Injuries Associated with Invokana
Attorney Bob Schwartz discusses legal claims for injuries associated with diabetes medicine Invokana.
Invokana is a new class of diabetes medicine promoted as being able to lower blood sugar with a once-daily pill. Made by Janssen, a division of Johnson & Johnson, it works by stopping glucose from being reabsorbed into the blood. The FDA recently required Janssen to include in Invokana’s label the strongest possible warning for a prescription drug: a black-box warning. This safety alert states that Invokana has been shown to increase the risk of leg, foot, and toe amputations. The notification is based on final results of clinical trials, which show that Invokana users may have a risk of amputation that is twice as high as normal. Janssen claims that it could help with weight loss and lower blood pressure while providing greater blood sugar reductions than its competitors. What they failed to do was warn of the medicine’s dangers that it increases the risk of amputation and diabetic ketoacidosis. If you or someone you love took Invokana and then had to have a leg amputated below the knee, and specifically a toe or toes amputated, or was diagnosed with ketoacidosis, you may have a claim against its manufacturer for compensation.