Foley and Small is accepting and litigating cases on behalf of clients who have suffered injuries
as a result of the use of the drug Invokana.
The Invokana litigation involves allegations that Invokana causes diabetic ketoacidosis and
other acute kidney damage, which can lead to death as well as leg and foot amputations. It is
alleged that defendant Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which developed and manufactured the
drug, failed to adequately test the drug and warn of its risks.
Invokana went on sale in 2013 to treat Type 2 diabetes by inhibiting renal glucose reabsorption
with the goal of lowering blood glucose. Canagliflozin is a member of the gliflozin
Understanding the SGLT2 Inhibitors’ Diabetic Ketoacidosis Risk: Diabetic ketoacidosis
(DKA) is a serious condition in which the blood has too much acid, causing a malfunction
in bodily systems. DKA is serious and can be fatal. Since it is typically not common in
Type 2 diabetic, DKA can be doubly dangerous when it hits unexpectedly.
“In May 2015, the FDA issued a warning about the risk of developing diabetic
ketoacidosis while using SGLT2 inhibitors. That December, the FDA updated the drugs’
labels to include warnings about developing ketoacidosis even with near-normal blood
glucose levels.” Reported in Pharmacy Times-Invokana Ketoacidosis Risk.
FDA Issues Warning for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs: SGLT2 inhibitors linked to potentially
fatal condition called keto acidosis:
A certain class of Type 2 diabetes drugs can lead to a life-threatening condition called
ketoacidosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. These prescription drugs are
called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and include canaliflozin,
dapagliflozin, and empagliflozin. They work by prompting the kidneys to remove sugar in
the blood through urine.
Foley and Small is accepting Invokana cases resulting in:
If you, or a family member, or a close friend have suffered injuries as a result of the use of
Invokana, contact Foley and Small.
-Douglas D. Small
-Edmond W. Foley
If you or a family member has suffered adverse effects from using a pharmaceutical that has been recalled or undergone required FDA labeling changes, contact your doctor. You should consult your doctor to learn more about the problems and side effects from use of such drugs.
Foley & Small can help if you or a family member has suffered injury or other adverse effects from the use of such drugs. Please contact us for a free case evaluation and consultation.
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Represented family members suffering injury after being struck by a delivery vehicle which failed to stop for a stop sign.
Represented delivery driver of RV units injured in crash with vehicle on interstate highway resulting in severe lower extremity injuries. Settlements with two defendants and verdict against a third defendant.
Represented client rearended by truck resulting in concussive and hand injuries.
Represented client involved in an intersectional accident resulting in chest and upper extremity injuries.
Represented woman struck by a vehicle involved in a high speed auto chase.
Represented high school student injured in highway intersection accident suffering vertebral fractures.
Represented elderly handicapped gentlemen who fell on asphalt debris in apartment complex parking lot.
Represented woman injured at county road intersection collision suffering complex hand injuries.
Lead counsel in Indiana working to secure a settlement of $125,000,000.00 against the New England Compounding Center and its officers, directors and employees arising from fungus contaminated epidural injections distributed throughout the United States, including Indiana and Michigan.
Represented worker injured at work site due to injuries caused by third party contractors (not employer).
Retail store slip and fall claim resulting in brain injury.
Represented estate of employee injured as a result of an at-work explosion caused by third party contractor.
Represented woman injured due to defective product resulting in injuries involving significant complications and multiple follow up procedures.
Represented estate of construction worker injured who suffered fatal injuries during the course of assisting and the unloading of construction materials from a trailer.
Represented estate of man electrocuted while working on farm property. Settlement with certain defendants and trial with one defendant.
Represented estate of middle age woman who suffered fatal injuries during the course of a car semi-tractor collision.
Represented estate of man who died from injuries due to collision with a semi-tractor trailer.
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