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Diabetes Drug Flesh Eating Infection Lawsuit

Diabetes Drug Flesh Eating Infection Lawsuit

Diabetes medications such as Invokana have been linked to flesh eating infections of the genitals, also known as Fournier’s gangrene.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting diabetes medication induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a flesh eating infection, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is the problem?

The FDA has warned that certain type-2 diabetes medications are linked to a type of flesh-eating genital infection called Fournier’s gangrene. The infection is a rare side effect, but it can be deadly.

Diabetes Drugs Linked to Flesh Eating Infections

The diabetes drugs linked to a risk of flesh-eating infections include:

  • Invokana
  • Invokamet / Invokamet XR
  • Farxiga
  • Xigduo XR
  • Qtern
  • Jardiance
  • Glyxambi
  • Synjardy / Synjardy XR
  • Steglatro
  • Segluromet
  • Steglujan

FDA Warning for Flesh Eating Infections

In August 2018, the FDA warned that a class of diabetes drugs called Sodium-Glucose Cotransportrt-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are linked to reports of flesh-eating infections, also known as “necrotizing fasciitis” or Fournier’s gangrene. The FDA ordered drug-makers to update labels on diabetes drugs to include this side effect.

What is Fournier’s Gangrene?

Fournier’s gangrene is a rapidly-progressing, tissue-eating infection near the genitals or anus. It is deadly for about 1 in 3 people who develop this flesh-eating infection. The infection can quickly spread to the bloodstream and cause organ failure or death.

Symptoms of Flesh Eating Infections

Patients who develop sudden pain, tenderness, redness, or swelling in their genitals or anal area should seek medical attention immediately. Other symptoms include fever, generally feeling unwell, unpleasant odor from the affected skin, or cracking sound when touching the skin.

Do I have a Diabetes Drug Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting diabetes medication induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a flesh eating infection, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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