Invokana® Lower-Limb Amputation Lawsuits
My law firm currently represents clients who report amputation injuries after taking Invokana®, Invokamet® or another SLGT2 inhibitor.
Were you or a loved one unknowingly exposed to an increased risk of an amputation due to a prescription drug?
You may want to consider speaking to a lawyer right away about your rights and remedies, including the possibility of filing a lawsuit against the makers of these drugs. Please remember that deadlines exist on all claims.
Two Simple Questions Related To Whether You Have a Valid Claim
Can you answer these two simple questions?
Did you or a loved one take the prescription medication Invokana® or Invokamet®?
Did you or your loved one then suffer an amputation involving legs, feet or toes?
If this describes your situation, please strongly consider contacting an attorney specializing in Invokana® amputation lawsuits sooner rather than later.
Invokana® Gets Black Box Warning for Amputations.
A black box warning is the US Food and Drug Administration’s most prominent warning. The warning is meant to call special attention to a side effect or danger of taking the drug. In the case of Invokana® and Invokamet®, the side effect or danger at issue is an amputation.
Here is an excerpt from what the FDA says: “Based on new data from two large clinical trials, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that the type 2 diabetes medication canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR) causes an increased risk of leg and foot amputations. We are requiring new warnings, including our most prominent Boxed Warning, to be added to the canagliflozin drug labels to describe this risk.”
This is serious. If this applies to you or a loved one, get help now.
Aren’t prescription drugs supposed to make you better?
Why do you take prescription drugs? To help you get better, right? It is hard to imagine taking a prescription drug that increases the risk for something as permanent and catastrophic as an amputation. But it’s true. The new Invokana® language quoted above says it loud and clear.
Consult Your Doctor On All Medical Decisions, Including The Decision To Stop Taking Any Medication.
Just because a medication has a black box warning, does not mean you should just take yourself off the medication without consulting your doctor. Any medical decision, including the decision to stop taking a medication, should be made in consultation with your doctor.
How Do You Know If You Have An Invokana® Lawsuit?
The short answer is you will likely not know whether you have an Invokana® lawsuit unless you speak to a lawyer. Attorneys experienced in such claims can counsel you on whether you or a loved one may have such a claim.
If you had a leg, foot or toe amputation, an attorney or lawyer can guide you through this process and can advise you on whether you have a potential lawsuit with merit.
The FDA has now spoken on the amputation risk for this drug, but this may not be the last word. A lawyer or law firm can assist in updating you with pertinent information that you may not be able to find on your own.
Drug Amputation Lawyers.
Why go it alone? You should talk to a lawyer. There is no obligation as our initial consultation is always free.
Experienced lawyers and attorneys can help with legal claims involving diabetes medications such as SLGT2 inhibitors like Invokana®. An experienced attorney can investigate your claim related to an amputation and its causes and can counsel you on whether a lawsuit can be brought. Legal claims have deadlines and, therefore, if you think you suffered an injury you should contact a lawyer today. Before hiring any lawyer, you should consider the experience of that attorney.