Invokana was first introduced as a type 2 diabetes drug, meant to prevent kidneys from reabsorbing glucose and instead flush out the excess glucose through the urine. Manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and parent company Johnson & Johnson, this drug showed issues early on, sparking concern from the FDA. While the FDA requested additional studies of Invokana, the drug continued to be sold on the market, reaching millions of individuals suffering from type 2 diabetes. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys of Peterson & Associates, P.C. are currently representing victims of Invokana as a result of the drug’s adverse effects and consequences.
Patients taking Invokana have suffered from the following health concerns, including but not limited to:
- Heart attack
- Kidney stones
- Kidney failure or impairment
- Increased cholesterol
- Allergic reactions
- Urinary tract infections
- Dehydrations and various fluid imbalances
- Abnormal weight loss
- Various hypersensitivities
Even with the FDA’s approval, Invokana proved to be a dangerous drug, one that caused harm to countless consumers. The risks were too large to begin with, and the long-term effects of the drug were unknown at the time it hit the shelves.
Contact Our Experienced & Skilled Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one was harmed by your use of Invokana, our Kansas City personal injury attorneys of Peterson & Associates, P.C. will do everything possible to successfully fight for justice on your behalf. Our legal team understands few things are quite as devastating as suffering at the hands of a medication you believed would otherwise help you, which is why we take our role as your legal advocate seriously.
Interested in speaking to a member of our team? Don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience by calling 816-888-8888.