Patients who are prescribed INVOKANA hope to lower their blood sugar by improving glycemic control, but the drug has had many adverse effects. The drug is supposed to allow the kidneys to rid the body of excess glucose when urinating. However, many patients have experienced complications that have been attributed to the drug.
We seek to hold the manufacturer liable while allowing you to continue to receive the care you need.
Some of the most common complications suffered due to taking INVOKANA include:
- Diabetic ketoacidosis: Ketoacidosis causes the body to fail to produce the amount of insulin needed to allow glucose to enter the cells. Instead, the body uses stored fat to use as energy. The acids that build up in the bloodstream become toxic and can lead to a diabetic coma or death.
- Kidney failure: The kidneys eliminate waste from the body, but when the kidneys fail, that waste accumulates. In some instances, this condition can lead to complete kidney failure or significant kidney damage, heart inflammation, fluid ion the lungs, or death.
- Increased risk of needing amputation: The Food and Drug Administration reports that INVOKANA increases users' risk of requiring amputation.
Symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis include extreme thirst, nausea and vomiting, excessive fatigue, and confusion. If you have taken INVOKANA and begin to experience any of these symptoms, it is critical to visit a physician immediately. It is important to advise a treating physician of all drugs you have taken, including INVOKANA.
Why You Should Call an Attorney
As with any injury, if you are hurt and unable to perform your job or other daily duties, you can suffer significant losses beyond physical pain. Loss of income, extreme medical expenses, long-term physical care and therapy needs, and a decrease in your quality of life are common. An attorney can help you collect compensation for these losses by initiating action against the manufacturer. We seek to hold the manufacturer liable while allowing you to continue to receive the care you need.
Fewer than three percent of attorneys in the state of Texas are certified specialists in personal injury law. Rocky Walton is one of those attorneys. If your family's livelihood is on the line due to the negligence of a pharmaceutical manufacturer, trust your case to an attorney who can uphold your rights in court.
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If you have taken INVOKANA and are experiencing any complications, we are here to help. To schedule a free case review, contact us online or call us at (817) 429-4299.