The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revised the label of the diabetes drug Invokana to reflect an increased risk of bone fracture for patients. Many patients have experienced other severe side effects while taking the drug, including an increase in blood acid known as ketoacidosis. Affected patients may be eligible to seek compensation with the help of an Alabama Invokana attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Alabama today to discuss your options in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. We can answer your questions, and if you decide to pursue a claim for compensation, we can connect you with an affiliated Alabama Invokana attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
FDA Warns Invokana Patients of Possible Bone Density Loss
Based on information concerning the health risks associated with Invokana, the FDA has updated the label of the diabetes medication to include stronger warnings. According to the FDA, results of multiple clinical trials show that patients taking Invokana may suffer bone fractures at a higher rate than those taking placebos. Additionally, one clinical trial indicates that patients using Invokana may be at higher risk for loss of bone density than people taking placebos.
These trials suggest that Invokana may cause bone density loss at the hip and spine, which may weaken the bones and raise the risk of fractures. During the trials, patients who had been taking Invokana for as little as 12 weeks were susceptible to fractures. In some cases, these fractures occurred in the absence of any external trauma. Furthermore, when patients did experience fractures due to trauma, the trauma was often a minor accident, such as a fall from standing height, the agency reported.
How an Alabama Invokana Attorney Can Help
Drug manufacturers have a duty to ensure their products are accompanied by full and accurate instructions and warnings to guide prescribing doctors and other health care providers in making treatment decisions. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
Patients who have been injured by Invokana may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from complications after taking Invokana, his or her family members may be able to pursue claims for their loved one’s wrongful death. Compensation may include:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Affected patients are encouraged to speak with an Alabama Invokana attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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If you or a loved one took Invokana and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Alabama for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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