Invokana® has caused patients with Type 2 diabetes unexpected and life-threatening side effects. Speak to an Invokana attorney today if you or a loved one has suffered as a result of taking Invokana.
The human pancreas produces insulin to help process the sugars our bodies make from food. Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the body has developed an insulin resistance due to genetic factors, poor diet, or excessive weight gain. To help patients suffering from Type 2 diabetes, doctors may prescribe a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) to help block the reabsorption of sugar back into the blood. One of the most widely prescribed SGLT2s is called Invokana®.
Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, Invokana works to block the reabsorption of sugar in the kidneys. SGLT2 is the protein that is responsible for reabsorbing about 90 percent of glucose back into the bloodstream. Once the SGLT2 protein is blocked, the sugar is instead secreted during urination. This process helps lower the patient’s blood glucose levels. Recently, however, the FDA warned that Invokana may lead to the development of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
How can an Invokana attorney help me?
An Invokana attorney can help you determine if your case if viable for compensation. Many patients experience emotional, physical, and financial distress when suffering from these severe side effects. Here at the Hollis Law Firm, we have experience in representing those who have been victims of potentially harmful drugs. If you are looking for a knowledgeable and helpful Invokana attorney, turn the the Hollis Law Firm. Our attorneys have experience representing clients across the United States. Call an Invokana attorney today at 1-800-3672 or by filling out the form located on the left of this page for a free Invokana lawsuit review.