A new warning has been added to the diabetes drug Invokana by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The warning advises patients and medical professionals of the risk of bone mineral density loss and fractures resulting from the use of the drug. The warnings were added to the drug’s label after clinical trials linked Invokana to low bone mineral density and confirmed that it may elevate the risk of fractures, Kentucky Invokana attorneys note.
If you or a loved one suffered complications after taking Invokana, contact Attorney Group for Kentucky 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 Invokana lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Report: Even Falls From Standing Height Could Result In fractures
Invokana, a prescription medicine used to treat Type 2 diabetes, may decrease bone mineral density and increase the likelihood of fractures, according to the FDA. The agency announced in September 2015, that clinical trials have shown that patients taking Invokana experience greater loss of bone mineral density, which can cause weakening of the bones, than patients taking placebos. Similarly, patients who use Invokana experience a greater rate of fractures than those taking placebos.
The results of these trials suggest that patients may be at significant risk for fractures soon after they begin taking Invokana. The trial results indicate that events as minor as falls from standing height were associated with fractures, and some patients suffered these injuries as soon as 12 weeks after they started using Invokana. A two-year clinical trial also found that Invokana was associated with reduced bone mineral density at the hips and lower spine, that could leave patients vulnerable to especially serious fracture injuries, the agency reported.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
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 Invokana lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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