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Invokana Lawsuit Filed in Illinois

An Illinois man who allegedly suffered kidney damage after taking Invokana has filed a lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

An Illinois man who allegedly suffered kidney damage after taking the diabetes drug Invokana (generic: canagliflozin) has filed a products liability lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

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?

April 29, 2016 – According to the lawsuit, plaintiff began taking Invokana to treat his type 2 diabetes in September 2013, and shortly thereafter developed severe kidney injuries which resulted in physical and emotional damages including “pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and economic loss including significant expenses for medical care and treatment which will continue in the future.”

Plaintiff is accusing Janssen of actively concealing information about the possible side effects of Invokana. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois under case number 3:15-cv-1180 (PDF). Plaintiff is seeking compensatory and punitive damage in excess of $75,000.

How Can Invokana Cause Kidney Damage?

Invokana works by blocking the reabsorption of glucose into the kidneys, and by allowing the kidneys to release glucose with other waste products through the urine. The drug may also increase levels of creatinine, a breakdown product of creatine phosphate in muscle tissues that is usually excreted in the urine through the kidneys. Therefore, Invokana users are more likely to have their kidneys return creatinine to the bloodstream, which, at increased levels, can cause impaired kidney function.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has received at least 19 cases of life-threatening blood and kidney infections associated with Invokana. Most of these problems reportedly started as urinary tract infections (UTIs) and progressed into kidney or blood infections. All 19 patients required hospitalization and several required more serious treatment such as dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Kidney Failure Symptoms

  • Changes in urination
  • Swelling
  • Fatigue
  • Skin rash / itching
  • Metallic taste in mouth / ammonia breath
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling cold
  • Dizziness / trouble concentrating
  • Leg / flank pain

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 investigating potential settlements in all 50 states.

Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you got diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), kidney failure or heart problems from Invokana, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.

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