Invokana Ketoacidosis Lawsuit
Our lawyers are investigating Invokana Ketoacidosis Lawsuits on behalf of individuals who took Invokana and suffered from ketoacidosis or any of the following injuries:
- Heart Attack
- Kidney Failure
If you or a loved one took Invokana and suffered a serious side effect you may be eligible for financial compensation through an Invokana Lawsuit. Our lawyers are offering free, no obligation lawsuit evaluations – contact us today to discuss a potential Invokana lawsuit.
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Invokana Ketoacidosis Lawsuits & Litigation
Lawsuits are being filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals and their parent company Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturers of the diabetes drug Invokana, for failing to warn about several serious and potentially deadly side effects, like ketoacidosis. The FDA has issued several recent warnings about side effects of Invokana, and many people are coming forward after developing ketoacidosis and other serious injuries.
Johnson & Johnson marketed Invokana as a safe and effective drug, when in fact it was linked to serious complications. Jennifer Anzo from California filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson after she suffered diabetic ketoacidosis while taking Invokana. She was hospitalized with severe dehydration, severe abdominal pain, low blood pressure, and tachycardia. Anzo claims she would not have used Invokana if she had known about potential side effects.
|Invokana lawsuits allege that the manufacturer of Invokana:|
|Did not provide enough warnings about the serious side effects|
|Manufactured and marketed Invokana without performing proper testing|
|Misrepresented Invokana’s safety and efficacy through marketing|
By filing an Invokana Ketoacidosis Lawsuit, you may be able to receive financial compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and other expenses.
FDA Warns of Invokana Causing Ketoacidosis
On Dec 4, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised the warning labels on Invokana and other medicines that treat type 2 diabetes. The FDA strengthened the warnings by including information about potential risks of developing ketoacidosis and urinary tract infections.
The FDA issued a warning stating that all patients who developed any symptoms of ketoacidosis should immediately stop taking Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors. Ketoacidosis from Invokana intake can occur even if the blood sugar level is not very high.
The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System database from 2013-2015 identified at least 73 cases of ketoacidosis in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who were being treated with drugs like Invokana. The database includes only cases reported to the FDA, which means that it is likely that more cases have occurred. All patients required hospitalization or treatment in an emergency department.
Status of Invokana Ketoacidosis Lawsuits
As of September 2016, 56 individual lawsuits have been filed in 11 federal courts against Johnson & Johnson. The plaintiffs claimed that Invokana causes severe side effects, like ketoacidosis, that the company failed to properly warn about. The number of cases was high enough to ask the Judicial Panel to consolidate those cases into a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in New Jersey federal court.
Johnson & Johnson marketed Invokana as a safe and effective drug, when in fact it was linked to serious health complications.
Separately, there are approximately 100 Invokana lawsuits pending in Pennsylvania state court awaiting to be consolidated in a MDL in Philadelphia. So far, Invokana lawsuits are not a class action, but are rather filed as individual lawsuits in an MDL. Unlike class action lawsuits, in an MDL each case remains separate.
As of January 2017, New Jersey federal court consolidated 63 lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson. All of the lawsuits are ongoing, and as a result there have been no Invokana settlements offered by Johnson & Johnson.
Are You Eligible for an Invokana Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one was injured as a result of taking Invokana, we will offer you a free lawsuit evaluation from one of our experienced Invokana Ketoacidosis Lawyers.
NastLaw is investigating claims of people who took Invokana and experienced ketoacidosis, as well as other severe injuries. Contact us today for more information and to find out if you are eligible for an Invokana Lawsuit.
|Injuries that may be eligible for a lawsuit include:|
|Loss of Life|
Why File an Invokana Lawsuit?
Many people are filing lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, one of the world’s largest drug manufacturers, but others are still unaware of the potential health risks Invokana possesses. Ketoacidosis, heart attack and other dangerous side effects can seriously damage one’s health, and can lead to hospitalization or death. The FDA has issued several recent warnings about side effects of Invokana, and many people are coming forward after suffering health problems.
By filing an Invokana Ketoacidosis Lawsuit, you may be able to receive financial compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and other expenses. Our lawyers are offering free, no obligation lawsuit evaluations — contact us today to discuss a potential Ketoacidosis Lawsuit.
What Is Ketoacidosis?
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when the body burns too much fat and produces high levels of acid in the bloodstream.
Ketoacidosis is a serious condition and can be fatal if not properly treated. Diabetic ketoacidosis can also lead to a diabetic coma.
Individuals with type 1 diabetes are more likely to develop this condition, but it can also develop in in people with type 2 diabetes.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of ketoacidosis you should contact a healthcare professional and seek treatment immediately.
|Symptoms of ketoacidosis include:|
|Nausea and vomiting|
What Causes Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Ketoacidosis develops when the body cannot produce enough insulin and begins to break down fat for energy. As the body burns fat for fuel, acids called “ketones” are produced and build up in the bloodstream.
When the level of ketones in the blood grows too high, the blood becomes more acidic, eventually leading to ketoacidosis.
Ketoacidosis is a serious condition and can be fatal if not properly treated.
The condition can be caused by an illness, such as an infection, that causes your body to produce higher levels of hormones that counter the effects of insulin. Common illnesses that can cause ketoacidosis in individuals with diabetes include pneumonia and urinary tract infections.
Missed insulin treatments or other problems with insulin therapy can also cause the condition, by creating a shortage of insulin in the body.
Certain medications can also cause ketoacidosis, including the popular drug Invokana.
How Do You Check for Ketones?
A simple urine test can be used to detect high levels of ketones in the blood.
The American Diabetes Association recommends monitoring ketones during periods of elevated risk, such as when you have the flu or other illness, or when your blood glucose is more than 240 mg/dl.
How Do You Treat Ketoacidosis?
Treatment for ketoacidosis usually requires hospitalization due to the serious nature of the condition. The goal of treatment is often to correct the imbalance of sugar in the blood by getting insulin levels under control.
Lost fluids and foods may also need to be replenished, as excess urination, loss of appetite, and vomiting are often associated with ketoacidosis.
If you think you have diabetic ketoacidosis, you need to seek medical help immediately.
Invokana and Ketoacidosis
The popular drug Invokana may cause ketoacidosis in individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
On May 15, 2015, the FDA issued a drug safety communication warning about the link between Invokana and serious side effects. At the time of the safety warning, the FDA had received reports of 73 cases of ketoacidosis from SGLT2 inhibitors, and noted that there were likely additional occurrences that had not been reported to the FDA.
The FDA also noted that they had identified additional cases of life threatening blood infections and kidney infections linked to SGLT2 inhibitors.
Because of the warnings, the FDA updated the labels of Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors to include the risk of ketoacidosis and other serious side effects.
If you were treated for ketoacidosis and have taken the diabetes drug Invokana, you may be able to recover lost medical expenses and other damages through an Invokana Ketoacidosis Lawsuit.
What Is Invokana?
INVOKANA® (canagliflozin) is a prescription medicine to help lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Invokana is manufactured by Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, and is one of several drugs that belong to a newer class of type 2 diabetes treatments called sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, available in the United States.
Recent studies have linked Invokana to serious side effects such as ketoacidosis and kidney injury. If you or a loved one took Invokana and suffered a serious side effect, you may be eligible for financial compensation through an Invokana Ketoacidosis Lawsuit. Our lawyers are offering free, no obligation lawsuit evaluations — contact us today to discuss a potential Invokana lawsuit.
What Does Invokana Treat?
Invokana is used, along with diet and exercise, to lower blood sugar (A1C) in adults with type 2 diabetes. Invokana is not for treatment of type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. It is not known whether Invokana is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.
Although Invokana is not for lowering systolic blood pressure or weight loss, it may help with both. Results may vary by dose and when used with other diabetes medications.
Invokana Side Effects
|Common Side Effects:|
|Genital yeast infections|
|Urinary tract infections|
|Changes in urination|
|Dehydration and thirst|
|Serious Side Effects:|
|Low blood sugar|
How Does Invokana Work?
In a person with type 2 diabetes, more sugar than the body requires is reabsorbed back into the body through the kidneys. Invokana works with the kidneys to help reduce the amount of blood sugar that is reabsorbed back into the body. The kidneys secrete the sugar through the process of urination.
Taken along with a proper diet and exercise program, Invokana is prescribed to help lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes.
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