Jardiance® Case Evaluation

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  • Current status of litigation involving Jardiance®
  • If your injury may be compensable
  • Applicable statutes of limitation

Please fill in the form to request a FREE case evaluation from one of our attorneys if you or a loved one was prescribed Jardiance® and then subsequently diagnosed with Fournier’s Gangrene (also known as necrotizing fasciitis) prior to January 1, 2019.

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Did you or someone you know take Jardiance® and subsequently suffer from Fournier’s Gangrene (necrotizing fasciitis) prior to January 1, 2019? *

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Jardiance® and Fournier's Gangrene

  • Jardiance®On August 29, 2018 the FDA issued an urgent Safety Announcement to health care professionals and their patients. The Alert warned about the association between Jardiance® (and other SGLT2 diabetes medications such as Invokana®/Invokamet®/Invokamet XR®) and Fournier’s Gangrene, a life–threatening genital infection that can affect both men and women. Jardiance® is included in the class of drugs known as sodium–glucose cotransporter–2 (SGLT2) inhibitors which are prescribed for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes.
  • In October 2018, Boehringer Ingelheim — manufacturer of Jardiance® – and all other manufacturers of SGLT2 inhibitors added a Fournier’s Gangrene warning to their label.
  • SGLT2 inhibitors work by promoting the removal of glucose through the kidneys. This means that a patient’s urine contains a high volume of sugar, which creates a bodily environment very conducive for the growth of bacteria. Though SGLT2 inhibitors such as Jardiance® have been associated with an abnormally higher incidence of urinary tract infections, the association with Fournier’s Gangrene appears to be a recent revelation to the FDA.
  • Necrotizing fasciitis of the genitals and genital area, commonly known as Fournier’s Gangrene, is an uncommon bacterial infection that can develop in the scrotum, penis, labia, perineum, essentially any area from the genitals to the rectum. “Necrotizing” means that unchecked, the infection can destroy flesh so treatment of advanced cases usually involves surgery to stop its spread. If left untreated, Fournier’s Gangrene can lead to amputations and death.

Your Legal Rights

  • Uloric Case Evaluation I or a loved one took Jardiance® and developed Fournier’s Gangrene as a result, prior to January 1, 2019. If you took Jardiance® and were diagnosed with Fournier’s Gangrene (commonly known as necrotizing fasciitis) prior to January 1, 2019, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries as well as for any expenses, emotional distress, and inconveniences you have endured as a result of your medical treatment.
  • Looking for a Lawyer to Represent you? Our attorneys and co–counsel not only have the skill, experience, and expertise to investigate and handle your potential lawsuit, but also a proven track record of success in representing people who have been injured by dangerous products, including SGLT2 Inhibitors.
  • Meneo Law Group’s Experience — The Meneo Law Group has handled SGLT2 Inhibitor Fournier’s Gangrene lawsuits and has a proven track record of success in representing people, like you, who have been injured by these drugs. We have previously represented clients who suffered Fournier’s Gangrene after taking Invokana®, a drug in the same class as Jardiance®.
  • Our attorneys and co–counsel can assist you – Boehringer Ingelheim — manufacturer of Jardiance® – has its principal place of business located in Connecticut so it is subject to Connecticut state court jurisdiction. The Meneo Law Group’s home office is located in New Haven, CT and we are prepared to handle your case. If you believe your prior Fournier’s Gangrene diagnosis may be associated with the use of Jardiance®, please complete the Case Evaluation form on this page and we will review your situation.

Attorney Ron Meneo & The Meneo Law Group

  • Ron Meneo Attorney Ron Meneo manages and leads The Meneo Law Group. Your case will be personally reviewed and evaluated by him. Providing us with information about your case enables us to understand the nature of your injury and its probable cause. This allows us to make our conversation with you as productive as possible.
  • For the past 15 years, and with a Martindale Hubbell "Preeminent AV Rating" (the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards), Attorney Meneo has successfully represented hundreds of clients who have been injured by defective drugs and medical products.
  • Our commitments to excellence and our diligence are the hallmarks of our practice and guide us in representing each of our clients including those whom we successfully represented in the Diet Drug (fen-phen), PPA, Zyprexa®, Ketek®, YAZ® and Pradaxa® nationwide, mass tort litigations.

Holding Drug and Medical Device Companies Accountable

  • Too often the true extent and scope of the dangers associated with a particular prescription drug or medical device are hidden from the medical profession and patients. Whether from downplaying the risks or simply ignoring evidence of them, these companies reap billions of dollars in profits at the expense of patient health and safety. When this occurs, these companies must be held accountable.
  • The power and proclivity of the Food and Drug Administration to hold these companies accountable only extend so far. For individual patients who have been harmed by defective drugs and medical devices, the court system is usually the only pathway for justice.
  • We have a proven track record of holding drug and medical device manufacturers accountable for injuries sustained by our clients and for monetary damages caused by those injuries.

Financial Help

Financial Consequences of Personal Injury

  • The financial burdens resulting from personal injury can be substantial and include the costs of hospitalization, surgery, doctors, rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, travel, prescription medications and other items. In addition, there is likely pain and suffering and oftentimes a loss of current and future income, of family and spousal consortium, and of the enjoyment of pre-injury activities and mobility. In cases of severe and/or permanent injury, the future costs of care, treatment, maintenance and support can be overwhelming.
  • Insurance may only go so far in covering these costs and losses. Legal action may be the only way to protect yourself and your family to obtain adequate moneys to address your needs and secure your and your family's future.
Protect your Rights

Protect Your Rights

  • Personal injury claims, including those for product liability and negligence, are subject to various statutes of limitation. These laws limit the amount of time within which a claim for monetary damages may be brought against the company or person responsible for the injuries. Consequently, acting promptly to protect your, or a loved one's, legal claims and rights is imperative.
  • Statutes of limitation vary from state to state. Generally, they can begin to run from either the date of your injury or the date you first discovered that the injury may have been caused by a defective product. These are important distinctions that may impact your legal rights.
  • If you or a loved one suffered a drug or medical device injury or a type of personal injury claim that we are investigating, we welcome the opportunity to talk with you.

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Learn about your LEGAL RIGHTS

Please fill in the form to request a FREE case evaluation from one of our attorneys if you or a loved one was prescribed Jardiance® and then subsequently diagnosed with Fournier’s Gangrene (also known as necrotizing fasciitis) prior to January 1, 2019.

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Did you or someone you know take Jardiance® and subsequently suffer from Fournier’s Gangrene (necrotizing fasciitis) prior to January 1, 2019? *

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