Have You or a Loved One, Developed the Rare Condition Known as Fournier's Gangrene, After Taking Invokana or one of The Other SGLT2 Drugs for Diabetes?
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A report from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention states that more than 100 million Americans are living with diabetes. Diabetes is strongly associated with obesity, making Texas, known for its obesity rates, one of the states where the most residents are suffering. If you or a loved has suffered injury or amputation as a result of Invokana, contact a Texas Invokana attorney from Carabin & Shaw as soon as possible to assist you with you Invokana lawsuit.
In 2013, people living with type-2 diabetes were introduced to Invokana. Invokana is one of a class of drugs known as canagliflozin, a SGLT2 inhibitor that blocks glucose from being absorbed into the bloodstream by increasing glucose loss in the urine instead. In May of 2017, the FDA acknowledged that patients taking Invokana have double the risk of needing a toe, foot, or leg amputation after the results of the CANVAS study on the drug’s deadly side-effects.
Since Invokana reduces blood sugar by increasing urination, side effects for Texas Invokana users can be more than harmful. The increasing need to have to urinate can often result in extreme dehydration, which can cause blood circulation issues.
Poor circulation is much more dangerous for people suffering from diabetes. Since diabetes and high blood sugar already cause the blood vessels in the foot to harden over time, it makes it that much harder for diabetes victims to heal, especially in the legs and feet. Often, this directly results in amputation of either the feet, legs or toes.
It is important not to stop taking Invokana before first speaking with your doctor. However, if you or a loved one in Texas has experienced amputation after being prescribed Invokana, you should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will help you build your Invokana lawsuit and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
Unfortunately, Invokana has also been discovered to have other side effects in addition to foot, leg, and toe amputations. Paying close attention to side effects that you or a loved one experience is crucial when looking into your Invokana lawsuit. Patients taking Invokana have also been susceptible to other health problems including:
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Ketones are harmful compounds produced by the liver when it runs out of natural insulin, and when too many ketones build in the bloodstream, the result can be comas, brain swelling, and even death. With side effects this serious, contacting a Texas attorney to help fight your case should be a top priority. Allow your attorney to fight for you and your family while you work through some of the serious side effects associated with Invokana.
- Kidney failure: The FDA stated in 2016 that people who have diabetes and take Invokana have a greater chance of experienced kidney failure. Additionally, those with pre-existing kidney conditions have an even greater chance of experiencing kidney failure, which can become fatal.
- Additional symptoms can include dehydration, nausea, fatigue, constipation, urinary tract infections, and many more.
Diabetes is a serious and life-threatening disease that many type-2 sufferers have relied on Invokana to help tame. If you or a loved one have taken Invokana to assist with your diabetes and have suffered an amputation or any of the symptoms above, it is imperative to contact an attorney to help file an Invokana lawsuit. You and your loved ones deserve an attorney willing to fight for the justice and compensation you need to get back to living a normal life.
The team of attorneys at Carabin & Shaw are seasoned professionals experienced in unsafe medication lawsuits just like Invokana, and we are ready to assist you with your claim. To find the closest Carabin & Shaw office serving near you, contact us at any time for a free consultation at 800-862-1260.