A New York Invokana attorney can help patients who have suffered severe side effects from the type 2 diabetes drug. In addition to other risks, the FDA has revised the warning label for Invokana due to bone fracture risk. Patients who have suffered severe side effects from their diabetes medication may be eligible to recover compensation through filing a New York Invokana lawsuit.
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FDA Claims Invokana Patients at Risk of Bone Fractures
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning users of the diabetes drug Invokana that they may be at an increased risk of suffering adverse reactions. Specifically, the FDA is informing users of canagliflozin, a type 2 diabetes medication marketed under the name Invokana, that it may reduce bone mineral density along the lower spine and at the hip. Invokana patients may also suffer bone fractures as soon as four months after they start taking the drug. Those involved with the FDA’s MedWatch program are asking patients to report these and other side effects in an effort to obtain additional information about the drug’s link to fractured bones.
While the FDA plans to continue to compile research about Invokana’s link to bone problems, several modifications and enhancements have been made to the drug’s label in the interim. The “adverse reactions” section now contains updated information related to these risks, and additional information about related precautions has also been added.
How a New York 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 are injured by Invokana may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- The permanency of the injury
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from complications after taking Invokana, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Patients who have suffered severe side effects after taking Invokana, as well as the families of those who have died as a result of complications with the drug, are encouraged to seek the advice of a New York Invokana attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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