Diabetes in America is skyrocketing. In 2014, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention discovered that 1 in 3 Americans will develop diabetes within their lifetime. Every year, there are 1.7 million new diabetes cases diagnosed. What’s more, that number doesn’t include the undiagnosed cases. That means that diabetes medication side effects are also steadily increasing. And with this rising patient population, pharmaceutical companies eagerly rake in record-breaking drug profits with each newly patented medication.
Infographic: Diabetes Medication Side Effects In America
Yes, unrelated serious health and environmental concerns can lead some people to develop type 2 diabetes. But we won’t debate that in this article. This infographic explains how type 2 diabetics taking glucose-regulating drugs risk serious diabetes medication side effects. In fact, most patients have no choice and must rely on their doctor’s expertise. Medication’s their best option for lowering dangerously high blood sugar levels. However, that medication can cause significant harm to 34.2 million affected Americans (10.5% of the population, or more than 1 in 10 people). Here’s what you need to know if either you or a loved one develops diabetes:
What You Can Do
If you or a loved one suffered Invokana, Onglyza, Actos or other diabetes medication side effects, get your free case evaluation today. You may qualify for financial compensation from the manufacturer due to injuries from these medications. Some Invokana complications may even be life-threatening, including:
- toe, foot and lower-leg amputations
- heart attacks/strokes
- diabetic ketoacidosis (also known as DKA)
- kidney failure
Once you’ve submitted your information, an experienced attorney will call you for a free, no-obligation consultation. To see if you may qualify for a cash settlement online, complete your free Invokana claim evaluation today. The decision to take next steps in filing your drug injury claim is completely up to you.
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Lori Polemenakos is Director of Consumer Content and SEO strategist for LeadingResponse, a legal marketing company. An award-winning journalist, writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas, she's produced articles for major brands such as Match.com, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, Xfinity, Mail.com, and edited several published books. Since 2016, she's published hundreds of articles about Social Security disability, workers' compensation, veterans' benefits, personal injury, mass tort, auto accident claims, bankruptcy, employment law and other related legal issues.