Dozens of Invokana lawsuits have been filed by people with ketoacidosis, kidney damage, amputations, and other severe side effects. These cases are not part of a class action. Instead, they are centralized in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL).
Need a Texas Invokana 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 diabetic ketoacidosis, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
Invokana Lawsuits Centralized in New Jersey
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.
Invokana and Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Invokana is a prescription medication for type-2 diabetes that belongs to the sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor class. Soon after it was introduced by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the FDA issued a Safety Communication to warn about the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis. This condition occurs when there is too much acid in the bloodstream and it may require hospitalization.
Invokana and Amputations
In May 2017, the FDA ordered drug-makers to add a “Black Box” warning about amputations to the label on Invokana. The warnings were issued after two large clinical trials showed that Invokana patients were twice as likely to require a toe, foot, or lower leg amputation. The risk is estimated to be about 7 in 1,000 patients on Invokana.
The first lawsuit involving ketoacidosis was filed on December 10, 2015, just days after the FDA ordered Janssen Pharmaceuticals to update the warning label. The lawsuit (Case No. 15-12-00653) was filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas by Arthur Portnoff, a man who took Invokana for only three months before he was diagnosed with ketoacidosis. He accuses Janssen of negligence for failing to adequately test Invokana for safety or warn patients and doctors about side effects.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas, but our attorneys are not currently filing an Invokana class action. Instead, we are only accepting cases involving the most serious injuries and we are filing individual lawsuits against Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
Serious Side Effects of Invokana
- Diabetic ketoacidosis (too much acid in the blood)
- Heart attack
- Kidney failure
- Bone fractures
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Blood infections (urosepsis)
- Metabolic acidosis
About Class Actions
When most people think about filing a lawsuit against a major corporation, they think of class actions. In fact, you may have already been part of a class action and received a settlement. Class actions are a popular way for large groups of people to seek a refund after purchasing a defective product, for example.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to an Invokana Class Action
For people who were severely injured by defective pharmaceutical medications, a class action can have major disadvantages. Members might have to accept a “low-ball” settlement with high attorneys’ fees, and they may never get the legal representation they deserve.
Our attorneys specialize in helping people who were injured by defective drugs file individual lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies. If you were injured by Invokana, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, disability, and more.
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