McDonald Law Firm is evaluating claims from individuals who may have suffered life-threatening side-effects or injury after taking the diabetes drug Invokana, Invokanamet or other SGLT2 inhibitors.
The Fort Worth-based firm, which has taken on some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, has established a website and is filing lawsuits on behalf of victims and their families.
Several years ago, Invokana and similar SGLT2 inhibitors were hailed by some as the new miracle diabetes drug. Now, they are the subject of diabetes drug lawsuits across the nation. Their safety is being called into question after patients reported devastating, and potentially deadly, side effects, including ketoacidosis, kidney damage, stroke, heart attack, amputations, and bone fractures. If you have suffered complications from an SGLT2 drug, you may have grounds for a legal claim.
In May 2015, the FDA issued its first Invokana warning, alerting doctors and patients that it may cause ketoacidosis ― an extremely dangerous condition in which the body produces high levels of blood acids that can lead to diabetic coma or even death.
FDA warnings and safety communications didn’t stop there. Every few months, the FDA has made more announcements or issued more mandates in regard to safety risks associated with Invokana and other SGLT2 drugs, including warnings for increased risk of leg and foot amputations, life-threatening blood and kidney infections and other acute kidney injuries.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), which analyzes negative drug reports submitted to the FDA, has also weighed in about the questionable new drug. In its May 6, 2015, edition of Quarter Watch, the drug safety group reported that within one year of the FDA’s approval, 457 negative reports were filed about Invokana – 92 percent more than the other regularly monitored drugs for Type 2 Diabetes.
As the FDA continues to monitor Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors, the controversial drugs continue to be aggressively marketed and sold at a rapid pace. Meanwhile, dozens of Invokana lawsuits have been filed across the country against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, alleging that, in a rush to market a new medication, they failed to adequately research the potential risks and properly warn about the dangerous side effects.
McDonald Law Firm has decades of experience representing victims who have suffered as a result of dangerous and defective products, including hip implants, transvaginal mesh, silicone breast implants, Fen/phen, Baycol and Vioxx.
If you or a loved one suffered serious side effects or injury as a result of taking Invokana or other SGLT2 inhibitors, we encourage you to contact McDonald Law Firm to determine if you have legal grounds for a lawsuit. To schedule a free, confidential case evaluation please call 855-702-9061 or visit invokanarecovery.com.