Robins Kaplan LLP Attorney Holly Dolejsi Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Invokana Multidistrict Litigation
January 30, 2017
Minneapolis, MN—January 30, 2017—Judge Brian R. Martinotti of the District of New Jersey entered an order on Jan. 24 appointing Robins Kaplan LLP® associate Holly Dolejsi to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Invokana multidistrict litigation.
Consolidated by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in December 2016, the Invokana cases involve claims that Invokana, a drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes, has been linked to diabetic ketoacidosis, a serious condition characterized by high levels of acid in the blood. Untreated, it can lead to coma or death. Symptoms that may indicate the onset of ketoacidosis include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, tiredness, and trouble breathing. Ketoacidosis may be present, even if a patient’s blood glucose levels are not very high.
What is Invokana?
Invokana is in a class of drugs called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors, which are used to treat Type 2 diabetes. In December 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration required the makers of Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors to warn of the risk of ketoacidosis on their labels. The FDA’s review of reports of adverse events of ketoacidosis associated with the drugs noted that all patients required hospitalization or emergency treatment. To date, more than 100 Invokana cases are pending in the MDL, with more expected to be filed in the coming months.
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If you or someone you know have developed diabetic ketoacidosis while taking Invokana, you may have an Invokana claim.
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