A man who claims he suffered both kidney damage and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) after taking Invokana (canagliflozin) has filed a product liability lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
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What’s the problem?
March 2, 2016 – According to the complaint, which was filed last month in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Janssen failed to disclose “unreasonably dangerous risks” associated with Invokana, and that this caused plaintiff Charles Maddox significant suffering.
Maddox claims he began taking Invokana to treat the symptoms of his type 2 diabetes in July 2014, and was subsequently diagnosed with severe kidney damage and diabetic ketoacidosis in February 2015. He claims that Janssen knew of these potential health risks, yet willfully failed to warn the public and medical communities about of them.
“The development of Plaintiff’s injuries was preventable and resulted directly from Defendants’ failure and refusal to conduct proper safety studies, failure to properly assess and publicize alarming safety signals, suppression of information revealing serious and life-threatening risks, willful and wanton failure to provide adequate instructions, and willful misrepresentations concerning the nature and safety of Invokana,” the lawsuit states. “This conduct and the product defects complained of herein were substantial factors in bringing about and exacerbating Plaintiff’s injuries.”
Maddox is suing Janssen for breach of warranty, manufacturing a defective drug, negligence and fraudulent misrepresentation. Plaintiff is seeking both compensatory and punitive damages as a result of his injuries. The case is: Charles Maddox v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al, case No. 2:2016-cv-01189 at US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
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