A new lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey alleges that side effects of the type 2 diabetes medication Invokana (generic: canagliflozin) caused an Indiana woman to develop severe dehydration and a medical condition known as starvation ketosis.
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What’s the problem?
April 6, 2017 – According to the lawsuit (PDF), Plaintiff Teresa Ross was prescribed Invokana in September 2013 for glycemic control as an adjunct to diet and exercise. In late March 2015, she claims she developed starvation ketosis and dehydration as a result of her use of the medication.
Starvation ketosis occurs when high levels of ketones are present in the body, and is typically caused by starvation, low levels of carbohydrates, prolonged physical activity or uncontrolled type 1 diabetes. If left untreated, ketosis can ultimately develop into ketoacidosis, where high blood acid levels lead to organ damage and typically result in hospitalization.
Plaintiff alleges that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn of the potential side effects of Invokana before bringing it to market.
“Defendants, both individually and in concert with one another, misrepresented that Invokana is a safe and effective treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus when in fact the drug causes serious medical problems which require hospitalization and can lead to life threatening complications, including but not limited to diabetic ketoacidosis and its sequelae, kidney failure and its sequelae, as well as serious cardiovascular problems,” the complaint states. “Plaintiff’s injuries were preventable and resulted directly from Defendants’ failure and refusal to conduct proper safety studies, failure to properly assess and publicize alarming safety signals, suppression of information revealing serious and life-threatening risks, willful and wanton failure to provide adequate instructions, and willful misrepresentations concerning the nature and safety of Invokana.”
Ross is bringing claims of defective design, failure to warn, negligence, gross negligence, breach of warranty, fraudulent misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, fraud, unjust enrichment and violation of consumer protection laws. She is seeking both punitive and compensatory damages.
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