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Invokana Amputations & Invokamet Amputations

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Issue: Increased risk of leg & foot amputations after Invokana or Invokamet usage

May 2017: FDA Confirms Increased Risk of Leg & Foot Amputations with Invokana or Invokamet Use

In May 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration issued a heightened Invokana warning confirming earlier studies that “the type 2 diabetes medication canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR) causes an increased risk of leg and foot amputations.” The FDA further noted it is requiring new warnings, including its most prominent Boxed Warning, to be added to all Invokana and Invokamet drug labels to warn patients about these serious risks.

The FDA further advised all patients taking Invokana or Invokamet to notify their health care professionals immediately if they develop “any new pain or tenderness, sores or ulcers, or infections in the legs or feet.” The FDA also advised warned doctors before prescribing Invokana/Invokamet to consider all factors that might predispose patients to a risk of amputations, which risk could be doubled by the use of Invokana or Invokamet.

Lieff Cabraser has successfully represented tens of thousands of clients in personal injury and dangerous prescription drug cases across America. U.S. News, Best Lawyers, and the National Law Journal have all recognized us as one of the top plaintiffs’ law firms in the nation.

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If you have had a leg or foot amputation you think may be related to your use of Invokana or Invokamet, please contact us today by completing the contact form below or by calling us toll-free at 1 800-541-7358 and ask to speak to attorney Sarah London.


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What are SGLT2 Inhibitors like Invokana or Invokamet?

SGLT2 inhibitors are a class of prescription medicines that are FDA-approved for use with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with Type 2 diabetes. SGLT2 is an abbreviation for sodium-glucose cotransporter-2.

SGLT2 inhibitors lower blood sugar by causing the kidneys to remove sugar from the body through the urine.

The active ingredient of SGLT2 inibitors is canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, or empagliflozin. These medicines are available as single-ingredient products sold under the brand names:

  • Invokana
  • Farxiga, and
  • Jardiance.

The active ingredients of SGLT2 inhibitors are also used in combination with other diabetes medicines. These medications are:

  • Invokamet
  • Xigduo, and
  • Glyxambi.

What Does the FDA Say About Amputations Caused by Invokana or Invokamet?

The FDA has reviewed data from two large clinical trials of type 2 diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR) and has concluded that these drugs cause a doubled risk of foot or leg amputation in patients. The data “showed that toe, leg, and foot amputations occurred about twice as often in patients treated with canagliflozin compared to patients treated with placebo.”

The FDA urges patients to contact their doctors right away if they experience any new symptoms that might relate to conditions requiring amputation (including new pain, soreness, or ulceration or infection) and has urged health care professionals and patients to report side effects involving SGLT2 inhibitors to the FDA MedWatch program.

What are my legal rights?

Manufacturers of prescription drugs have a duty to patients to produce safe products and to warn patients and doctors of all serious side effects from their medications.

The law in most states provides several personal injury claims for patients who have been seriously injured by a prescription drug with dangerous and undisclosed side effects.

These claims include strict liability for a defective product, breach of warranty, negligence, and misrepresentation. Damages sought against pharmaceutical companies for dangerous drug side effects and injuries include:

  • Physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment;
  • Medical expenses, past and future; and
  • Loss of earnings and/or earning capacity.

In the case of a patient’s death, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death action and seek damages.

Disclaimer

This website is not intended to provide medical advice. The FDA states that patients should not stop or change their diabetes medicines without talking to their physician. If you have new pain or tenderness, sores or ulcers, or infections in your legs or feet, talk to your physician immediately.

Trademark Notice

Invokana is a registered trademark of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Farxiga is a registered trademark of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP. Jardiance is a registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Invokamet is a registered trademark of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Xigduo is a registered trademark of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP. Glyxambi is a registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The use of these trademarks is solely for product identification and informational purposes. None of these companies are affiliated with this website, neither do they have any affiliation with Lieff Cabraser. Nothing on this site has been authorized or approved by any of these companies.

BMW Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuits

BMW Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuits

BMW Takata Airbag Dangers

Nearly 34 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide due to defective and dangerous airbags manufactured by Japan-based Takata Corporation. The largest automotive recall in U.S. history, at least ten deaths and more than 100 injuries have been linked to the Takata airbag defect. Affected vehicles include the following BMW vehicles:

2 series 2014 to present6 series Gran Coupe 2012 to present
3 series 2012 to present6 series Gran Tourismo Coupe 2012 to present
3 series Gran Tourismo 2014 to present6 series Conv. 2012 to present
4 series Coupe 2014 to presentM2 2016 to present
4 series Conv. 2014 to presentM3 2015 to present
4 series Gran Coupe 2015 to presentM4 2015 to present
5 series 2010 to presentX1 2016 to present
5 series Gran Tourismo 2009 to presentX3 2011 to present
5 series Sedan 2010 to presentX4 2014 to present
5 series Conv. 2012 to presentX5 2014 to present
5 series Gran Tourismo Coupe 2012 to presentX6 2015 to present
6 series Coupe 2012 to presenti8 EV 2014 to present

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If you or a family member have been injured in an accident linked to a faulty airbag or are concerned about the safety of your BMW and its airbags, please use the form below to contact Lieff Cabraser for a prompt and confidential evaluation of your case. Or call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 and ask to speak with auto accident attorney Fabrice N. Vincent.


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 Takata Airbag Problems and Airbag Recall Lawsuits

The recalled Takata airbags contain a dangerous propellant that can cause the airbag to explode, shooting metal casing debris towards drivers and passengers. The complaints charge that Takata knew of defects in its airbags long before the first recalls and that the auto manufacturers also knew or should have known that the airbags were dangerous and even lethal. Litigation is ongoing.

Lieff Cabraser attorney Robert Nelson summarizes the Takata airbag recall

Legal Rights of Persons Injured in Unsafe Cars and by Defective Airbags

Automakers have a legal duty to produce cars and components that are safe, and promptly correct any known safety defects. Damages in personal injury lawsuits against auto manufacturers for selling defective vehicles with safety flaws include damages for:

  • Past and future physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment;
  • Past and future medical, incidental and hospital expenses;
  • Past and future loss of earnings and earning capacity; and
  • Punitive damages in cases of egregious misconduct.

If the driver or occupant was killed, surviving family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Mazda Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuits

Mazda Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuits

Mazda3 2010-2013 and Mazda2 2011-2014 Takata Airbag Dangers

Nearly 34 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide due to defective and dangerous airbags manufactured by Japan-based Takata Corporation. The largest automotive recall in U.S. history, affected vehicles include 2010-2013 Mazda3 and 2011-2014 Mazda2 vehicles. At least ten deaths and more than 100 injuries have been linked to the Takata airbag defect.

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If you or a family member have been injured in an accident linked to a faulty airbag or are concerned about the safety of your 2010-2013 Mazda3 or 2011-2014 Mazda2 and its airbags, please use the form below to contact Lieff Cabraser for a prompt and confidential evaluation of your case. Or call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 and ask to speak with auto accident attorney Fabrice N. Vincent.


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 Takata Airbag Problems and Airbag Recall Lawsuits

The recalled Takata airbags contain a dangerous propellant that can cause the airbag to explode, shooting metal casing debris towards drivers and passengers. The complaints charge that Takata knew of defects in its airbags long before the first recalls and that the auto manufacturers also knew or should have known that the airbags were dangerous and even lethal. Litigation is ongoing.

Lieff Cabraser attorney Robert Nelson summarizes the Takata airbag recall

Legal Rights of Persons Injured in Unsafe Cars and by Defective Airbags

Automakers have a legal duty to produce cars and components that are safe, and promptly correct any known safety defects. Damages in personal injury lawsuits against auto manufacturers for selling defective vehicles with safety flaws include damages for:

  • Past and future physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment;
  • Past and future medical, incidental and hospital expenses;
  • Past and future loss of earnings and earning capacity; and
  • Punitive damages in cases of egregious misconduct.

If the driver or occupant was killed, surviving family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Subaru Outback & Legacy Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuits

Subaru Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuits

Subaru Outback & Legacy 2015, 2016 and 2017 Takata Airbag Dangers

Nearly 34 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide due to defective and dangerous airbags manufactured by Japan-based Takata Corporation. The largest automotive recall in U.S. history, affected vehicles include 2015, 2016 and 2017 Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback vehicles. At least ten deaths and more than 100 injuries have been linked to the Takata airbag defect.

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If you or a family member have been injured in an accident linked to a faulty airbag or are concerned about the safety of your 2015, 2016 or 2017 Subaru Outback or Legacy and its airbags, please use the form below to contact Lieff Cabraser for a prompt and confidential evaluation of your case. Or call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 and ask to speak with auto accident attorney Fabrice N. Vincent.


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 Takata Airbag Problems and Airbag Recall Lawsuits

The recalled Takata airbags contain a dangerous propellant that can cause the airbag to explode, shooting metal casing debris towards drivers and passengers. The complaints charge that Takata knew of defects in its airbags long before the first recalls and that the auto manufacturers also knew or should have known that the airbags were dangerous and even lethal. Litigation is ongoing.

Lieff Cabraser attorney Robert Nelson summarizes the Takata airbag recall

Legal Rights of Persons Injured in Unsafe Cars and by Defective Airbags

Automakers have a legal duty to produce cars and components that are safe, and promptly correct any known safety defects. Damages in personal injury lawsuits against auto manufacturers for selling defective vehicles with safety flaws include damages for:

  • Past and future physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment;
  • Past and future medical, incidental and hospital expenses;
  • Past and future loss of earnings and earning capacity; and
  • Punitive damages in cases of egregious misconduct.

If the driver or occupant was killed, surviving family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Toyota 4Runner Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuits

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Toyota 4Runner 2016 and 2017 Takata Airbag Dangers

Nearly 34 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide due to defective and dangerous airbags manufactured by Japan-based Takata Corporation. It’s the largest automotive recall in U.S. history, and affected vehicles include 2016 and 2017 Toyota 4Runners. At least ten deaths and more than 100 injuries have been linked to the Takata airbag defect.

Contact Lieff Cabraser

If you or a family member have been injured in an accident linked to a faulty airbag or are concerned about the safety of your 2016 or 2017 4Runner and its airbags, please use the form below to contact Lieff Cabraser for a prompt and confidential evaluation of your case. Or call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 and ask to speak with auto accident attorney Fabrice N. Vincent.


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 Takata Airbag Problems and Airbag Recall Lawsuits

The recalled Takata airbags contain a dangerous propellant that can cause the airbag to explode, shooting metal casing debris towards drivers and passengers. The complaints charge that Takata knew of defects in its airbags long before the first recalls and that the auto manufacturers also knew or should have known that the airbags were dangerous and even lethal. Litigation is ongoing.

Lieff Cabraser attorney Robert Nelson summarizes the Takata airbag recall

Legal Rights of Persons Injured in Unsafe Cars and by Defective Airbags

Automakers have a legal duty to produce cars and components that are safe, and promptly correct any known safety defects. Damages in personal injury lawsuits against auto manufacturers for selling defective vehicles with safety flaws include damages for:

  • Past and future physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment;
  • Past and future medical, incidental and hospital expenses;
  • Past and future loss of earnings and earning capacity; and
  • Punitive damages in cases of egregious misconduct.

If the driver or occupant was killed, surviving family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Water Contamination from Dumped PFC Chemicals Discovered on U.S. Military Bases

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Drinking water and fish assessments including tests by the Michigan Department of Health reveal dangerous levels of PFCs in drinking water collected from private residential wells near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Iosco County. Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) are chemicals that were used in fire-fighting foams on American military bases.

Similar concerns surround drinking water supplies around other U.S. military bases and former base areas, including Glenview Naval Air Station in Glenview, Illinois, Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio, and Mitchell AFB in Wisconsin.

PFCs are known to cause serious, even lethal injuries, including

  • Testicular cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver tissue damage
  • Thyroid disease
  • Developmental effects to fetuses during pregnancy or to breastfed infants (low birth weight, accelerated puberty, skeletal variations)

If you or a family member are a veteran or local resident and suspect you may suffer from injuries possibly relating to water contaminated by PFCs, we urge you to contact us about your case by calling injury lawyer Fabrice Vincent at 1 800 541-7358 or by using the form below. There is no charge or obligation for our review of your PFC injury lawsuit.


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Lieff Cabraser’s Environmental Protection Work

Lieff Cabraser is at the forefront of environmental lawsuits prosecuting cases against many of the world’s most powerful corporations, obtaining compensation for families and property owners harmed by toxic environmental exposures. Our notable successes include the co-representation of 69 families in Toms River, New Jersey with children whose cancer was linked to environmental contamination caused by Ciba, Union Carbide, and United Water Resources; work as co-lead Class Counsel in a suit against Unocal arising from a series of toxic releases from Unocal’s refinery in Rodeo, California and leading to a settlement of $80 million on behalf of 10,000 individuals; and our work as co-lead counsel in the nationwide class action against DuPont charging that its herbicide Imprelis caused widespread death among trees and other non-targeted vegetation across the U.S. where approximately $400 million was paid to 25,000 claimants.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Transmission Defect Injuries

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Issue: Alleged Defects in Mitsubishi Outlander Sport CVT Constant Velocity Transmission Systems Leading to Serious Injuries

Lieff Cabraser has successfully represented Mitsubishi drivers and passengers across the U.S., and families who lost loved ones, in lawsuits based on injuries that would not have occurred, or would have been substantially less harmful, but for manufacturing and design defects and related safety flaws in Mitsubishi’s SUVs and cars. These cases include accidents involving Mitsubishi Montero, Montero Sport, Eclipse, Endeavor, Outlander, and Outlander Sport models.

Outlander Sport CVT Injury Accidents

We are actively investigating widespread Mitsubishi Outlander Sport owner reports that the Constant Velocity Transmission (CVT) in the 2015-2016 model Outlanders can suffer sudden dysfunction leading to significant delays in acceleration that can increase the risk of a serious injury accident. These and earlier models have been the subject of numerous recalls by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which has repeatedly noted the increased crash risk from Mitsubishi vehicles equipped with the CVT constant velocity transmission.

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If you or a family member have been injured in an Outlander Sport accident you suspect may relate to a transmission defect, we invite you to contact us for a prompt and confidential evaluation of your case. You can call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 and ask to speak to attorney Fabrice Vincent, or use the form below to send us an email message. There is no cost or obligation for our review of your Outlander injury accident.


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Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Complication Lawsuits

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If you have suffered serious injuries or complications from surgery involving physiomesh or other hernia mesh, you are not alone. Lieff Cabraser represents patients across the U.S. who have experienced pain, infections, adhesions, obstructions, tissue and organ perforation, mesh migration, and other serious injuries as a result of surgery involving physiomesh or hernia mesh.

Use the form below or call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 today to contact a personal injury lawyer at Lieff Cabraser for a free, no-obligation review of your physiomesh hernia mesh injury case. More information on hernia mesh injuries is available below under the contact form.


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What is Surgical Hernia Mesh?


Surgical hernia mesh is used as a patch to support damaged and weakened tissues. Its main purpose is to provide scaffolding so the tissue can regrow and strengthen the weakened area. Surgical meshes are usually made of either synthetic material or animal tissue. When animal tissue is used it usually comes from the intestine or skin of a cow or pig. These materials are absorbable and will eventually degrade as new tissue grows around the mesh. Surgical mesh made from synthetic materials can be absorbable, non-absorbable, or a combination of both.

Hernia Mesh Repair Surgery Complications

The most common problems associated with hernia repair surgery are:

  • Severe Pain
  • Infection
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Adhesion (tissues stick together that aren’t supposed to)
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Tissue or organ perforation
  • Mesh migration
  • Removal of what was supposed to be permanent mesh

According to the FDA’s analysis of medical adverse event reports, the recalled mesh products were the main cause of bowel perforation and obstruction complications. The removal surgery of recalled mesh products is difficult for the patients, as a surgeon has to open the abdominal area and/or groin area in order to cut each identifiable piece of mesh away from the organ and surrounding tissue. All of this is extremely painful and in most cases requires an even longer recovery period than the initial surgery.

National Personal Injury Lawyers at Lieff Cabraser

Lieff Cabraser has played a leading role in many of the largest, most important personal injury law and wrongful death lawsuits in the U.S. These cases have involved negligent conduct as well as a vast range of defective products — from dangerous prescription drugs and faulty medical devices to unsafe vehicles and consumer products. We are currently representing patients across the nation in injury lawsuits related to complications suffered as a result of trans-vaginal and hernial surgical mesh implantations. Contact us today at 1 800 541-7358 or through the form on this page for a free, no-obligation review of your case.

Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Blindness Injuries

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Lieff Cabraser is investigating patient claims of blindness linked to the shingles vaccine Zostavax, manufactured by Merck Pharmaceutical. Introduced in 2006, Zostavax has previously been associated with other dangerous side effects, including chickenpox and, ironically for a shingles vaccine, causing shingles in some recipients. Despite a recent UCLA study indicating an effectiveness rate of less than 1% (the researchers found that only 1 in 175 Zostavax recipients would be likely to dodge a shingles flare-up), the $150-$300 per dose vaccine is the subject of heavy and aggressive marketing, especially to seniors in the U.S.

The FDA has twice made significant warning changes to Zostavax labels, once in 2014 over shingles and chicken pox concerns, and then again in 2016 when the Zostavax label warnings were further expanded to caution recipients about the potential side effect of serious vision damage by necrotizing retinitis, including blindness. There have also been at least 20 reports of individuals developing keratitis within a month of receiving the vaccine. Retinitis, as well as keratitis, causes inflammation and scarring of the eye tissue and can lead to permanent vision loss if not treated quickly. Further research into the connections between Zostavax and blindness and other injuries is ongoing.

Contact an Injury Lawyer at Lieff Cabraser

If you or a family member have suffered blindness or another serious illness you believe may be related to receiving the Zostavax shingles vaccine, contact a personal injury lawyer at Lieff Cabraser today about your potential injury lawsuit by using the form below or calling us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358. We will review your case for free and without any obligation on your part.


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Pentachlorophenol (PCP) Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Lieff Cabraser is investigating cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (also known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, NHL, or sometimes just lymphoma) in patients exposed to pentachlorophenol (PCP). In October, 2016, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, evaluated the carcinogenicity of pentachlorophenol and classified it as Carcinogenic to Humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence that PCP causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma in humans; the IARC report noted that in all available epidemiological studies, exposure to PCP was positively associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) is one of the most common cancers in the United States, accounting for about 4% of all cancers. The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for non-Hodgkin lymphoma for 2016 are: About 72,580 people (40,170 males and 32,410 females) will be diagnosed with NHL.

PCP is an insecticide that is classified as a persistent organic pollutant under the Stockholm Convention. PCP had many different trade names, including Dowicide, Penchlorol, Penta, Penta Plus, Pentachloral, Pentacon, Penwar, Priltox, Santobrite, Santophen 20, Sinituho, and Weedone. PCP is a multipurpose pesticide which has mainly been used as a wood preservative and which has also been used as a biocide in the leather and textile industries. In Europe and North America, the sale to consumers of products containing PCP has been restricted since the 1990s.

Persons may have been exposed to PCP’s by living adjacent to wood processing plants that used PCP to preserve wood and/or by working in PCP manufacturing plants and/or by working with railcars transporting PCP or PCP-laden products. PCP dust and fumes can be inhaled. At room temperature, PCP has no odor, but when heated has a strong medicinal odor, which is described as a sweet or burnt smell. It can also be absorbed through the skin and ingested from contaminated hands while eating meals.

Contact a PCP Exposure Injury Lawyer at Lieff Cabraser

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with lymphoma you suspect is related to PCP exposure, please use this form to contact Lieff Cabraser today for a free, no-obligation review of your infection injury case. Or you may call us right now toll-free at 1 800-541-7358 and ask to speak to attorney Fabrice Vincent.


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