Diabetes is a huge epidemic in the U.S. It’s been estimated that almost 30 million Americans have diabetes. In most cases, diabetes is manageable, but if not carefully managed, it can result in an early death. Currently, diabetes is ranked 7th among the leading causes of death. The most common type of diabetes is Type 2, which can result in heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, strokes, and more if not treated.
There are a number of drugs on the market to help control the effects of Type 2 diabetes. Many of those drugs work by lowering blood sugar level. One of the drugs is Invokana. Invokana is a prescription medication that is designed to stimulate the kidneys to extract sugar from the blood and expel it from the body.
Although Invokana has worked well for some people, it has some dangerous and deadly side effects. Some patients have experienced kidney damage as a result of taking Invokana. In other patients, ketoacidosis develops. Ketoacidosis happens when there are low levels of insulin in the blood, causing ketones to build up in the blood stream. Other patients have heart attacks as a result of blocked arteries.
Although Invokana has not been recalled, over 50 lawsuits have been filed against the drug’s manufacturers in several different states. A court in New Jersey is considering whether or not to consolidate the cases.
If you have been harmed as a result of taking Invokana, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.