Invokana Lawsuit

Invokana Lawsuit
Invokana, a diabetes treatment drug that has led to cases of Ketoacidosis.

Invokana is a drug used for treatment of type-2 diabetes that has recently become the topic of many lawsuits in North America. The purpose of the drug is to maintain blood sugar levels in the patient by forcing the kidneys to release excess sugar through urination. This causes more stress on the kidneys than what is typically put on them without the drug. The Invokana lawsuit is growing everyday as more patients have been affected by the drug.

What is the reason for the lawsuits?

According to the FDA there have been 19 filed claims of people who developed blood and kidney infections as a result of Invokana. According to Digital Journal, all of the patients filing the Invokana lawsuit alleged to have required hospitalization and kidney failure treatment with dialysis.  The first side effect that can cause serious health issues is an increase in the amount of acid in the blood, as well as Urinary Tract Infections (UTI). These harmful side effects have led to the hospitalization of many Invokana users. Another serious side effect of the drug is Ketoacidosis. In another post by Digital Journal,  many patients have filed lawsuits against manufacturers claiming that the drug causes severe side effects and that the companies were negligent in communicating the risks associated with the drugs.

What is Ketoacidosis?

Ketoacidosis is defined by the FDA as “a serious condition in which the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones.  Symptoms of ketoacidosis include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, tiredness, and trouble breathing.  Patients should also be alert for signs and symptoms of a urinary tract infection, such as a feeling of burning when urinating or the need to urinate often or right away; pain in the lower part of the stomach area or pelvis; fever; or blood in the urine.” If you have experienced symptoms of Ketoacidosis, you should contact a doctor immediately.

 

Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Lawsuit

A common household item, talcum powder (baby powder) has recently made headlines involving a 72 million dollar lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. The baby powder lawsuit was filed by the family of a deceased woman who’s ovarian cancer was linked to the use of the product for feminine hygiene.

Common Uses of Baby Powder

  • Pet Cleaner
  • Deodorant
  • Baby/Feminine Care
Baby Powder Lawsuit
The Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuits have reached upwards of 1,200 still-pending cases.

Jackie Fox of Birmingham, Alabama was diagnosed with ovarian cancer roughly two years before her death. At the time of her passing in the fall of 2015, she was involved in a 60-person lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, where her son took over as the plaintiff. The lawsuit resulted in the company owing Fox $10 million in actual damages, and $62 million in punitive damages. According to an AP article, the verdict “doesn’t bode well for Johnson & Johnson” as there are over 1,200 still-pending lawsuits and thousands more are expected.

The ingredient talc, in baby powder, had once contained asbestos which was extremely dangerous and there is speculation of some contamination in the product, but modern baby powder is reportedly asbestos-free. Although the modern powder is “safer” there were dozens of women who sued Johnson & Johnson according to USA Today. The cause and effect relationship between the baby powder and ovarian cancer is somewhat inconclusive according to an ABC News article about the subject, but there are thousands of lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson regarding this matter.

 

Why Medical Claim Legal is Right for Your Case

A consultation with our lawyers at Medical Claim Legal is free.  We will assure a lawyer with specific training in the consumer protection litigation field is assigned to your case.  If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer that may be linked to the use of baby powder, you deserve compensation.  Let us help you start the process towards that claim today.

Oatmeal lawsuit goes class action, glyphosate found

The worst thing ever would be if the stuff that is supposed to be good for you actually wasn’t good for you–and could actually kill you. While the New York Post isn’t exactly known for their patience, they did decide to use the headline “Your Oatmeal May Be Killing You” after reports came out in the New York Times New York Times stating that testing found traces of “glyphosate in some Quaker Oats oatmeal.” Thus begins the so-called “Oatmeal Lawsuit.”

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Glyphosate reportedly found in oatmeal; used as a herbicide

For those that don’t know, glyphosate is a harmful chemical and can kill you in mass quantities. According to the article in the Times, the chemical was “detected in the oatmeal falls well below the limit set by federal regulators for human consumption….Since oats require less herbicide spray than many other grains, there is less risk of pollutants and groundwater contamination.” The result of this is the “oatmeal lawsuit, “a class-action claim where the plaintiff is seeking $5 million in damages, according to the New York Post. The claim points out that the “100% Natural” claim is actually “‘false, deceptive and misleading,’ because the company uses…glyphosate in processing its oats.”

Obviously this case falls under a number of areas and will be interesting to watch from a product liability and false advertising level. Additionally, the presence of a harmful chemical could bring other agencies and regulatory groups into the mix. This venerable company, founded by Ferdinand Schumacher in Akron, OH in 1850 has certainly been around for awhile and has seen worse–but it certainly can’t exactly help their image and their market share in the ever-growing oatmeal market.

Report: Asbestos Found at Maryland School

Great, yet scary story this morning about the perils of asbestos–even thirty years after the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, which was signed into law in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan. It all happened at as the tiles of a flooring surface at the long-demolished Kensington Junior High were being removed. Read more about the project here.

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Asbestos Removal

The perils of asbestos removal have long been outlined as a cause for mesothelioma. The story of mesothelioma is a tragic one dating back as far as the 1930s according to some estimates. The product that contributes most to mesothelioma cases is asbestos, which has been used in manufacturing and commerce in America for decades. If you or someone you know were impacted by asbestos and/or mesothelioma, the lawyers in the Medical Claim Legal network have been getting settlements for clients in mesothelioma cases for decades.

While some mesothelioma settlements and verdicts have reached into the millions, but it’s not easy to estimate how much a person will receive prior to filing a claim. Compensation varies on claimant’s diagnosis, medical history, companies sued, where the claim is filed, proof of negligence and other factors.

When asbestos is being removed, there is evidence it can have harmful and potentially life-threatening impact. There have been numerous cases and claims made against the companies in this field. For example, in Missouri a $10 million settlement was fought for by mesothelioma lawyers and awarded to a courthouse employee exposed to the chemical during a renovation project done by the U.S. Engineering.