Invokana ketoacidosis claims may follow a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Safety Communication regarding Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors. According to the warning, SGLT2 inhibitors may increase the risk of ketoacidosis, a condition characterized by high levels of acid in the blood that may require hospitalization. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation with the help of an Invokana lawsuit attorney.
If you or a loved one took Invokana or another SGLT2 inhibitor and developed ketoacidosis or another complication, contact Attorney Group today. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Invokana lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Invokana Ketoacidosis Risks
Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, Invokana is an SGLT2 inhibitor, which is a class of medications intended to help those with Type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar. SGLT2 inhibitors work by causing the kidneys to remove sugar through the urine, lowering the body’s overall blood sugar level.
According to the FDA Safety Communication, Invokana may increase the risk of ketoacidosis, a condition that occurs when dangerous levels of acids called ketones accumulate in the blood. This can occur if insulin levels in the body are too low, and may require hospitalization. In some cases, ketoacidosis can lead to a diabetic coma and even death.
Signs and Symptoms of Ketoacidosis
Patients who are suffering from ketoacidosis may exhibit the following symptoms:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty breathing
- Abdominal pain
- Unusual fatigue
The FDA has warned patients who are taking Invokana to be aware of these symptoms and immediately seek medical attention if they believe they have developed ketoacidosis.
How an Invokana Ketoacidosis Lawsuit Can Help
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by bad drugs may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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