Our Attorneys Fight to Get Patients the Support and Compensation They Deserve After Invokana Complications
More than 50 years of combined experience going up against the largest and most powerful drug companies and securing large verdicts and settlements
Drug companies are constantly flooding the market with the latest and greatest drugs to fight all kinds of medical conditions. Unfortunately, some of these drugs end up causing more harm than good. At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, our mass tort attorneys have helped numerous clients suffering from debilitating and often life-threatening complications caused by a dangerous drug or defective medical device. We take the time to thoroughly investigate your case to develop a personalized legal strategy to help you recover full and fair restitution for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
What is Invokana?
Invokana, also known by its generic name of canagliflozin, is a relatively new drug, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, that has only gained popularity in the last two years or so. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2013, Invokana is the first drug of its kind used to treat Type II diabetes. People with Type II diabetes are unable to process sugar normally and become resistant to insulin, leading to a dangerous buildup of excess sugar in the body. Invokana is a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor that simply works to stop sugar from being reabsorbed into the patient’s blood.
Understanding the dangers and risks associated with the use of Invokana
Shortly after its introduction into the market in 2013, many patients began experiencing significant side effects and complications after starting an Invokana regimen. In May 2015, the FDA issued a safety warning to patients and doctors advising that SGLT2 inhibitors, such as Invokana, are now known to lead to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). DKA occurs when the body begins breaking down fat for energy leading to the production of toxic ketones. DKA is a serious medical condition that requires emergency treatment. The most common symptoms of DKA include:
- Shortness of breath
- Frequent urination
- Muscle aches and stiffness
- Nausea, vomiting and stomach pain
Patients suspected of having DKA are forced to undergo numerous blood tests for diagnosis. Treatment of DKA often includes rigorous intravenous fluid, electrolyte and insulin therapy.
If you or someone you know has suffered health complications after using Invokana, turn to South Florida’s premier mass tort and pharmaceutical litigation attorneys
Invokana has been proven to lead to serious medical complications that require patients to undergo significant treatment. It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure that you are able to recover the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys at Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC are ready to give you the help you need to protect your rights and your future. To discuss your options during a free consultation, call us at 561-293-2600 or contact us online. We take cases nationally and serve clients throughout West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Broward County and all surrounding areas.