Diabetes is a major global health problem. Huge profits are at stake, and pharmaceutical companies are in a fierce battle to get their drugs prescribed. Among the most widely used are those known as SGLT2 inhibitors.
Unfortunately, these drugs can cause a severe genital infection called necrotizing fasciitis (also known as Fournier’s gangrene) that can result in disfigurement and even death.
A 2018 FDA drug infection warning was the first information consumers received concerning the risk posed by SGLT2 inhibitors, commonly prescribed to type 2 diabetes patients. If you or a family member has suffered from a severe genital infection while taking glucose-controlling drugs for type 2 diabetes, you may be eligible for compensation.
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They are commonly prescribed to control blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes patients. These drugs work by allowing the body to excrete excess glucose through urination.
While these are not the only drugs that lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics, they are commonly prescribed in the United States. Often unknowingly, however, Americans fill their prescriptions and put themselves at risk for the dangerous genital bacterial infection known as Fournier’s gangrene (also called necrotizing fasciitis). The FDA-approved drugs known to cause this infection include
Brand names: Farxiga, Xigduo XR, Qtern
Boehringer Ingelheim/Eli Lilly (empagliflozin)
Brand names: Jardiance, Glyxambi, Synjardy, Synjardy XR
Brand names: Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR
Brand names: Steglatro, Segluromet, Stelujan
Typically very rare and affecting only males, necrotizing fasciitis occurs at much higher rates when using these diabetes drugs.
Average onset of symptoms is nine months after beginning the medication. Antibiotics must be administered rapidly to stop the spread of the infection, and most patients also require surgery to remove infected tissues.
Permanent disfigurement may result in some cases, as well as acute kidney damage, diabetic ketoacidosis, and septic shock, which can result in death.
Every case is unique, so the amount of money you may be able to recover depends on your circumstances. If you’ve suffered financial, emotional, and physical losses for your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation and receive a settlement check for
If you’ve been diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis due to diabetes medication use, the damage is more than just physical and emotional; it’s also economic. OnderLaw avoids adding to your stress by never requiring any advance payment for our services.
Instead we offer legal representation on a contingency basis. Rather than paying a legal fee upfront, you pay a contingency fee if we recover compensation for you.
If we don’t win, you pay us nothing.
OnderLaw strives to make a difference by fighting for ordinary people who were harmed by the negligence of others or by dangerous products, and by holding the big corporations that manufactured these products accountable for their carelessness.
We take on the challenge of fighting those companies not only to make sure clients are compensated for their suffering but to change the way products are made and regulated for the safety of future generations.
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Any person, or family member of a person, who developed a severe genital infection while taking a drug for type 2 diabetes may be eligible to make a claim.
We will always listen to the circumstances of your case and give you our analysis free of charge and without further obligation.
We represent all people involved in a diabetes drug infection lawsuit on a contingency basis, so there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation for you in your case.
To get started, use the online chat feature or contact form on this site. Our diabetes drug infection lawsuit team will contact you to answer any of your questions.
If you or a member of your family suffered a serious injury or health problem from a dangerous diabetes drug, lengthy, even lifelong, medical care may be needed. While no amount of money can undo your suffering, it can serve to hold the manufacturer accountable for the loss and pain that’s been caused.
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