The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has sent 55 personal injury lawsuits filed over diabetes drugs Invokana and Invokamet to be centralized in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. In Trenton, the cases will be consolidated as a Multi-District Litigation for coordinated pre-trial proceedings. As of January 5, 2017, 44 additional Invokana or Invokamet lawsuits had also been transferred to the US District Court of New Jersey, bringing the number of consolidated cases to 79, according to The Legal Herald.
In 2015, the US Food & Drug Administration warned patients and healthcare professionals that SGLT2 inhibitors, including the active ingredient in both Invokana and Invokamet, may cause ketoacidosis. The potentially fatal side effect involves elevated levels of blood acid. In a second safety alert in June 2016, the FDA announced that Invokana, Invokamet, Farxiga and Xigduo XR had been associated with an increased risk for acute kidney injuries. Most of the newly-consolidated Invokana lawsuits accuse Janssen Pharmaceuticals of failing to warn the public about these risks.
Multi-District Litigation (MDL) is a frequently-used legal mechanism that brings multiple separate lawsuits under the jurisdiction of a single federal court. To preserve judicial resources and eliminate the possibility for inconsistent rulings, a multitude of individual cases are presided over by one judge. New Jersey’s federal district court is already home to several other notable Multi-District Litigations. More than 120 lawsuits filed over the link between Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products and ovarian cancer have been consolidated in the jurisdiction, as have over 300 injury cases involving the blood thinner Plavix. Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s largest healthcare conglomerates, is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
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Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by Invokana. We are currently investigating claims against Invokana by patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this medication. You may be entitled to a settlement.
Settlements are being sought for your pain and suffering and disability caused by the side-effects of of Invokana. Compensation in these cases will also include medical expenses and loss if income.
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