Have you or your loved one developed Fournier’s Gangrene after taking Invokana for diabetes? The Invokana lawyers at Williams Kherkher are actively investigating claims on behalf of patients who were harmed by the diabetes drugs that they assumed would help improve their health, not hurt them.
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Invokana is in a class of type 2 diabetes medicines called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. People who have developed Fournier’s Gangrene after taking Invokana could be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Williams Kherkher is assisting people who have suffered from necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum; the serious rare infection often referred to as Fournier’s gangrene.
Our firm is prepared to fight to help Invokana victims take aggressive, decisive legal action against the drug’s manufacturers and other responsible parties. Our nationally-recognized trial attorneys will give you a FREE, no obligation case evaluation, and will not charge you anything until we recover compensation for you. Call us right now at (866) 303-0395, chat with us on our site, or fill out a contact form to get the help you need. Don’t wait until it is too late. Call us now.
You could be owed money if you took Invokana
Drug manufacturers are required to thoroughly test their medications to determine all possible side effects. Even after gaining United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, it is still the manufacturer’s responsibility to update warning labels when it learns of additional side effects.
The manufacturers of Invokana, Johnson & Johnson and Janssen already have a history of paying high-figure settlements and jury awards, including:
$57 Million – Johnson & Johnson – 2017 – Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
- A woman was awarded $57 million in damages after undergoing three surgeries to remove pelvic mesh.
$15 Million – Johnson & Johnson – 2017 – Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division
- A Bergen County jury awarded a woman $4 million for pain and suffering, $1 million for loss of conjugal affection, and $10 million in punitive damages after finding one of a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary’s pelvic mesh devices was defective and the subsidiary failed to adequately warn the woman about the potential side effects.
$2.16 Million – Johnson & Johnson – 2017 – Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
- A woman won $2.16 million In a transvaginal mesh lawsuit against a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary.
$20 Million – Johnson & Johnson – 2017 – Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas
- Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $20 million after a jury concluded that the company’s mesh was defectively designed and caused a woman’s injuries.
$120 Million – Johnson & Johnson – 2016
- Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $120 million to settle anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 lawsuits relating to the company’s the company’s transvaginal mesh.
Do not let concerns about money prevent you from contacting Williams Kherkher. Our consultations are always free, and we work on a contingency-fee basis, which means that if we don’t win you money, you won’t owe us anything.
What are SGLT2 inhibitors and what is Fournier’s gangrene?
According to the FDA, SGLT2 inhibitors are FDA-approved for use with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. They lower blood sugar by causing the kidneys to remove sugar from the body through the urine.
Canagliflozin, or Invokana, was one of the SGLT2 inhibitors specifically mentioned in an August 2018 FDA press release from the FDA warning about cases of Fournier’s gangrene having been reported with SGLT2 inhibitors. As the FDA noted, Fournier’s gangrene is a “rare but serious infection of the genitals and area around the genitals.” This form of necrotizing fasciitis is painful and sometimes fatal. Patients commonly report symptoms including:
- High fever
- Swelling in the affected area
- A strange smell emanating from the affected area
- A crackling sound when the area is touched
The dead or dying tissue can spread from the genitals to the chest, stomach, or thighs, so it is critical that patients seek treatment from a medical professional right away.
Contact an Invokana lawyer today
If you or your loved one has contracted Fournier’s Gangrene after taking Invokana, contact Williams Kherkher as soon as possible. We are ready to put our skill, experience, and more than thirty years of experience to work for you. When your health and life has been put in jeopardy by a greedy drug manufacturer, you don’t have to stay silent. We are here to stand up for you and will fight to hold the manufacturer accountable for their actions.
Contact us for a FREE, 100% confidential consultation with a member of our team today. We are here to get you the money you are owed and help you move on with your life. Why wait for justice, when we are standing by to help? Call us at (866) 303-0395 or contact us online today.