New Jersey Invokana Lawyer
Did Invokana cause you diabetic ketoacidosis, pancreatitis, kidney issues, cardiovascular problems, or bone fractures? Contact a New Jersey Invokana lawyer at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, to find out if you have grounds to bring a lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals. A successful claim could result in financial compensation for your drug-related damages, including permanent injuries, amputations, or the loss of a loved one. Our experienced dangerous drug attorneys can help you fight for fair and just recovery in the Garden State.
Is Invokana Dangerous to Consumers?
Invokana (canagliflozin) was the first sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor available in the United States. It is a prescription medication to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. Janssen Pharmaceuticals advertised the drug as a once-daily pill that can “significantly lower” A1C, or blood sugar levels, in adults with type 2 diabetes. What the manufacturer failed to mention was the potential risks of serious health complications after taking Invokana. Hundreds of patients are now rising up against Janssen for Invokana-related injuries; mainly for the following:
- Amputations. In 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning stating that Invokana could increase the risk of leg and foot amputations. It cited two clinical trials that showed double the amount of risk in amputations in people using canagliflozin compared to those taking a placebo.
- Ketoacidosis. The FDA has also warned consumers that, after a safety review, the administration found a risk of diabetic ketoacidosis, or too much acid in the blood, after taking Invokana. Ketoacidosis is a serious condition that can require hospitalization. Symptoms can include respiratory problems, fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.
- Organ injuries and bone fractures. SGLT2 inhibitors like Invokana could also cause harmful side effects such as cardiovascular problems, loss of kidney function, and bone fractures. Invokana may result in kidney impairment or failure, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, cardiovascular events such as stroke, low blood pressure, pancreatitis, bone fractures, and breast/bladder cancer.
Over the past several years, the FDA has reviewed many adverse event reports allegedly linked to patients taking Invokana. The FDA has since issued a handful of warnings and ordered Janssen Pharmaceuticals to update its warning labels. In May 2017, the FDA made Janssen use a black box warning (the most serious type) for the risk of amputations when taking Invokana. If Invokana injured you or a loved one, you could have a claim against the company, so speak with a New Jersey personal injury attorney to learn more.
Take a Stand Against Negligent Drug Manufacturers
Janssen Pharmaceuticals may have been able to prevent the hundreds of adverse reactions, harmful side effects, complications, and amputations that Invokana has caused. Our attorneys want to help victims of Big Pharma negligence secure justice. Don’t go up against a big pharmaceutical company on your own. Janssen Pharmaceuticals has plentiful resources available to combat claims and class actions. Retain a New Jersey product liability lawyer to maximize your odds of success.
Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP | Invokana Attorneys in New Jersey
If you have grounds to join an ongoing class action for Invokana, you need an attorney to help you with the filing process. The team at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, provides this legal service to citizens of New Jersey on a contingency-fee basis. This means if you don’t win a financial award, you don’t have to pay our fees. With the help of a skilled New Jersey Invokana lawyer, there is virtually no risk to put your name on a class action against Janssen. Start with a free consultation with one of our lead attorneys. Call (833) 726-6326 to schedule yours today.