Invokana is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. While the medication was approved by the FDA with a warning of some potential side effects, not all side effects were included in the warnings. Recently many new and life-threatening side effects of Invokana have come to light. The people harmed by Invokana did not have adequate information or warnings to make an informed decision about the medication, and they are therefore entitled to compensation due to the negligence of the manufacturers to disclose the potential hazards.
Invokana Affects Way of Life
Your quality of life could be significantly impacted by Invokana. New studies have found that diabetic patients who take Invokana are twice as likely to suffer a toe, foot, or lower limb amputation due to complications of the disease. Losing a limb or digit can significantly impact your way of life, affecting you for years to come. You may not be able to continue working or need to hire help for everyday tasks.
Invokana Affects Your Health
Invokana has also recently been linked to increased risk of acute kidney injury or kidney failure. These conditions can require lifelong treatment, and sometimes they require an organ transplant. While kidney failure is not necessarily immediately life-threatening, it does shorten your life expectancy and can cause additional health problems and risks.
Invokana Can Be Life-Threatening
The manufacturers of Invokana failed to issue warnings about the life-threatening potential side effects as well. These include diabetic ketoacidosis, which can cause cerebral edema, bowel necrosis, and death. People who take Invokana are at a much higher risk of ketoacidosis than those who control their diabetes with other medications.
If you have been taking Invokana and are suffering from any of these side effects, compensation is available for you. Many people have successfully received settlements from Invokana manufacturers. Contact our st petersburg lawyers today for a consultation.