IAccording to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Medication Guide, Invokana is a prescription medication designed to lower blood sugar levels in patients with Type 2 diabetes.
Unfortunately, this dangerous drug can also lead to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and an increased risk of lower limb amputation in certain individuals.
Individuals who took Invokana may be eligible for compensation for their losses, so please contact VanDerGinst Law if you suffered complications.
We can tell you more about your rights after reviewing your case at a free consultation. You may also find it useful to review some information regarding Invokana lawsuits.
Liability in Dangerous Drug Lawsuits
Drug companies must ensure that their medications are safe for consumer use, so they can be held liable when a dangerous product causes injuries. There are three types of defects that can make a drug unsafe, including:
- Design Mistakes: Certain medications may be dangerous because they are based upon an error in development or formulation. This type of defect impacts the entire line of drugs, instead of just a few batches.
- Manufacturing Flaws: When there is an error in the production process, one or a limited number of batches may be affected. An example would be accidentally introducing a dangerous substance during manufacturing.
- Failure to Warn: Some errors involve how a medication is marketed or sold to consumers, or physicians in the case of prescription drugs. If a manufacturer does not include proper labeling and warnings, serious injuries can result.
Invokana and Failure to Warn Claims
Prescription Invokana may be considered a dangerous drug under the third category above. Most Invokana lawsuits allege that the manufacturers failed to warn patients and physicians of the potential of developing DKA.
Had the companies provided such information, doctors would not have issued prescriptions and patients would not have agreed to take Invokana for Type 2 diabetes.
Plus, if they had been aware of the potential risks, physicians would have monitored patients more diligently.
With respect to the increase in amputation, there may be claims related to design errors in developing Invokana. The ingredients in the drug doubles the risk of amputation in diabetic patients.
Compensation in a Dangerous Drugs Case
If you suffered injuries due to a dangerous drug like Invokana, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses in two categories:
- Economic losses, including medical bills for hospitalization, treatment, prescriptions, and related expenses. If you missed work because of your Invokana-related complications, you can also seek lost wages.
- Non-economic losses, which are your subjective damages based upon how your injuries affect your life. Pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, emotional distress, and related losses fall into this category.
Talk to an Experienced Lawyer About Invokana Lawsuits
If you took prescription Invokana and suffered lower limb amputation or other health complications, please contact VanDerGinst Law to schedule a free consultation.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in dangerous drug cases, and we can tell you more about how to file a claim for compensation.