FDA Avandia Warning Issued
Avandia is a prescription medication used to treat patients with type-2 diabetes and is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Avandia can be used alone or with other diabetes medication. Avandia helps to restore the body’s response to insulin thereby lowering your blood sugar. Controlling high blood sugar is important in that high blood sugar can cause kidney dysfunction, nerve damage, blindness, heart attack and loss of limbs. Like some other medications, Avandia has been reported to cause severe side effects in certain individuals. An Avandia Warning has been issued by the FDA that this anti-diabetic drug may worsen certain heart problems such as congestive heart failure and heart attack. You should seek medical attention as soon as possible if you experience swelling of the hands and feet, have sudden weight gain, trouble breathing or chest pain. If you have experienced these Avandia side effects you might want to contact an Avandia attorney to see if you qualify for an Avandia Lawsuit.
Based on the number of prescriptions sold, it is likely that thousands of patients have experienced severe Avandia side effects such as a heart attack. If this has happened to you, it is a good idea to contact an attorney who is an expert on Avandia litigation to find out if you if you qualify for an Avandia Lawsuit.
Increased number of Avandia Deaths
Avandia has had a number of setbacks. Although a powerful anti-diabetic medication, Avandia has been reported to increase the potential for heart attack in certain patients. In fact studies demonstrate that there is a 30 to 40% increase in the number of heart attacks as well as an increased number of Avandia deaths. Some studies have shown that Avandia may generate low blood sugar levels in certain patients. Some Avandia consumers have experienced liver toxicity and low blood pressure as well. Avandia is still on the market, but now carries a “black box” Avandia Warning listing all the severe side effects associated with it.
If you are currently taking Avandia, you should talk with your healthcare provider to assess the benefits and risks of Avandia as well as possible therapy alternatives. If you or a loved one has suffered with adverse Avandia side effects, you might want to contact an Avandia lawyer to see if you qualify for an Avandia Lawsuit.
Patients who have taken Avandia who develop congestive heart failure, heart attack, liver toxicity, severe allergic reactions or stroke have a viable legal claim and should be entitled to compensation for their Avandia injuries. If you qualify for an Avandia Lawsuit you can file a personal injury Avandia lawsuit or an Avandia class action suit but you must demonstrate that your injuries were caused by taking Avandia and that GlaxoSmithKline knew about Avandia side effects and failed to warn the FDA and consumers.
You may have a an Avandia Lawsuit
Compensation is also available for families of patients who have died due to Avandia side effects for their pain and suffering. If you are filing due to an Avandia death, it is generally better to file a personal injury Avandia lawsuit rather than become part of a class action suit.
To initiate an Avandia Lawsuit you will need to meet with a personal injury lawyer for an initial consultation. During this consultation you will find out if you have a provable case against GlaxoSmithKline, learn about the process of building and winning an Avandia Lawsuit, get information about proceedings on cases similar to your own and determine whether you should file individually or join a class action suit. Generally, Avandia lawyers don’t charge for these initial consultations.
It is important to work with Avandia litigation lawyers in that you are much more likely to win larger compensation. Avandia lawyers are able to find credible experts to testify on your behalf, effectively negotiate with GlaxoSmithKline, and do the proper research to ensure you get the proper compensation for the severity and type of injuries you have sustained. Most Avandia lawyers work on contingency. This means that you won’t have to pay for legal services until, or in some cases, unless they win a settlement. So, if you are interested in pursuing an Avandia Lawsuit, make sure to contact an Avandia specialist.
You May be entitled to Compensation, so act now.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of Avandia Therapy, contact us now to speak with our qualified professionals about possible compensation. Call us now at 877-222-7069 or use the contact form for a free case review.
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