A Texas woman who allegedly developed ketoacidosis and kidney damage after taking the type 2 diabetes medication Invokana (generic: canagliflozin) has filed a product 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.
Update: Kentucky Woman Alleges Stroke from Invokana
July 19, 2016 – A woman from Kentucky who claims she had a stroke after taking Invokana has filed a products liability lawsuit against Janssen and J&J in New Jersey. Plaintiff alleges that the manufacturers failed to warn about the risk of stroke, and that she was unaware the drug could cause such a condition. She adds that had she known, she would have opted to take a medication with fewer potential side effects.
What’s the Problem?
April 25, 2016 – According to the lawsuit (case number 3:15-cv-08070-AET-LHG), which was filed in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey Trenton Division, plaintiff Maria Puente began taking Invokana in October 2013 and was shortly thereafter diagnosed with both diabetic ketoacidosis and kidney damage. Her husband Carlos is claiming loss of consortium in the case.
The suit alleges Maria’s injuries were “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.”
As a result of these actions, Maria suffered a number of adverse health consequences including:
- the requirement of continued healthcare services
- medical and related expenses
- diminished capacity for the enjoyment of life
- diminished quality of life
- increased risk of premature death
- aggravation of preexisting conditions
- activation of latent conditions
- other losses and damages
Kidney failure has been linked to Invokana in other lawsuits. If left untreated, the disease can present 2 very severe results including end-stage renal disease (ESRD), which is a complete loss of kidney function requiring a kidney transplant or dialysis, and death.
The Puentes’ lawsuit is similar to other complaints filed in Canada, where former Invokana users allege they were not adequately warned about the potential risks of the drug. A lawsuit seeking $1 billion on behalf of Canadians injured by Invokana was filed in Ontario. That suit, which seeks class-action status, was filed on behalf of a woman who allegedly developed kidney failure after taking Invokana for 8 months.
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 were diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), kidney failure or heart problems after taking Invokana, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.