A Nevada Invokana lawyer notes that research focused on the diabetes drug has raised questions about whether the potential side effects of the drug offset its health benefits. Patients who have suffered severe side effects from their diabetes medication may be eligible to recover compensation through filing a Nevada Invokana lawsuit.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Nevada. 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 Nevada Invokana lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
FDA: Bone Fractures and Ketoacidosis Risks Revealed in Post-Market Studies
Reports from patients and warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggest that Invokana, a medication used to manage Type II diabetes, may expose patients to health risks that outweigh any benefits it offers. According to The Huffington Post, the FDA has issued warnings that, according to post-market studies, Invokana patients may be more likely to suffer from osteoporosis, bone fractures and diabetic ketoacidosis, a condition in which acids in the blood build up to dangerous levels. Patient reports have also linked the drug to serious complications such as kidney damage, kidney failure and heart problems. Additionally, Invokana has a 92 percent higher rate of complications than other diabetes drugs in its class.
One patient advocacy group has questioned whether the benefits of Invokana justify these risks and whether the drug should have FDA approval. Furthermore, some FDA committee members didn’t support the initial approval of Invokana, and many of the drug’s issues were only uncovered in post-market studies. Still, Invokana remains widely prescribed. Hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. reportedly use the drug and may be at risk for these serious side effects, the website reported.
How a Nevada Invokana Lawyer 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 are injured by Invokana 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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