Invokana is a drug used to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. The lawsuits against the drug’s maker, Johnson & Johnson, claim that manufacturers failed to warn patients and their doctors of serious risks linked to the drug. Patient injuries include amputations, kidney damage and diabetic ketoacidosis. As of June 2018, more than 1,100 people had sued the drug’s maker.
Why are people filing lawsuits?
People injured by Invokana and other sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors have filed lawsuits for the following injuries:
- Amputations of legs, feet and/or toes
- Diabetic ketoacidosis that resulted in hospitalization or death
- Urinary tract infections resulting in kidney (pyelonephritis) or blood (urosepsis) infections requiring hospitalization
- Renal (kidney) failure in patients with no history of underlying kidney problem
- Cardiovascular injury including heart attack or stroke
Do you qualify to file a lawsuit?
In order to be eligible, you or a loved one must have been prescribed Invokana. Generally, the patient must have suffered an injury after taking Invokana, but before the injury was added to the drug’s label.
- Amputation – date of injury must be before May 16, 2017
- Kidney injury – date of injury must be before June 14, 2016
- Diabetic ketoacidosis – date of injury must be before Dec. 4, 2015
- Urosepsis – date of injury must be before Dec. 4, 2015
- Pyelonephritis – date of injury must be before Dec. 4, 2015
It is important to compile all medical records related to the injury. If you or a loved one have been injured from taking Invokana, contact our team of lawyers today.