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Invokana Invokamet Diabetic Ketoacidosis Lawsuits & Kidney Failure LawyersAt the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., our Invokana and Invokamet lawyers represent patients who have suffered serious side effects, including ketoacidosis, as a result of taking Invokana.

When a patient suffers from such complications, it can give rise to a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company and drug manufacturer, Janssen Research & Development, LLC. These Invokana lawsuits often result in significant settlements.

Invokana is an SGLT2 inhibitor used to treat type 2 diabetes, one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The controversial type 2 diabetes drug works by improving glycemic control and lowering blood sugar in adults. Invokana lowers blood sugar by forcing the kidneys to remove sugar from the body via urination.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved Invokana as a treatment for diabetes in 2013, but issued a safety warning about dangerous side effects of the drug two years later. 

What Are The Side Effects of Invokana?

One of the more serious side effects of Invokana is that it may put patients at risk for ketoacidosis as a result of ineffective insulin therapy.

Ketoacidosis (DKA) occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin, which helps sugar enter the cells. In turn, cells do not receive enough glucose to supply energy to the body, and instead the body begins to burn fat for energy. This process produces ketones, which can build up in the blood and become acidic, ultimately poisoning the body. Signs of ketoacidosis are high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia), blood acidity, and high ketone levels in the blood and urine.

Diabetic ketoacidosis can in turn lead to other complications, including diabetic coma, heart attack, blood clots, and kidney failure.

Other side effects of Invokana and Invokamet include:

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Yeast infection
  • Thirst
  • Nausea
  • Hypersensitivity reactions
  • Skin sensitivity to sunlight
  • Increased urination
  • Vaginal itching
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Low blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Infrequent bowel movements

Rare side effects include:

  • Decreased bone density
  • Kidney disease or infection
  • Pancreatitis
  • Acute renal failure
  • Hives
  • Sepsis

Additional warnings issued by the FDA about potential adverse side effects include acute kidney injury, which can cause dangerous levels of waste to build up in the body. The FDA also reports an increased risk for leg and foot amputations due to sores, ulcers, or infections.

What are the Criteria for Filing an Invokana Lawsuit?

Approved in March 2013, Invokana (canagliflozin) is an SGLT2 Inhibitor used to treat adults with Type 2 diabetes, manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

SGLT2 inhibitors work by preventing high blood sugar by helping the patient’s kidneys remove excess sugar through their urine.

In May 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning the drug has been linked to cases of ketoacidosis, a serious condition where there is too much acid in the blood.

Complications of diabetic ketoacidosis include difficulty breathing, nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain, confusion and unusual fatigue or sleepiness. The condition can lead to diabetic coma and/or death.

If you suffered severe complications from taking an SGLT2 Inhibitor, you may be entitled to compensation. Below is the criteria required to file an SGLT2 Inhibitor lawsuit:

  • Patient has taken Invokana, Invokamet, Farxiga, Glyxambi, Jardiance, or Xigduo XR and suffered one or more of the following:
    • Kidney failure
    • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
    • Heart attack
    • Stroke
    • Death
    • Dehydration requiring hospitalization
    • Bone fracture
    • Amputation

Have Invokana & Inovkamet Diabetic Ketoacidosis Lawsuits Been Filed?

Following the multiple safety warnings issued by the FDA, many Invokana lawsuits have been filed to hold Janssen accountable for neglecting to inform the public of Invokana's dangerous side effects.

The national Invokana lawsuit alleges that the manufacturers and marketers of SGLT2 Inhibitors failed to warn patients and physicians of the increased risks of kidney failure, myocardial infarction (heart attacks), other cardiovascular issues, and ketoacidosis.

The lawsuit states that if the manufacturers and marketers had properly warned of the risks, patients would have been prescribed and taken a substitute medication for their diabetes and would have had their health monitored on a more routine basis for potential signs of heart issues, renal impairment, and high level of ketones.

If you or a loved one has taken Invokana and developed a serious side effect or health problem, you could have a case against the pharmaceutical company. Such serious conditions include:

  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Kidney failure
  • Dehydration requiring hospitalization
  • Bone fracture
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Death

There are strict time deadlines for filing dangerous drug claims so it is important that you do not wait too long to consult with an attorney.

If you miss a deadline your case can be lost forever and you may never be able to recover compensation for your pain and medical bill expenses.

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Who Is The Best Invokana Diabetic Ketoacidosis Lawyer?

The Invokana diabetic ketoacidosis attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. understand issues relating to all Invokana side effects. This allows us to get the best settlements for our clients.

It is important to have an attorney not afraid to fight for you when you have dealt with any side effects from Invokana and/or Invokamet.

Contact Our Invokana & Invokamet Ketoacidosis Lawyers

Our Invokana diabetic ketoacidosis lawyers have a detailed knowledge and understanding of these types of cases, injuries suffered and their treatment. This is essential to understanding to achieving the best possible settlement or jury verdict for our affected clients.

We are currently accepting cases on behalf of patients who experienced dangerous side effects due to using Invokana.

For more information about dangerous drug claims or to get help from our top-rated Invokana diabetic ketoacidosis lawyers, call our law firm at (888) 797-8787.

We will provide you with a free, no obligation case review and will represent you under our No-Fee Promise. This means there are no legal fees or costs whatsoever until we win or settle your case.

There is absolutely nothing to lose. If your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you will not owe us anything.

Our No-Fee Promise on Invokana Ketoacidosis Cases

Don't be concerned about the money you might need to hire a lawyer. You can afford to have the best dangrous drug law firm on your side without paying a penny out of your pocket. It costs nothing to get started and if your Invokana case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing. We promise you in writing:

  • No money to hire us or get started on your case
  • We pay all case costs and expenses from start to finish
  • You pay no legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
  • Phone calls to our office are always free, forever.

Start Your Invokana Diabetic Ketoacidosis Claim

There are three ways to get started on your Invokana case today to get the settlement you deserve. You can:

  1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page. A dangerous drug attorney will contact you shortly.
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  3. Call (888) 797-8787 any time of day to speak with a dangerous drug lawyer about your case.

Warning: There are strict time deadlines for filing Invokana lawsuits. Call us today to learn more about Invokana and Invokamet laws.

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