Avandia® Lawsuit New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia
Avandia® has been prescribed to millions of diabetics to control their blood sugar. However, because of growing concerns about the drug’s dangerous side effects, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a black box warning on August 14, 2007 for congestive heart failure, and another black box warning on November 14, 2007 for myocardial ischemia. Avandia® is currently the subject of additional studies, but medical experts claim the drug significantly increases the risk of heart problems, liver disease, and other maladies.
The manufacturer of Avandia®, GlaxoSmithKline, has been involved in numerous lawsuits with consumers who have been harmed by the drug. If you or a loved one has suffered from heart or liver failure, vision loss, or heart attack after taking Avandia®, Locks Law can help you obtain financial compensation. Please contact the attorneys at our New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania offices to learn more about filing an Avandia® lawsuit.
Avandia® (rosiglitazone) is a popular oral medication used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is intended to regulate the patient’s blood sugar by making his or her body more receptive to insulin. After a study by the Cleveland Clinic was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Food and Drug Administration released a safety warning about Avandia®, noting that it significantly increases a patient's risk of heart attack.
Avandia® Side Effects
The side effects of Avandia® are primarily heart-related medical problems. Numerous studies have shown Avandia® to be associated with an increased risk of heart attack, heart failure, angina, and other heart conditions. Other reported side effects are liver disease, stroke, and vision loss. The vision loss is due to a condition called macular edema, in which fluid builds up behind the retina, causing it to swell and the patient to lose peripheral vision.
Avandia® can exacerbate a patient’s existing medical condition, especially when a patient has a history of heart problems.
The defective drug attorneys at Locks Law are currently investigating claims on behalf of our Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York clients who have suffered the dangerous side effects of Avandia®. Drawing from our extensive experience with pharmaceutical litigation and working with credible medical experts, our legal team will prove that our clients were harmed after taking Avandia®, and that GlaxoSmithKline knew about the harmful side effects of the drug and concealed this information from the FDA and public. If a member of your family has died from Avandia® complications, our attorneys will represent you and your family in a wrongful death suit.
Contact an Avandia® Lawyer – New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey
Locks Law attorneys are currently handling claims from clients who have been harmed from taking Avandia®. If you would like information about filing a lawsuit, please contact our firm, serving New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
For more information about filling an Avandia® lawsuit, contact Locks Law, serving New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Our dangerous pharmaceuticals attorneys offer free, confidential consultations to discuss your legal options.