Janssen Pharmaceuticals is facing dozens of lawsuits over Invokamet, but not as part of a class action. Instead, they are individual lawsuits that are centralized in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in New Jersey. Lawsuits involve ketoacidosis, kidney damage, and other side effects.
Need a Texas Invokamet Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with a severe side effect, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
UPDATE: Invokamet Lawsuits Centralized in MDL
In December 2016, judges centralized nearly 100 lawsuits involving ketoacidosis, kidney failure, and other side effects of Invokana into Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2750) in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey under Judge Brian R. Martinotti. Lawyers requested the same venue in September.
What is Invokamet?
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit manufactures Invokamet, a type-2 diabetes medication that combines metformin with a new drug called canagliflozin (Invokana).
Invokamet and Diabetic Ketoacidosis
In March 2015, the FDA published a Safety Communication for Invokamet to warn about a link between canagliflozin and diabetic ketoacidosis, a life-threatening condition that occurs when acid builds up in the bloodstream. Another condition involving acid build-up, lactic acidosis, is a side effect of metformin.
FDA Orders “Black Box” Amputation Warning
In May 2016, the FDA warned about studies linking Invokamet with a doubled increased risk of lower-limb amputations, mostly toe amputations. The problem is that one of the most common side effects of Invokamet is dehydration, which can cause poor circulation in the feet. In May 2017, the FDA ordered drug-makers to place a “Black Box” label to warn patients about the risk.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas. However, our attorneys are not currently filing a class action lawsuit against the makers of Invokamet. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits and only accepting cases involving people with the most serious injuries, such as:
About Class Actions
You are probably familiar with class action lawsuits involving thousands of people who all have the same legal claim — for example, purchasing a defective product. The advantage of a class action is that many people can join together and share legal costs. Any compensation is usually split among everyone in the lawsuit.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to an Invokamet Class Action
For people with very severe injuries caused by defective medications, class actions can have disadvantages. Members might have to accept a “low-ball” settlement with higher attorneys’ fees. Furthermore, most members of a class action never see their individual case taken to trial.
Our attorneys specialize in helping victims of defective drugs file lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies. If you were injured by Invokamet, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury, medical bills, long-term health problems, and more. We can help.
Need an Invokamet Lawyer in Texas?
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