Dangerous drugs & products cases

Invokana

Invokana is in a class of drugs known as sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, which are approved by the FDA for use in regulating the blood sugar of patients with Type 2 diabetes. SGLT2 inhibitors are able to lower the body’s blood sugar by directing the kidneys to target and remove sugar from the body through urine. On May 15, 2015, the FDA released a Safety Communicationwarning that SLGT2 inhibitors like Invokana could increase the risk of serious side effects and stated that anyone using the medicationshould be aware of potential signs and symptoms of ketoacidosis which include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Abdominal pain

Invokana has also been linked to other serious side effects which include:

  • Kidney stones
  • Kidney failure
  • Kidney impairment
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Yeast infections
  • Abnormal weight loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dehydration
  • Confusion, Fatigue or Sleepiness

If you experience any of these symptoms after taking Invokana, contact a health care provider immediately for an evaluation.Do not stop or change your diabetic medication without first discussing it with your prescribing physician.

 

If you have taken Invokana and developed health problems, or if a loved one died due to complications from this drug, you may have a case and could be entitled to compensation.

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IVC Filters

Retrievable inferior vena cava (“IVC”) filters are medical devices that are implanted in the inferior vena cava. These filters are designed to prevent blood clots from entering the heart, lungs, kidneys, or brain by catching the clots in the bloodstream and allowing them to break down over time. IVC filters have been linked to serious complications. Complications often arise when the filter becomes lodged or breaks and travels to other parts of the body. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the most common complications associated with IVC filters include:

  • IVC thrombosis
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Access site thrombosis
  • Filter migration
  • Caval penetration
  • IVC filter fracture
  • “Cardiac tamponade”, a life-threatening condition involving bleeding in and around the heart
  • Internal bleeding
  • Perforation, puncture, and other serious damage to the inferior vena cava wall and/or the heart or lungs
  • Hematoma or nerve injury at the puncture site
  • Constant, severe pain in the heart, chest, or elsewhere in the body
  • Pulmonary embolus (a blockage of an artery in the lungs)
  • Respiratory distress (difficulty breathing)
  • Infection
  • Other serious injury or death

In early 2014, the FDA released further safety information regarding Xarelto. The information stated that there was no antidote for Xarelto and any symptoms of blood loss should be evaluated immediately along with the consideration of the need for blood replacement.

If you had an IVC filter implanted and developed health problems, or if a loved one died due to complications from this device, you may have a case and could be entitled to compensation.

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614.221.9100
Xarelto

Xarelto is a new blood thinner medication that was approved in 2011 to help prevent blood clots from forming after surgery. Xarelto is also used to prevent blood clots in people who have an abnormal heart rhythm disorder called AFIB. AFIB develops when the upper chambers of the heart beat very rapidly and irregularly, resulting in blood being pumped inefficiently to the rest of the body. The inefficient pumping can cause blood clots to form, which can cause a stroke or a heart attack.

The side effects of Xarelto can be extremely dangerous and life threatening. The most serious side effects of Xarelto include:

  • Gastro intestinal bleeding
  • Internal bleeding
  • Stroke
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Strange bruising
  • Severe headaches or dizziness
  • Vision changes
  • Weakness
  • Vomiting blood
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Heavy nosebleeds
  • Swelling

In early 2014, the FDA released further safety information regarding Xarelto. The information stated that there was no antidote for Xarelto and any symptoms of blood loss should be evaluated immediately along with the consideration of the need for blood replacement.

If you have taken Xarelto and developed health problems, or if a loved one died due to complications from this drug, you may have a case and could be entitled to compensation.

Call us today for a free consultation at

614.221.9100

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