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SGLT2 Inhibitors


If you suffered health complications while controlling your type 2 diabetes with Invokana or other SGLT2 inhibitors, you might have a claim for compensation

Maine SGLT2 Inhibitor Lawyers

Lowering blood sugar and increasing insulin levels are critical for individuals with type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, many popular medications used to control type 2 diabetes have been linked to severe and sometimes fatal health complications.

These FDA-approved drugs, known as SGLT2 inhibitors, lower blood sugar by causing the kidneys to remove sugar from the body through the urine. They remain on the market and millions of Americans take them every day. But these drugs have been under scrutiny by the FDA and other experts for their connection to conditions such as diabetic ketoacidosis, heart attacks, kidney damage, severe genital infection, and other problems.

Reach out to Maine’s leading personal injury law firm for answers, help, and your best chance of obtaining maximum compensation

If you take, or used to take, any of the following SGLT2 inhibitor medications and suffered health problems as a result, you may have a claim for compensation:

  • Invokana (active ingredient: canagliflozin);
  • Invokamet (active ingredients: canagliflozin and metformin);
  • Farxiga (active ingredient: dapagliflozin);
  • Xigduo XR (active ingredients: dapagliflozin and metformin HCL extended-release)
  • Jardiance (active ingredient: empagliflozin);
  • Glyxambi (active ingredients: empagliflozin and linagliptin);
  • Synjardy (active ingredients: empagliflozin and metformin).
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Pursuing Compensation

Berman & Simmons is pursuing compensation for patients in Maine and throughout New England who have experienced adverse health effects related to their use of SGLT2 inhibitor drugs. We have the experience, legal skill, and medical resources to get you full compensation and to hold manufacturers accountable for the harm they inflict when they put their profits ahead of the safety of those who use their products.

Pharmaceutical companies that manufacture and market dangerous medications need to be held accountable for the harm they cause. The attorneys of Berman & Simmons are trusted allies for those who suffer because of the greed or negligence of corporations and other parties.

We work closely with our clients to ensure that they understand their rights and options and help them with the many challenges that come with facing a debilitating medical condition. When we pursue claims on behalf of victims of dangerous or defective medications, we do so with tenacity and commitment, leveraging the most resources of any law firm in Maine to obtain full compensation for our clients.

The many dangers of SGLT2 inhibitors

The FDA issued a warning about Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors in May 2015 after 20 cases of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) were linked to SGLT2 inhibitor use between March 2013 and June 2014.

DKA occurs when the body cannot use glucose as a fuel source due to low or non-existent levels of insulin. The body breaks down fat for energy instead, which produces ketones and makes the blood more acidic. High levels of ketones in the blood are toxic and require immediate medical attention.

DKA is far from the only problem connected to SGLT2 inhibitors. In May 2016, the FDA also warned of an increased risk of leg and foot amputations in patients treated with Invokana or Invokamet. In August 2018, the FDA issued yet another warning about SGLT2, this time involving the risk of developing a serious infection of the genitals and area around the genitals called necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum, also referred to as Fournier’s gangrene.

Additionally, SGLT2 inhibitors have been linked to increased risk of kidney damage as well as myocardial infarction.

Contact us today to learn why so many New Englanders have put their trust in Berman & Simmons.

For over 100 years, countless personal injury victims in Maine and throughout New England have placed their trust in the lawyers of Berman & Simmons to help them through the challenges that follow a serious injury or the loss of a family member. We have obtained several of the largest personal injury jury verdicts and settlements in Maine, recovering over $1 billion in compensation for our injured clients.

If you have questions or concerns about health problems caused by SGLT2 inhibitors or would like to explore the possibility of obtaining compensation for your losses, please contact the Maine dangerous drug lawyers at Berman & Simmons today at 207-784-3576 to arrange for your free consultation. You pay nothing unless we obtain compensation for you by settlement or jury verdict. We welcome the opportunity to assist you.

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What compensation can I receive if I was harmed by a dangerous drug?

Under state and federal law, victims of dangerous medical devices have the right to recover financial damages for various categories of loss, including:

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    Pain, suffering, and emotional distress, past and future

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    Interference with your enjoyment of life

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    Medical expenses, past and future

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    Time lost from work

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    Loss of future earnings

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    Wrongful death damages (for the estate)