“Kevin” (not a real person) was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes in his mid-20s. He did his best to keep his weight down and carefully monitored his insulin levels, but it wasn’t always enough to keep his symptoms in check. He regularly suffered from fatigue and uncomfortably high levels of hunger and thirst.
During one of his routine checkups, Kevin’s doctor suggested a new drug from a leading pharmaceutical company that would help him manage his symptoms. Desperate for relief, Kevin immediately embarked on a regimen with Invokana, which was supposed to help control his blood sugar levels by helping his kidneys remove glucose from his bloodstream.
For a while, the medication seemed effective; his symptoms markedly decreased, and he found he had more energy for everyday activities. He even hauled an old bicycle out of his garage and went on long rides in the evenings. In just over a month, he’d lost 10 pounds and felt better than ever.
Then the trouble began. On one of his rides, Kevin suddenly found himself short of breath and his stomach began to ache. He barely made it back home before bolting to the bathroom and vomiting. The next day, he was so tired he didn’t even feel like going for a ride. The fatigue was back, and it came with other symptoms, worse than before.
At his next checkup, Kevin received stunning news: he had developed diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially deadly disease that is caused when the body produces too many acids, called ketones. In May 2015, the FDA warned that the type-2 diabetes medicines dapagliflozin, empagliflozin, as well as canagliflozin (the active ingredient in Invokana), may lead to ketoacidosis. In December 2015, the FDA revised labels on Invokana and the other type-2 diabetes drugs to include warnings about ketoacidosis and other risks.
Kevin stopped using Invokana and sought a personal injury attorney to file a lawsuit against its manufacturer, Janssen, which is a division of Johnson & Johnson. As the lawsuit worked its way through the system, Kevin’s diabetes symptoms returned, sapping his energy and making everyday life a challenge. That was when his lawyer suggested he contact USClaims. If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment related to an Invokana lawsuit, USClaims can help provide the financial support you need.
At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding, if a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding then we would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement! Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.