When you begin taking a new medicine, you put your faith in the manufacturer, trusting that they produced a safe, functional product. However, there are instances where a medicine does more harm than good, resulting in serious side effects doctors and patients were not prepared to face. Invokana, a drug developed to treat diabetes, is one such example of a dangerous drug. Since its development, the drug has been linked to severely adverse reactions, including lower extremity amputations and problems with insulin production. If you experienced a negative reaction after taking Invokana, you may have a right to compensation.
At Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. we understand how frustrating and frightening it can be to find out you are having seriously adverse reactions to a medicine, especially when those reactions were preventable. If you or a loved one developed a serious side effect after taking Invokana, our firm may be able to help you.
To find out if you have a claim, call our lawyers at (888) 398-2277.
Invokana was developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, to treat people with Type II diabetes. After multiple people reported adverse side effects to the drug, including claims that it led to leg and foot amputations, the FDA conducted a study of the health risks. In 2015, the FDA released its most serious cautionary label, a black box warning, linking Invokana to ketoacidosis and amputations.
Ketoacidosis is a medical condition caused by the improper regulation of insulin in the body, leading to high levels of ketones, (toxic acids), in the blood. This condition can lead a patient to fall into a diabetic coma, and may even result in death.
Symptoms of ketoacidosis may include:
After conducting their own research, the FDA released a statement in May of 2017 warning doctors and patients about the risk of leg and foot amputations for anyone taking Invokana. Those with a history of prior amputations, have peripheral vascular disease, neuropathy, or diabetic foot ulcers may be at a higher risk of developing health problems that could result in lower extremity amputations.
If you or a loved one is taking Invokana and experiences any of the following symptoms on the legs or feet, see a doctor immediately:
Our product liability attorneys are currently accepting cases for those who have developed ketoacidosis or experienced leg or foot amputations because of diabetes drug Invokana. We are passionate about advocating for the rights of the injured and we will fight to increase your chances of receiving maximum compensation for your damages. Reparation may cover the cost of recent medical care, future medical expenses, compensation for pain and suffering, and any other damages.
Don’t trust your case to just anyone, invest your time and energy in a firm you can trust. At Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. we are so confident in our abilities that we won’t charge you unless we win.
Contact Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. to discuss your situation and find out if you have a dangerous drug claim.