An Invokana amputation lawsuit may be an option for diabetes patients who required amputation of their legs, feet, or toes after taking the widely-promoted diabetes drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication concerning interim safety results from an ongoing clinical trial that found an increase in leg and foot amputations, mostly affecting the toes, in patients treated with Invokana. Patients who have suffered severe side effects from their diabetes medication may be eligible to recover compensation with the assistance of an Invokana lawyer.
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Invokana Amputation Risk-FDA Safety Announcement
While the May 2016 FDA safety announcement cautioned that this new safety issue with the diabetes drug is still under investigation, interim results suggest that amputations occurred about twice as often in patients treated with Invokana compared to patients treated with a placebo. The preliminary data from the clinical trial found that seven in 1,000 patients taking Invokana required amputations compared to three in 1,000 patients taking a placebo.
Patients taking Invokana should notify their health care professionals immediately if they notice any new pain or tenderness, sores or ulcers, or infections in their legs or feet. However, the agency added that patients should not stop or change their diabetes medicines without first consulting their prescriber, as doing so may lead to uncontrolled blood sugar levels, blindness, nerve and kidney damage, and heart disease.
The agency states that it is continuing to evaluate this safety issue and will update the public when more information becomes available. The FDA urges health care professionals and patients to report side effects involving Invokana to the FDA MedWatch program.
Other Invokana Side Effects
Potential Invokana side effects include:
- Kidney Failure
- Heart Attack
- Urinary tract infections
- Bone fractures
The safety announcement comes after Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors received label updates in 2015 after the FDA discovered that this class of drugs was linked to an increased risk of ketoacidosis or too much acid in the blood, and urinary tract infections.
How an Invokana Amputation 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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