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Two popular medications for type 2 diabetes are now linked to foot and leg amputations. According to the FDA, clinical trials show patients are most at risk of losing toes from Invokana and Invokamet use. These drugs, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, are part of a class called SGLT2 inhibitors.
We have 50 years of combined experience handling drug injury cases, fighting for victims’ rights. We urge you to speak with one of our Chicago dangerous drug attorneys regarding a potential Invokana/Invokamet lawsuit. We can take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and operate on a contingency fee basis.
New Studies Show Invokana, Invokamet Patients at High Risk for Amputations
Although these drugs were approved in 2013 and 2014, the FDA has already released three safety alerts on their dangers. The most recent alert states patients taking Invokana and Invokamet were about twice as likely to undergo amputations as patients taking a placebo pill.
That means that about six of every 1,000 patients taking Invokana/Invokamet daily had their foot or leg amputated, compared to just three of every 1,000 patients taking the placebo.
Know the Signs of Foot Damage
Diabetics are already at risk of nerve and foot damage. This is because excess sugar injures blood vessel walls that nourish the nerves, especially in the legs. Poorly controlled blood sugar can cause tingling, numbness, or burning sensation in the legs. Eventually, the nerve damage spreads upwards, affecting digestion, sexual function, and other bodily functions.
Signs of severe leg and foot danger include:
- Pain or tenderness
- Sores or ulcers
- Infections in legs or feet
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Our firm is based in Chicago and we are passionate about serving clients nationwide, meaning we can travel to you. We believe in the importance of holding Big Pharma responsible when their medications cause severe and permanent injuries like limb amputations.
Companies like Johnson & Johnson have the information necessary to prevent these injuries, but choose to prioritize profit over patients. We’re here to help you fight back. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (888) 444-9136 to arrange a free case evaluation with a proven Chicago bad drug lawyer.