Jardiance® Lawsuit Injury Lawyer
When a medication that was touted to improve your health causes harm instead, it can be devastating. Jardiance® is one of those medications, a drug used for those with type-2 diabetes to help reduce blood sugar and decrease the risk of cardiovascular death. Unfortunately, Jardiance® has been shown to cause high risks for diabetic ketoacidosis, which can pose serious risks for the patient’s health, up to and including death.
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a condition where the body does not use the sugar in the blood (glucose) for fuel, but burns fat instead due to low amounts of insulin. This high blood-sugar and low insulin condition leads to excess ketones released into the bloodstream, a bi-product of burning fat for fuel. Ketones are acid-based, creating a ketoacidosis, toxic acidity in the blood.
When diabetic ketoacidosis occurs, it can pose a serious risk to health. Early symptoms include:
- Increased urination
- Excessive thirst
- Rapid breathing, deep breaths
- Sweet or fruity odor to breath
- Stomach or abdomen pain
Anyone who has type-2 diabetes and has been using Jardiance® should be aware of the signs and symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis and seek medical care immediately.
Injuries from Diabetic Ketoacidosis
If ketone levels become too high, diabetic ketoacidosis can occur and cause serious health effects. If left untreated, diabetic ketoacidosis can lead to a coma or death. Since the use of Jardiance® has been linked to this serious complication and risks of heart attack, users of this drug should be aware of the dangers of possible injuries. For those who already have been harmed by using Jardiance®, pursuing a lawsuit to cover damages can be an option.
At Moriarty Injury Lawyer, we offer free consultations for those who have experienced diabetic ketoacidosis or other serious side effects from using Jardiance®. Contact our office in Atlanta to schedule an appointment. You may be eligible to receive compensation through a Jardiance® lawsuit.