Invokana Lawyers Review Lawsuits for Kidney Failure, Ketoacidosis

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted May 29, 2015


Only two years after Invokana was introduced as the first member of a new class of diabetes drugs, serious concerns about the potential side effects associated with the medication have emerged. The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are now reviewing potential Invokana injury lawsuits for former users throughout the United States who have suffered:

  • Acidosis, Ketoacidosis or Diabetic Ketoacidosis Resulting in Hospitalization
  • Kidney Failure, Renal Impairment or the need for a Kidney Transplant
  • Wrongful Death
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Emerging information about the risk of serious and potentially life-threatening Invokana side effects raises serious questions about the pre-marketing research and development of this new-generation diabetes treatment, which is known as a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor.

Unlike older type 2 diabetes drugs, Invokana inhibits normal kidney function to lower blood sugar levels, causing substantial amounts of sugar to be excreted in the urine.

Signs of serious safety problems with Invokana were seen during animal and human clinical trials, and available data is insufficient to establish whether the drug has measurable benefit on the complications associated with diabetes.

In May 2015, the FDA issued a warning about the potential link between Invokana and ketoacidosis, which involves a build up of acid in the blood. This serious medical complication often requires hospitalization may result in a risk of death in severe cases. Potential symptoms may include:

  • Breathing Difficulty
  • Nausea, Vomiting or Abdominal Pain
  • Confusion, Fatigue or Sleepiness

Adverse event reports submitted to the FDA also suggest that users may face an increased risk of kidney impairment from Invokana, with incidents of kidney failure seen at alarming numbers during the first year the drug was on the market. Symptoms of Invokana kidney failure may include:

  • Jaundice
  • Nausea, Vomiting and Abdominal Pain
  • Confusion, Disorientation, Problems Concentrating or Sleepiness

In severe cases this may result in the need for dialysis treatment or kidney transplant surgery.

Invokana Class Action Lawsuits

The Invokana lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing whether former users may be entitled to financial compensation through a class action lawsuit and individual injury case. All claims are pursued on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire a lawyer and we receive not attorneys fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained. Request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

1 Comment • Add Your Comments

  • Craig says:

    I was taking Invokana when I virtually collapsed and was admitted to the ER. I was diagnosed with ketoacidosis and nearly died. I incurrred major hospital bills and have struggled with recovery ever since. I had been taking invokana for only two months August and September 2013 before I went in to the hospital October 3rd or 4th.

    Posted on August 15, 2015 at 4:25 pm

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