Invokana and Invokamet, two drugs used to treat Type II diabetes in adults, have been linked to a higher risk of amputation, diabetic ketoacidosis, and other complications. According to recent studies, patients who took Invokana or Invokamet were two times as likely to require foot or toe amputation compared to individuals who did not take the drug. Additionally, the risk of complications like ketoacidosis or ketosis was shown to increase with regular use of the drug.
If you or a loved one took Invokana or Invokamet for Type II diabetes and suffered serious, life-altering, or fatal effects, the dangerous and defective drug attorneys at Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton can help you fight for your rights. We are accepting cases where the individual used Invokana or Invokamet for Type II diabetes and suffered diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) resulting in hospitalization and/or a catastrophic injury relating to DKA, including death, sepsis/septic shock, or a severe cardiovascular event after taking these drugs.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF KETOACIDOSIS?
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious, life-threatening condition that usually requires hospitalization and/or medical treatment. Ketoacidosis occurs when the bloodstream contains low levels of insulin and the body is forced to burn fat rather than glucose. This, in turn, results in the production of ketones.
Some common signs and symptoms of ketoacidosis include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Abdominal pain
If left untreated, diabetic ketoacidosis can be life-threatening. If you or someone you know suffered ketoacidosis or other complications as a result of taking Invokana or Invokamet, our defective drug attorneys can help you hold the responsible parties accountable. With more than a century in practice, we have access to a multitude of resources, as well as an in-depth knowledge of these types of complex cases, that we are prepared to put to work for you.