Invokana (canagliflozin) was approved for sale in March 2013 by the FDA. It was the first member of a new class of diabetes drugs, known as sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors.
However, soon after the dru was released, there were reports about the various complications. Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen subsidiary faced allegations which said companies failed to adequately do research about the side effects of the drug.
In the Invokana lawsuit update, the victims claim damage awards for the following complications:
Kidney failure happens to be one of the most life threatening conditions and it can’t be cured without the use of dialysis machine or a kidney transplant. Affected kidney causes fluctuation in blood pressure, electrolyte disbalance, and blood cell production. Fluids, toxic waste products, and electrolyte chemicals accumulate with defective kidney and can result in shortness of breath, tiredness, confusion, and eventually death.
Studies have found that diabetic patients taking Invokana are twice at the risk of developing leg or foot amputation than those not taking the drug. The peripheral vascular disease causes the nerves to get weak and any form of tenderness must be immediately reported to the doctor.
In the Invokana lawsuit update, Ketoacidosis is the most common concern that has been reported. It is a medical condition where high levels of ketones are produced in the body. It can further result in diabetic coma, extended hospitalization, and in severe cases death. With the buildup of toxic acids in the bloodstream called ketones, the person might require immediate hospitalization.
There have been many reports of catastrophic health complications and the FDA released warnings in December 2015, June 2016 as well as in May 2017. The victims demand for the damage awards in the lawsuits that accuse the manufacturers for making defective devices.
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