Some diabetic patients prescribed Invokana (canagliflozin) experience serious complications, including kidney damage and amputations. Patients injured by Invokana may be able to sue the drug's maker for negligence and win compensatory damages to cover their:
- hospital bills and long-term care,
- lost earnings,
- loss of future earnings, and/or
- pain and suffering
There is a two (2) year window following injury to bring Invokana negligence lawsuits in Nevada. If the patient died, his/her family can bring a suit for wrongful death. Most lawsuits do not reach trial and instead settle out of court.
In this article, our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys answer frequently-asked-questions about Invokana lawsuits in Nevada, including negligence claims, standards of proof, and statutes of limitations. Click on a topic to jump to that section:
- 1. What can I do if I got injured by Invokana in Las Vegas, NV?
- 2. What money can I get if I am injured by Invokana in Las Vegas, NV?
- 3. Whom can I sue for my Invokana injuries in Las Vegas, NV?
- 4. How do I prove a Invokana claim in Las Vegas, NV?
- 5. When can I sue after my Invokana injuries in Las Vegas, NV?
- 6. What is Invokana used for?
- 7. Has Invokana been recalled?
- 8. Invokana resources
Patients who experience complications from taking Invokana may be able to sue the drug's manufacturer for negligence. In order to prevail on a negligence lawsuit, the plaintiff (victim) has the burden to prove the following four elements:
- The defendant(s) owed the plaintiff a duty of care;
- The defendant(s) breached this duty;
- This breach caused the plaintiff's injury; and
- This injury resulted in damages.
A negligence lawsuit against Invokana's manufacturer could allege the following:
- The manufacturer created a defective and unreasonably dangerous drug;
- The manufacturer did not properly test the drug;
- The manufacturer failed to warn about the heightened risk of kidney failure, ketoacidosis, heart attacks, and amputations; and/or
- The manufacturer hid evidence of the drug's dangers and falsely marketed that the drug is safe
1.1. Invokana injuries
Potential complications from Invokana include kidney damage, ketoacidosis, myocardial infarction (heart attacks), and/or leg and foot amputations.
An Invokana lawsuit could seek compensatory damages for:
- Medical bills from treating the Invokana complications,
- Pain and suffering arising from the Invokana injuries,
- Lost wages, and/or
- Loss of future earnings
Depending on the case, it may be possible to recover punitive damages as well.
Plaintiffs in Nevada negligence cases have the burden to show that it is more likely than not that the defendant was negligent. In short, that the "preponderance of the evidence" demonstrates the defendant was negligent. Common evidence in Invokana cases include:
- The plaintiff's medical records,
- Expert medical testimony, and/or
- Marketing materials that show the defendants failed to warn about the complications the plaintiff endured
Learn more about proving negligence in Nevada.
Within two (2) years of being injured by Invokana.
Doctors proscribe Invokana to adults with Type 2 diabetes. Invokana lowers blood sugar and improves glycemic control by causing the kidneys to expel sugar through urine.
No, but the FDA issued safety announcements that warn about the link between Invokana and kidney problems and possible amputation.
- FDA Invokana Safety Article on Infections
- The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Article on Invokana and Ketoacidosis
- Reuters Article on FDA Invokana Amputation Warnings
Call a Nevada personal injury attorney...
Have you suffered injuries after taking Invokana in Nevada? Our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys may be able to win you a substantial financial settlement to cover your expenses, including pain and suffering. Contact us at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) for a FREE consultation. You pay us zero unless we win.
- See, e.g. Scialabba v. Brandise Const. Co., 112 Nev. 965, 921 P.2d 928 (1996).
- FDA Invokana Safety - Kidney Issues; FDA Invokana Safety - Amputations.
- NRS 11.190.
- Invokana official site.
- FDA Safety Communication re. Kidney Damage; FDA Safety Communication re. Amputations.