Those who have taken the Type 2 diabetes drug, Invokana® are reporting life-threatening side effects. Consider speaking to the Hollis Law Firm’s knowledgeable Invokana side effect attorneys about your potential case
One of the latest classes of drugs made available to the public are called sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. These drugs were developed in order to help those suffering from Type 2 diabetes manage their medical condition and their symptoms. These inhibitors work by causing sugar in the blood to exit the body through urine and therefore helps the patient maintain a safe level of blood sugar. The most popularly prescribed SGLT2 inhibitor is Johnson & Johnson’s drug, Invokana®. Other SGLT2 inhibitors include Farxiga®, Xigduo®, Jardiance®, and Glyxambi®. In May of 2015, the FDA issued a safety warning about Invokana and the other SGLT2 inhibitors stating that severe, potentially life-threatening side effects were being reported. As a result, many are seeking knowledgeable Invokana side effect attorneys at the Hollis Law Firm to help them seek justice for their suffering.
In the safety warning, the FDA stated that “the type 2 diabetes medicines [. . .] may lead to ketoacidosis, a serious condition where the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones that may require hospitalization.” It also warned those taking SGLT2 inhibitors to be on the lookout for signs and symptoms of ketoacidosis, such as:
- Difficulty breathing
- Nausea or vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Confusion and dizziness
The knowledgeable Invokana side effect attorneys at the Hollis Law Firm frequently represent those who have fallen victim to a harmful drug or defective medical device. Our Invokana side effect attorneys can help you determine if your unique situation may constitute a viable claim against the manufacturers of Invokana. The costs associated with treating ketoacidosis and its effects can be high, and you may be entitled to recovery for your losses of income, hospital bills, and pain and suffering. Contact the Hollis Law Firm’s compassionate Invokana side effect attorneys by filling out the form on this page or calling (800) 701-3672 today for an Invokana lawsuit review.