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Invokana Class Action

**A joint Settlement Approval Hearing is set to occur via video conference in the Canadian Invokana Class Action Litigation on September 29, 2022 at 12pm EST in London, Ontario and 10am CST in Regina, Saskatchewan. If you want to attend this Hearing remotely, please contact us asap to request the link for the video conference.**

 

**Les audiences d’approbation du règlement ont été fixées au 29 septembre 2022 en Ontario et en Saskatchewan. Si vous souhaitez assister à l’audience à distance, contactez nous dès que possible pour obtenir le lien de la vidéoconférence.** L’audience au Québec avait préalablement été fixée à cette date mais a été reportée à une date à être déterminée.**

 
For any putative class members or members of the public wishing to observe or take part in the Request for Settlement Approval Hearing taking place on September 29, 2022, please note that you may attend the same court hearing virtually via Microsoft Teams.

The same court hearings are taking place simultaneously before Judges in Ontario and Saskatchewan [beginning at noon local time in Ontario and 10:00 AM local time in Saskatchewan].

To obtain the detailed Microsoft Teams coordinates to attend the same court hearings occurring on September 29, 2022 via the Internet, please immediately send an e-mail to heidi@merchantlaw.com
2022 – A Canada-wide proposed class action settlement has been reached for a defined class of persons, relating to the prescription drugs Invokana, Invokamet, and Invokamet XR.

Invokana (canagliflozin) is a prescription medication indicated to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Invokana is also available in combination with metformin, under the brand name Invokamet.

Our plaintiffs’ law firm, Merchant Law Group LLP, has offices across Canada and seeks to assist in the recovery of financial compensation for Canadians who were prescribed Invokana and then suffered one or more of the related injuries (listed below).

In order for the proposed Settlement to become effective, it must be approved by the Courts of Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Quebec.  Hearings to approve the settlement have been scheduled for September 29, 2022.

If the Settlement is approved, it will apply to: all persons resident in Canada as of mid-June, 2022 (depending on their province of residence), who were prescribed Invokana, Invokamet, and/or Invokamet XR in Canada at any time on or before the relevant date (and all persons who by virtue of a personal relationship to one or more of such persons have claims for common law or statutory damages).

 

Invokana May Cause Serious Injuries

According to various research studies and reports made by the FDA and Health Canada, Invokana may cause serious side effects and injuries, including:

  • Increased risk of lower limb amputations (toe, foot, and leg)
  • Ketoacidosis
  • Increased risk of acute renal failure
  • Acute kidney injuries
  • Death

On September 6, 2017 Health Canada issued a Dear Healthcare Professional Letter advising practitioners that an approximately two-fold increased risk of surgical lower limb amputation (primarily of the toe and midfoot but also of the leg) has been observed in two long-term clinical studies in type 2 diabetes patients with established cardiovascular disease and treated with Invokana.  Subsequently, a black box warning regarding lower limb amputations was added to the drug product label.

On May 16, 2016, Health Canada issued a Dear Healthcare Professional Letter advising that serious, sometimes life-threatening and fatal cases of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) have been reported in patients prescribed Invokana.

On October 16, 2015, Health Canada completed a Safety Review which found a link between acute kidney injury and the use of Invokana.

For more information on the approval hearing process or on how to opt out of the Settlement, comment upon the Settlement, or object to the Settlement, please review the Official Long Form Class Action Settlement Notice (provided here in both English and French).

Merchant Law Group LLP’s class action alleges that the defendant failed to adequately warn individuals that the use of Invokana increases the risk of serious injuries and complications.

Are You Able to Apply For Compensation under the Invokana Class Action?

If you were prescribed Invokana, and suffered one of the injuries listed above, we encourage you to contact Merchant Law Group LLP at merchant@merchantlaw.com for more information or to fill out the detailed contact form below to speak to one of our legal professionals without obligation (Québec residents – POUR UN SERVICE EN FRANÇAIS AU SUJET DE CE RECOURS COLLECTIF, S.V.P. REMPLIR LE FORMULAIRE CI-DESSOUS OU CONTACTER NOTRE BUREAU DE MONTRÉAL: MONTREAL@MERCHANTLAW.COM

Merchant Law Group LLP has ten offices across Canada, from Quebec to British Columbia. Merchant Law Group LLP and Tony Merchant, Q.C. are well known for pursuing class action lawsuits in Canada including litigation regarding Winners/HomeSense, GM Gasket Manifolds, Hip Implants, Maple Leaf Foods, Celebrex/Bextra, Vioxx, Sony, Residential Schools, and various other cases.  Tony Merchant, Q.C. is known to be one of Canada’s most active litigators with more than 800 reported cases in leading Caselaw Journals, having argued thousands of cases before the Canadian and American Courts, in Trial and Administrative Courts, and the Courts of Appeal of various American and Canadian jurisdictions, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Tony Merchant, Q.C., has a long history in pursuing public policy cases and is a former Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.)

IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE CONTACT LIST FOR THIS CLASS ACTION OR TO SIMPLY GET MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE BELOW FORM. (Please note, providing your information creates no legal or financial obligation.  You are not charged any fee or cost – we are simply paid a contingency fee from the compensation recovered, if this class action is successful.)

 

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