Type 2 diabetes is a disease that often requires medication to control, and pharmaceutical companies have produced a number of drugs to do the job. Unfortunately, some of these drugs, far from protecting their users’ health, can lead to a potentially lethal form of gangrene — dead tissue caused by infection or loss of blood supply. At May Lightfoot, PLLC, in Washington, D.C., we are committed to seeking compensation for consumers of dangerous drugs who suffer Fournier’s gangrene as a result. Contact us online or by calling us at (202) 919-6463.
Jardiance and Farxiga’s History of Drug Complications
Jardiance and Farxiga belong to a class of drugs called SGLT2 inhibitors, used to treat Type 2 diabetes in adults. While widely prescribed, they have been shown to carry great risk for serious complications. In 2018, the FDA warned that Jardiance and Farxiga could cause flesh-eating bacteria to infect the genital area, causing a condition known as Fournier’s gangrene. It can take from seven days to 25 months for this serious condition to appear, although the average is nine months. That means patients may take their prescribed medications for nearly a year before adverse symptoms appear.
All patients identified with the disease so far have required disfiguring surgery to remove infected tissue, and several have developed complications, such as:
- Diabetic ketoacidosis, which is a buildup of acid in the blood normally caused by high blood sugar
- Acute kidney injury
- Septic shock, which is an overreaction of the immune system that can be fatal
Fournier’s gangrene linked to SGLT2 inhibitors can lead to amputation of affected limbs and even to death. If you are a resident of Washington, D.C. or Maryland and suffer from Fournier’s gangrene and its complications or other adverse effects as a result of taking Jardiance, Farxiga or other diabetic drugs, we are ready to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Our Washington D.C. Diabetes Drug Injury Lawyers Seek Legal Remedies For Victims
In a mass tort case, the manufacturer and other sellers of dangerous, defective products may be liable for damages caused by those products. If you have taken Jardiance or Farxiga and have developed Fournier’s gangrene, we will help you hold the manufacturers of these SGLT2 inhibitors accountable. Whether we pursue a settlement or fight it out in court, you can rely on our tenacious advocacy and tireless support in seeking damages for medical expenses, lost wages and other losses related to your injury. We also represent families in wrongful death claims when dangerous drugs cause fatalities.
Contact Our Washington D.C. Diabetes Drug Injury Attorneys
If you live in Washington, D.C. or Maryland and you believe that you have been diagnosed with Fournier’s gangrene after taking diabetic medication, we are prepared to fight on your behalf. For a free consultation at our D.C. office, call May Lightfoot, PLLC at (202) 919-6463 or contact us online.