do I Have an Invokana Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Invokana lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Evaluation: Again, if you were harmed by Invokana, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a lawsuit and we can help.