The manufacturers of prescription drugs have a responsibility to adequately inform patients of side effects. When drug manufacturers fail to provide this information, injured victims can — and should —hold them liable for the resulting damages. If you or a loved one experienced kidney damage, ketoacidosis, bacterial infections, or other complications after taking Invokana, you may be eligible to file a claim against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the drug.
Eligibility for an Invokana Mass Tort
Invokana is a prescription drug designed to help patients with Type 2 diabetes better manage their blood sugar. It is an SGLT2 inhibitor, which works by helping the kidneys remove more sugar from the bloodstream, making it easier for Type 2 diabetics to manage their sugar levels with diet and exercise.
Like most prescription drugs, there are several mild side effects, such as urinary tract infections, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, and headache. However, there are also severe side effects many patients may not have been aware of. These include:
- Necrotizing fasciitis, a serious bacterial infection
- Amputation of lower limbs
- Kidney damage
- Low blood sugar
- Urosepsis, a severe UTI which spreads to the bloodstream
- Broken bones
If you experienced any of these side effects, you may be able to recover damages caused by Invokana. An Invokana lawsuit lawyer can help you explore your options and file a suit. Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to review your case.
How an Invokana Lawyer Can Help You
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we believe patients have a right to make informed decisions about the drugs they take. When drug manufacturers fail to provide adequate warnings or use misleading marketing tactics, they should be held accountable.
We can help you determine if you are eligible to join the mass tort. We can also help you hold the makers of Invokana accountable in the following ways.
Research and Gather Data
Drug-related lawsuits can be complicated and may involve dozens or even hundreds of other victims. We will gather medical studies, read medical reports, and investigate similar cases to build a strong case for you to recover damages.
Consult with Medical Experts
When necessary, we may work with medical experts, including doctors, surgeons, and medical researchers.
These experts can testify how using Invokana changed your life and how the symptoms will affect your life going forward.
Build Your Case
Once we have researched and gathered data, we will begin to build your case. This includes proving your symptoms and estimating your damages, such as medical bills and loss of future income.
Represent You in Negotiations & Court
If possible, we will negotiate a settlement without ever going to court. If the company or their insurance provider fails to negotiate in good faith, we may take your case to court. Regardless of how your case is settled, our legal team will represent you each step of the way through the mass tort.
If you experienced complications after using Invokana, we can help you pursue damages for your injuries. Contact an Invokana lawsuit lawyer today to see if you might be eligible to join the mass tort: 1-800-747-3733.
Damages Available in Invokana Cases
The damages available to you for your Invokana case will depend on the details of your case, including the severity of your symptoms. For example, if you sustained kidney damage and require regular dialysis treatment, you may recover more than another patient in the mass tort who suffered a broken bone.
Common types of damages recovered in prescription drug mass tort cases include the following.
Medical Care Costs
You may be eligible to recover the cost of medical treatment and care, including future expenses for long-term disabilities. Bills covered may include testing, surgeries, hospital stays, rehabilitation, prescription drugs, and doctor visits.
Wages and Employment Benefits
If you miss work due to treatments or are unable to work due to symptoms, you may recover those lost wages.
If your injuries make you unable to work or unable to do the same work, you may recover loss of future wages and employment benefits such as insurance or retirement benefits.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
Significant complications can have long-term effects on your life. You may recover compensation for loss of enjoyment of life if you are unable to engage in activities you enjoyed previously or suffer from conditions such as chronic pain.
Pain and Suffering
You may also recover damages for the mental and physical pain you suffered as a result of using the drug Invokana. These damages may include fear, insomnia, physical pain and suffering, scarring, and inconvenience.
Wrongful Death Claims
If your loved one passed away due to complications from using Invokana, you may be eligible to recover death benefits, which include funeral costs, medical bills, and loss of financial support.
Speak with an Invokana Lawsuit Lawyer Today
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we believe you have the right to make informed decisions about your health. When drug companies fail to report side effects or use misleading marketing tactics, they should be held responsible for their actions.
Our team can help you determine if you are eligible to join a mass tort and recover compensation for the damages you incurred. Our goal is to hold the drug companies responsible and help you get the compensation you deserve. You do not have to fight alone.
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free review of your Invokana case.