The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of patients who suffered serious injuries after taking one of the following type 2 diabetes medicines:
- Invokana (canagliflozin)
- Invokamet (canagliflozin/metformin)
- Jardiance (empagliflozin)
- Xigduo XR (dapagliflozin/metformin)
- Farxiga (dapagliflozin)
- Glyxambi (empagliflozin/linagliptin)
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with ketoacidosis after being treated with one of these drugs, do not hesitate to contact us today. Our lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering and other losses. Get in touch with us today by filling out our free case evaluation form.
In May 2015, the FDA warned that these treatments may put patients at risk for a serious health condition known as ketoacidosis, which may cause diabetic comas or death. In light of this information, our lawyers want to hear from anyone who was injured after taking one of these drugs, as they may be able to file lawsuits and hold the manufacturers accountable for their losses.
FDA Investigating Injuries Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Medicines Invokana, Invokamet
In a drug safety announcement, the FDA said it was investigating reports that certain type 2 diabetes drugs caused a serious medical condition known as ketoacidosis. According to the American Diabetes Association, ketoacidosis – also known as acidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) – is a condition that causes the body to produce excessive levels of blood acids, or keytones, and can lead to diabetic coma and even death.
The FDA’s investigation reportedly came after the agency reviewed 20 adverse event reports from patients who were seriously injured or hospitalized for the condition after taking type 2 diabetes drugs, including Invokana and Invokamet. These drugs belong to a class of medications known as sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, which have been FDA approved to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.
In the FDA’s announcement, the agency warned patients that they should seek immediate medical attention if they experience any symptoms of ketoacidosis, including:
- Difficulty breathing
- Abdominal pain
- Unusual fatigue or sleepiness
How Can a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit or joining an existing class action lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation for losses such as:
- Past and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses in the event of death
How Much Does a Lawyer Cost?
At Morgan & Morgan, our class action lawyers only collect a fee if they successfully resolve your case. If so, they will receive a portion of the final verdict or settlement.
Have you or a loved one suffered ketoacidosis after taking Invokana, Invokamet or another SGLT2 inhibitor? If so, you may be able to file a lawsuit. For more information on your possible legal options, contact us today. Our consumer protection lawyers may be able to help.