Fournier’s Gangrene

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Your Diabetes Drugs Can Lead to a Serious Infection – Call (713) 999-3681

Have you or a loved one been taking:

  • Farxiga (Astra Zeneca)

  • Jardiance (Eli Lilly)

  • Invokana (Johnson & Johnson)

  • ​Steglatro (Merck)?

These diabetes drugs could increase the risk of bacterial skin eating disease, serious genital infections, gangrene, and amputations.

Prescribed to patients with Type II diabetes, these medications contain SGLT2 inhibitors, which are approved by the FDA to reduce blood sugar, helping the kidneys to eliminate sugar through the urine.

However, the FDA has received reports that patients who took medicines with an SGLT2 inhibitor developed a rare but potentially deadly bacterial infection. Known as Fournier’s gangrene, the infection occurs when bacteria enter the body, often through a cut, and then proceed to destroy the tissue.

Signs of this serious bacterial infection include fever and tenderness, redness, or swelling of the genitals or from the surrounding area to the rectum. If such symptoms occur, it may be necessary to immediately stop taking your diabetes drugs, take antibiotics, and undergo surgery.

If you have any of the symptoms of Fournier’s gangrene, you need to see a doctor immediately. You may need treatment straight away.

Pharmaceutical Companies May Owe You Compensation

If you or a loved one has suffered Fournier’s gangrene or other serious side effects after taking a diabetes drug with an SGLT2 inhibitor, you may be owed financial compensation from the negligent manufacturers. It is the responsibility of pharmaceutical corporations to ensure that drugs are safe, thoroughly tested, and clearly labeled with any warnings so that patients are not exposed to unnecessary health risks. When drug makers fail to fulfill their duties, they should be liable for the pain and suffering, medical expenses, and other damages that they have inflicted.

At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, our attorneys have successfully gone toe-to-toe with major corporations and pharmaceutical companies time and again. We know how to get answers, assert our clients’ rights, and recover the compensation our clients are owed. Led by Board Certified specialists and trial lawyers, our law firm bring decades of experience and legal resources to help you get the results you need and deserve.

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