Invokana Kidney Failure

Invokana Injury Attorneys in Cleveland

Kidney Failure / Ketoacidosis Caused by Dangerous Drugs

Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP takes cases involving dangerous drugs seriously, especially when these drugs cause harm or injuries to innocent consumers. That is why our firm is investigating the link between type 2 diabetes medicines (such as Invokana) and kidney failure, ketoacidosis, and other serious injuries.

Some of these medicines include the following:

  • Invokana (canagliflozin)
  • Invokamet (canagliflozin/metformin)
  • Jardiance (empagliflozin)
  • Xigduo XR (dapagliflozin/metformin)
  • Farxiga (dapagliflozin)
  • Glyxambi (empagliflozin/linagliptin)

Now is the time to seek the counsel of our skilled dangerous drug lawyers in Cleveland. Call our firm today at (216) 600-0114.

FDA Provides Warnings in Safety Announcement

In a drug safety announcement, the FDA has taken steps to warn patients about the potential health concerns related to the use of Invokana and similar drugs. They noted that ketoacidosis could develop, which causes the body to produce high levels of blood acids that can lead to diabetic comas or even death. Further, the drugs have been linked to kidney damage and other serious side effects.

The FDA’s warning includes a caution for those that experienced the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Confusion
  • Unusual fatigue or sleepiness

These drugs have been approved by the FDA to help lower blood sugar in adults who have type 2 diabetes, but now, its studies are showing they may be doing more harm than good.

How Failure to Warn Can Lead to Severe Injuries

The increased risk of kidney failure when taking Invokana and similar SGLT2 inhibitors should be concerning for manufacturers, but they have failed to warn patients and physicians of these issues. If they had properly warned patients, those who suffered serious side effects as a result could have had the option to select an alternate medication and got the medical attention needed to ensure no damage had been done to their kidneys. Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim, and AstraZeneca have all marketed and manufactured these drugs.

It is in your best interest to act quickly. There is a time limit in each state for filing injury claims, known as the statute of limitations. If a claim is not filed against the manufacturer, marketers, retailers, and healthcare providers before the statute of limitation expires, an injured party will not be able to bring a claim against those liable for their injuries.

Were you or a loved one diagnosed with kidney damage or ketoacidosis following treatment with Invokana or other SGLT2 inhibitors? Our Cleveland Invokana injury attorneys are here to discuss your case. Get in touch by calling us at (216) 600-0114.

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