As patients continue to allege that they were injured by the diabetes drug Invokana, some with the help of an Ohio Invokana attorney, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication warning that the drug may be linked to a decrease in bone density and may increase the risk of bone fractures. Patients who have suffered severe side effects from their diabetes medication may be eligible to recover compensation through filing an Ohio Invokana lawsuit.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Ohio 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 Ohio Invokana attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
FDA: Reduction in Bone Density in Hip and Spine Also Possible
The type 2 diabetes drug, with alleged links to low blood sugar, kidney issues, higher cholesterol and yeast infections, among other medical problems, has now been associated with two more serious side effects. Decreased bone density and an enhanced risk of bone fractures are some of the newly uncovered risks faced by patients taking canagliflozin, which is often marketed under the name Invokana.
Because of the drug’s possible link to bone issues, which was uncovered during a series of nine clinical trials involving Invokana exposure, the FDA is strengthening and modifying its warnings concerning Invokana. The FDA’s new information cautions that patients are at an increased risk of bone fractures as early as three months after they begin taking Invokana, and that reductions in bone mineral density in the hip and spine are also possible. Furthermore, when patients did experience fractures due to trauma, the trauma was often a minor accident, such as a fall from standing height, the agency reported.
How an Ohio 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 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 Ohio Invokana attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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