A Common Benefit Fee and Expense Fund has been established in the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, for all plaintiffs filing lawsuits alleging diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and kidney failure from Invokana (generic: canagliflozin).
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis or kidney failure after taking Invokana, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the problem?
March 30, 2017 – The Order (PDF) applies to all Invokana and Invokamet lawsuits pending in the multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2750) in the District of New Jersey.
“Common benefit work product includes all work performed for the benefit of all plaintiffs, including pre-trial matters, discovery, trial preparation, a potential settlement process, and all other work that advances this litigation to conclusion,” the Order states.
In December, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federal Invokana and Invokamet lawsuits before Judge Brian R. Martinotti in the District of New Jersey. At the time, there were at least 55 such complaints pending in courts across the U.S.
The litigation only includes lawsuits filed over Invokana and Invokamet. Similar claims have been alleged against other diabetes type 2 diabetes drugs in the SGLT-2 inhibitor class, which include Farxiga (dapagliflozin), Jardiance (empagliflozin), Glyxambi (empagliflozin and linagliptin) and Xigduo XR (dapagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride extended-release).
JPML decided not to include claims from the other medications because there was a risk of complicating case management in the litigation.
“Centralizing competing defendants in the same MDL may unnecessarily complicate case management, due to the need to protect trade secret and confidential information,” the transfer order stated. “In addition, a multi-defendant MDL may prolong pretrial proceedings, because of, inter alia, the possible need for separate discovery and motion tracks, as well as the need for additional bellwether trials.”
Do I Have an Invokana Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Invokana lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new ketoacidosis and kidney failure cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by Invokana side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.