Invokana Leg and Foot Amputations are a Problem Unique to this Diabetes Drug
Amid increasing evidence that side effects of Invokana may increase the risk of leg, foot and toe amputations, the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing lawsuits for individuals who have experienced these problems, which appear to be a unique issue with Invokana.
Shortly after it became apparent that this new generation diabetes drug was causing a disproportiate number of serious injuries, our law firm has been representing individuals nationwide who are pursuing an Invokana lawsuit, including claims for:
Most recently, following the results of a new study and updated warnings required by the FDA, our lawyers have been reviewing Invokana leg and foot amputation cases, which may impact nearly six out of every 1,000 individuals who use the medication, which is double the risk seen among diabetics treated with a placebo.
Did You or a Loved One Have a Leg, Foot or Toes Amputated on Invokana?
In May 2017, the FDA issued a drug safety communication to announce that an Invokana “black box” warning would be added prominently to the drug label to provide information to users and the medical community about reports of leg, foot and toe amputations.
The warning was also added to Invokamet, which combines Invokana with the older diabetes drug metformin. However, the warning was NOT required for other medications that are part of the same new class of drugs, such as Farxiga, Jardiance and others.
Manufacturers of these competing diabetes drugs have issued statements in recent months, highlighting findings that demonstrate their medications have not been linked to the same amputations problems Invokana users have experienced, suggesting that the risk is not a “class effect” for all SGLT2 inhibitors. Rather the increased likelihod of leg and foot amputations on Invokana is a unique risk for users of this specific drug.
Invokana Amputation Lawyers
An amputated foot, leg or multiple toes can have a serious impact on a diabetic’s health and overall quality of life. If these Invokana problems could have been avoided by the use of a different diabetes, the pharmaceutical company had an obligation to warn consumers and the medical community.
Free consultations and case evaluations are provided by the Invokana amputation lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A., and there are never any attorney fees or expenses unless a financial recovery is obtained in your case. Lawsuits are also being pursued for individuals who have been hospitalized due to diabetic ketoacidosis or diagnosed with kidney failure.
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I just had my right leg amputated on September 23, 2017. It was infected with staph. The emergency room doctor kept waiting for the drug they were using to take effect and it went into my blood and the leg had to be amputated because they waited too long for the drug to work but never did which caused the infection to spread up my leg.The only thing the doctor said to do in order to save me from death was to amputate my leg.
Posted on December 4, 2017 at 1:00 am