Invokana Diabetic Ketoacidosis Lawsuit Filed in California Federal Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
November 04, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsNovember 4, 2015 - A new Invokana lawsuit (http://www.rxinjuryhelp.com/invokana/lawsuit/) has been filed in California federal court on behalf of a woman who allegedly developed diabetics ketoacidosis due to her use of the Type 2 diabetes medication. According to her October 26th filing in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, the Plaintiff was prescribed Invokana by her physician to improve glycemic control in conjunction with diet and exercise. In October 2013, she was hospitalized as a result of diabetic ketoacidosis. The complaint claims that Johnson & Johnson and other Defendants were aware of data linking Invokana to the development of diabetic ketoacidosis, but failed to adequately warn physicians about the risks associated with the medication and the monitoring required to ensure their patients' safety. (Case No. 2:15-at-01102)
"Our Firm has heard from a number of individuals who allegedly developed ketoacidosis due to their use of Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitor diabetes drugs. As we continue to investigate these claims, we will monitor this matter closely," says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is now evaluating product liability claims on behalf of Type 2 diabetes patients who were hospitalized following a diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis, allegedly due to their use of SGLT2 inhibitors.
Invokana and Diabetic Ketoacidosis
SGLT2 inhibitors lower blood glucose levels by facilitating the removal of glucose via the kidneys. Launched in March 2013, Invokana was the first SGLT2 inhibitor to be approved for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. Other medications in this class include Invokamet, Farxiga, Xigduo XR, Jardiance, and Glyxambi.
Diabetic ketoacidosis, also known as acidosis, ketoacidosis, or ketosis, is a potentially life-threatening condition that can lead to diabetic coma or death. The condition occurs when toxic blood acids called ketones accumulate in the blood. In May 2015, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating 20 reports of diabetic ketoacidosis in patients taking SGLT2 inhibitors to determine whether changes are needed in the prescribing information for this class of medications. The incidents which prompted the FDA to act all occurred from March 2013 to June 6, 2014. However, the agency also acknowledged that additional reports have been received since June 2014. The FDA has advised SGLT2 inhibitor patients to seek medical attention immediately if they experience difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, confusion, and unusual fatigue or sleepiness.
Type 2 diabetes patients who were hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis while using Invokana or another SGLT2 inhibitor medication may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other related damages. To learn more about filing an Invokana lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website, or call the Firm directly at 800-511-5092.
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