New York Invokana Attorney
Invokana, from Johnson & Johnson, is a medication for lowering blood sugar (A1C) in adults with type 2 diabetes. Used with proper diet and exercise, Invokana can help patients with type 2 diabetes reach their A1C goals of less than 7%. This drug does not have a spotless record when it comes to patient health and safety. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recent warning against Invokana, or canagliflozin, based on two clinical trials that showed an increased risk of foot and leg amputations. Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP is now helping Invokana users take legal action against Johnson & Johnson for this unsafe and potentially dangerous drug. Contact a New York City Invokana lawyer as soon as possible to explore your legal options.
Invokana Mass Torts and Class Actions in New York City
Although the FDA approved Invokana and other sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors for treating patients with type 2 diabetes, the Administration warns that these drugs can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis, or a condition in which the patient has excessive acid levels in the blood. Symptoms of ketoacidosis in diabetics include nausea, vomiting, respiratory problems, abdominal pain, confusion, and fatigue. Lawsuits also exist linking Invokana to health problems such as:
- Kidney problems. Invokana may result in kidney injuries such as impairment or failure. Kidney stones, urinary tract infections, changes in urination, genital yeast infections, dehydration, and fluid imbalances may also occur.
- Cardiovascular risks. Invokana may adversely affect the heart, leading to cardiovascular events that could seriously injure or kill the consumer. In one clinical study, there were 13 cardiovascular events in the group taking Invokana, compared to just one such event in the group taking a placebo.
- Amputations. Perhaps the most frightening potential risk of taking Invokana is foot or leg amputation. Two clinical trials through the FDA showed that canagliflozin medications almost doubled the risk of amputations in adults with type 2 diabetes. Patients who develop pain, tenderness, sores, ulcers, or infections in the legs or feet should seek medical help right away.
Johnson & Johnson, or its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, may be liable for your Invokana-related injuries. There are ongoing lawsuits against the drug manufacturer that allege that it withheld information from the FDA, misrepresented facts about the risks and benefits of the drug, failed to test the product to ensure its safety, and failed to warn of potential known side effects of Invokana. These are acts of negligence that place responsibility for subsequent patient injuries and deaths on the manufacturer’s shoulders.
Are You Eligible to Join a Invokana Lawsuit?
If you recently took Invokana and experienced any adverse health reactions, consult with someone from Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP as soon as possible. We know enough about these class actions to recognize common injuries and illnesses that arise from taking the drug. We can tell you if we believe you’re eligible to join an ongoing Invokana mass tort or whether to start your own against the manufacturing company. Invokana lawsuits are time sensitive, so don’t hesitate to contact us regarding your potential claim. Maximize your chances of sufficient compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial harms. Call (833) SAM-N-DAN today to schedule your no-obligation consultation in New York City.