Those patients who are not aware of the dangers of amputations might not realize the Invokana warning signs that could indicate something serious happening internally.
These serious side effects could lead a patient to have a leg or foot amputated.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Invokana warning signs might not have been told to patients early enough to prevent serious injury.
More than 1,000 people allegedly have suffered from amputations already after taking Invokana and have lodged Invokana warning signs lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and their subsidiary company Janssen.
These amputation lawsuits are filed on behalf of patients who are requesting compensation for their severe injuries.
The first Invokana amputation trial has been scheduled for September 2018. Invokana warning signs for the risk of amputation should be known to all patients who take the drug so that they can monitor changes in their medical condition and report these concerns to their doctor immediately.
Ulcers or infections, particularly, when they are deep enough to reach the bone could lead to amputations of the foot or the leg.
Any trauma such as punctures to the skin or minor cuts could lead to life-threatening infections that could develop into a necessity for amputation.
Those patients who don’t identify Invokana warning signs could be at risk of an immediate amputation of their limb which could significantly impact their lives.
Patients should inform their physician immediately if they develop any of the following Invokana warning signs, infections in the feet or leg, ulcers or sores or new tenderness or pain.
Some patients might already be at a higher risk profile for amputations including those who have neuropathy, those who have been diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease, those patients who have a history of prior amputations and those patients who are prone to developing open sores or wounds known as ulcers.
Invokana warning signs are listed to some extent on the drug’s label, since a black box warning was required to be added to Invokana’s label in May 2017 regarding the severe risks of amputation.
Many patients who have already had to undergo amputation surgery allege that they were never told about the proper Invokana warning signs and therefore, had little to no opportunity to make other choices about their care prior to having a foot or leg amputated.
A leg or foot amputation can be particularly devastating for a patient who had excellent mobility prior to the incident.
Being told that your foot or leg condition is so serious that amputation is required is an unnerving experience for patients, which is why the warning labels have now been updated to reflect the risk of possible amputation.
Those who have suffered already, however, could have grounds for lawsuits.
If you or someone you know has had to undergo amputation because of Invokana warning signs that were never properly explained on the drug’s label or in other information presented by the manufacturer, you might have grounds to initiate a lawsuit.
Many other plaintiffs have already filed legal claims like this.
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