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Invokana Update: Lawsuits To Remain In Philadelphia Federal Court

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Invokana lawsuits will remain in the Philadelphia federal court according to a recent ruling. Invokana, a prescription medication to treat diabetes, is meant to help control blood sugars and lower A1C in adults. However, it’s been linked to serious side effects including:

Ketoacidosis is extremely concerning. It requires hospitalization and may result in death if it is not treated in time. The development of kidney or cardiovascular problems can lead patients to a lifetime of problems and high medical bills.

Jurisdictional Issues for Invokana Lawsuits

A jurisdictional issue exists in a legal case when the case may be filed in the wrong court. There are courts at both the state and federal levels. With Invokana lawsuits, the argument was whether the 106 cases filed at the federal law should have been filed at the state level. When lawsuits are filed in the wrong jurisdiction, they are usually dismissed. Then, plaintiffs have to refile their case in the right jurisdiction and start all over.

A Texas plaintiff who suffered from kidney damage as a result of Invokana filed his lawsuit in the Philadelphia federal court. Janssen Pharmaceuticals filed a motion to have the case dismissed at the federal level so that it could be filed at the state level in Texas. This wasn’t the first time Janssen tried to have the federal Invokana lawsuits dismissed. Previously, they tried to have 53 consolidated cases dismissed in New Jersey.

Janssen Stated Happy with Court’s Decision

Despite asking more than one federal court to dismiss the Invokana lawsuits filed against them, Janssen stated that they were pleased that the cases will remain in federal court and that they believed that their medication is safe for use. However, the FDA issued a warning about the risk of ketoacidosis in patients who use Invokana. Additionally, the FDA strengthened its warning regarding the risk of developing kidney failure when using Invokana.

Invokana Lawsuits Allege No Proper Warning

If your doctor sat you down and told you that your diabetes medication could give you great blood sugar numbers or that you’d have a higher risk of kidney failure or ketoacidosis, would you want to take it or would you consider taking something else? Invokana lawsuits allege that Janssen Pharmaceuticals minimized the risks associated with their medication. If patients had known, they may have still elected to use Invokana, but they could have talked with their healthcare provider about the risks and what they need to do to keep an eye on their health.

Questions About Invokana Lawsuits?

If you or a loved one took Invokana and had a heart attack, suffered from kidney failure, developed kidney disease, or suffered from ketoacidosis, you may be eligible to file an Invokana lawsuit. You could be eligible to receive money for your injuries, your medical bills, future medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Goldwater Law Firm’s team of experienced product liability lawyers will answer questions that you have about whether you may benefit from filing a lawsuit. Give us a call or click here to schedule your free consultation.