A woman from Kentucky who claims she had a stroke after taking the type 2 diabetes medication Invokana (generic: canagliflozin) has filed a products liability lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson.
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What’s the Problem?
July 19, 2016 – According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff used Invokana to treat her type 2 diabetes from February 2015 through June 2015. She claims she took the drug as prescribed, and believed the claims made by the defendants that it was safe to use as directed.
However, after beginning treatment, plaintiff alleges that she had a stroke. She claims that Janssen and J&J 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 diabetes drug with fewer potential side effects.
When the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Invokana in 2013, it required postmarketing studies to determine whether the drug could potentially cause any harm to the cardiovascular system. Among these is the ongoing “Canagliflozin Cardiovascular Assessment Study (CANVAS),” which found a 46% increased risk for stroke within the first 30 days of beginning treatment with Invokana.
Plaintiffs in the new case bring counts of manufacturing defect, defective design, failure to warn, breach of warranties, negligence, fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, and fraud, and seek both compensatory and punitive damages against Janssen and J&J.
Do I Have an Invokana Lawsuit?
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