There are many people who have filed lawsuits against Invokana because they failed to warn people about the associated risks of this product. The victims argue that that if there was proper information about the impending dangers, the doctor would have given different medications other the Invokana and the SGLT2.
So, what is Invokana? This is a prescription medication used to lower blood glucose. This medication can also help in improving the glycemic levels of people living with the type 2 diabetes. Invokana is supposed to be taken in combination with both diet and exercise. The medicine helps control blood sugar by enabling the kidney to remove sugar through urine.
Some of the side effects that are associated with the medication include;Kidney failure
Ketoacidosis is a condition where the body has high levels of ketone bodies. If you suffer from this condition, you will be at risk of diabetic coma, hospitalization and even death. This condition develops when your body does not produce the required insulin to help in blood glucose.
A huge percentage of the victims have filed lawsuits for developing diabetic ketoacidosis after they took the Invokana. Some of the side effects that they have developed include;
Other lawsuits that have been filed are related to wrongful-death, kidney damage, stroke and heart attack.
The lawsuits that have been filed are not class action. In the present time, the lawyers are filing the lawsuits on behalf of the individuals and their families.
Class action is a type of lawsuit that involves the claims of a group of people that has been affected by a certain product upon consumption or usage, in this case Invokana. The plaintiffs will choose the class action as it involves a group instead of doing it as an individual.
However, the court may consolidate the lawsuits into the MDL if many of these claims are filed at once. With the MDL system, all the claims are grouped together.
Many lawsuits are still going on which means that settlements have not yet been made. At the moment, the SGLT2 inhibitor lawsuits are still in pending. If you are experiencing any of the side effects that the FDA have linked to the drug, there is still time for you to file a lawsuit. There is something called the Statute of Limitations which means that you need to file a claim in a specified time period.
You need to consult an Invokana lawyer before filing a lawsuit against the manufacturing company. They will help you determine if you have the right to file a lawsuit and if it is legally okay for you to file the lawsuit.