Fournier’s Gangrene Lawsuits

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned of an increased risk of Fournier’s gangrene, a serious infection of the genitals, in patients using a specific class of type 2 diabetes medicines. The specific diabetes drugs in question are known as sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. Invokana, Farxiga, and Jardiance are all examples of SGLT2 inhibitors. While strong antibiotics can be used for treatment, in most cases, multiple genital-disfiguring surgeries are necessary to stave off the infection. If you or a loved one took a type 2 diabetes drug like Invokana and suffered from Fournier’s gangrene, call our firm today!

FDA Warns of Serious Genital Infection

Fourniers Gangrene LawsuitIn August 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that “cases of a rare but serious infection of the genitals and area around the genitals have been reported with the class of type 2 diabetes medicines called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors.” In a five-year period, the FDA identified 12 cases of Fournier’s gangrene in patients taking an SGLT2 inhibitor. This number becomes more disturbing when you consider that only 6 cases of Fournier’s gangrene had been identified by the FDA in patients using other classes of antidiabetic drug over a 30-year period.

Fournier’s Gangrene

Fournier’s gangrene, also called necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum, is a rare but serious infection of the genitals and the areas around the genitals. According to the FDA: “Patients should seek medical attention immediately if you experience any symptoms of tenderness, redness, or swelling of the genitals or the area from the genitals back to the rectum, and have a fever above 100.4 F or a general feeling of being unwell. These symptoms can worsen quickly, so it is important to seek treatment right away.” If you or a loved one took an SGLT2 inhibitor like Invokana, Farxiga, or Jardiance and developed Fournier’s gangrene, please call our firm now.

Here is a list of SGLT2 inhibitors:

  • Invokana
  • Farxiga
  • Jardiance
  • Steglatro
  • Suglat
  • Lusefi
  • Zynquista
  • Apleway
  • Deberza
  • Glyxambia
  • Invokamet

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The Feeney Law Firm is committed to seeking justice for those affected by Fournier’s gangrene. Fighting to keep people safe from corporate greed and self-interest is our passion. We are here to help make that process as simple as possible for you and your family. Call us now at 1-800-649-7398 for a FREE consultation. Don’t wait; your time to file a Fournier’s gangrene lawsuit may be limited.

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