SGLT2 Inhibitors Lawsuit
If you or someone close to you developed Fournier’s Gangrene after taking Invokana, Farxiga, Jardiance, or another SGLT2 inhibitor for diabetes, you could be owed significant compensation. The Fournier’s gangrene lawsuit attorneys of Williams Kherkher are actively investigating claims on behalf of patients just like you who took a diabetes drug at the direction of their doctor and developed necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum. Our attorneys are ready to talk to you right away, so schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation with us at (866) 303-0395 and let us help you determine what type of compensation might be available to you.
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Manufacturers of these diabetes drugs have a responsibility to test the drugs for harmful side effects and warn doctors and patients about the potential harm their drugs could cause. When they fail to do so, you have a right to hold them accountable for infections and harm their drugs cause. When your health has been jeopardized by a drug company that is only out to make a profit, the attorneys of Williams Kherkher will be there to fight for you and see that justice is served.
Our consultations are always free, and you won’t owe us a penny unless we get compensation for you. Don’t wait. Contact us at (866) 303-0395, fill out a contact form, or chat with us live right now.
While no cases have been settled yet regarding diabetes drugs and Fournier’s gangrene, this is not the first time these drug manufacturers have been forced to pay for harm that they’ve caused people who took their medications. Patients who have been harmed by diabetes drugs they took to help them with their condition have received compensation including:
- $9 billion to a man who developed bladder cancer after taking the diabetes drug Actos. The judge in the case ordered Eli Lilly and Takeda to pay the main in 2014. Takeda agreed to pay an additional $2.37 billion to settle 9,000 more cases.
- Almost $1 billion settlement from GlaxoSmithKline for Avandia cases from 2010 to 2011. The company set aside an additional $3.4 billion for future Avandia settlements.
Patients who were harmed by dangerous diabetes drugs have been able to secure significant settlements and verdicts against the drug manufacturers. Like most cases that involve taking on large multinational companies, getting justice may only be possible with an experienced legal team that knows how to win, and win big.
What is a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) Inhibitor?
Along with diet and exercise, doctors often prescribe SGLT2 inhibitors for adults with type 2 diabetes. The drugs work to help the kidneys remove sugar from the body through the patient’s urine.
What is this latest diabetes drug lawsuit about?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just issued a warning to doctors and patients about cases of necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum caused by SGLT2 inhibitors. This condition, also known as Fournier’s gangrene, is a serious infection of the genitals, perianal, and perineal regions, caused by anaerobic and aerobic microorganisms.
The FDA identified twelve cases over a five-year period from March of 2013 to May of 2018 in which patients who took SGLT2 inhibitors developed this infection within several months of starting therapy. Each of the reported cases required surgery, and one patient died as a result of this infection.
Symptoms of Fournier’s gangrene
Fournier’s gangrene is a very serious infection of the genitals and the area around the genitals. Patients who began SGLT2 therapy and developed necrotizing fasciitis reported severe symptoms including:
- Pain in the genital or anal area
- Swelling of the affected area
- Unpleasant odor from the infected area
- A “crackling” sound when the affected area is touched
Treatment of this infection requires a prompt diagnosis of the condition, followed by intravenous fluids, broad-spectrum antibiotics, and surgery.
Do I have a diabetes drug claim?
If you developed Fournier’s gangrene after a doctor prescribed SGLT2 therapy, you could have a claim. The best way to discover whether you have a valid diabetes drug claim is to immediately contact Williams Kherkher to speak with a knowledgeable member of our team. You could be owed money if you took one of the following drugs:
- Other brands such as Glyxambi, Invokamet, Qtern, Segluromet, Steglatro, Steglujan, Synjardy, Xigduo, and generics like dapagliflozin, canagliflozin, and metformin
One of our Fournier’s gangrene lawyers will provide a free consultation of your case and will let you know your rights and legal options. There is a statute of limitations when it comes to filing injury claims against a drug manufacturer, so it is critical that you contact us right away.
What type of compensation am I owed?
If you or someone you love developed Fournier’s gangrene after taking a diabetes drug, the manufacturer of the drug could owe you significant compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced. You could be able to recover damages including:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Medical bills
- Lost wages from time off of work
- Funeral expenses (if a loved one died due to the use of the drug)
- Loss of consortium (if a loved one died due to use of the drug)
- Punitive damages
Only an experienced attorney can tell you what your claim is worth, so schedule a consultation as soon as possible to discuss your rights and options.
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When pharmaceutical companies like those who developed, marketed, and sold the drug you were prescribed cause you harm, you have a right to take legal action against them. The team at Williams Kherkher have more than three decades of experience holding the biggest companies in the world accountable for the harm they’ve caused people just like you. We have the experience, skill, and vast resources needed to take on Big Pharma, and we’re ready to fight for you.
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