Georgia Avandia® Lawyers
Avandia® (or rosiglitazone) is a popular prescription drug, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, used to treat “type-2” or “adult-onset” diabetes. In 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that due to concerns over serious side effects, Avandia® would carry a “black box” warning.
Furthermore, the FDA issued a safety alert on Avandia®. This release noted that “safety data controlled clinical trials have shown that there is a potentially significant increase in the risk of heart attack and heart-related deaths in patients taking Avandia®.”
While doubts as to Avandia®’s safety have persisted, the drug is nonetheless used by more 2 million people. Approved for diabetes treatment in 1999, an estimated 60+ million prescriptions for Avandia® have been written.
If you or a loved one has taken Avandia® and has experienced serious side effects, contact a Georgia Avandia® lawyer at the law office of Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C..
What is Avandia®?
Avandia® (rosiglitazone) is an anti-diabetic drug manufactured by the United Kingdom-based pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. Designed to increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin and used to treat type-2, non-insulin dependent diabetes – a serious, life-threatening disease that affects about 18 to 20 million Americans – Avandia® has been on the market since 1999.
To speak with a courtroom seasoned Avandia® lawsuit attorney – one familiar with its side effects and capable of helping you obtain fair compensation – contact the Avandia® lawsuit lawyers at our law firm today and schedule a free consultation.
Avandia® Side Effects
When Avandia® hit the market it did so with a high degree of promise and initially the reports of its effectiveness were positive. However, reports soon surfaced linking Avandia® to serious side effects.
Reported Avandia® side effects include:
- Weight gain
- Liver problems
- High cholesterol, and most seriously
- Heart problems
One study concluded that individuals taking Avandia® were 43 percent more likely to have a heart attack. These conditions can all be debilitating, and they can all lead to the death of a patient.
Since its release, the FDA has been monitoring Avandia®’s link to several heart-related side effects (including fluid retention, edema and congestive heart failure). The FDA has updated the product’s labeling on several occasions, most recently in 2006. This latest update included a new warning about a potential increase in heart attacks and heart-related chest pain in some individuals using Avandia®.
The FDA is advising patients who are taking Avandia® – especially those who are known to have underlying heart disease or who are at high risk of heart attack – to talk to their doctor about this new information as they evaluate the available treatment options for their type 2 diabetes.
Avandia® Lawsuit Information
Avandia® has serious side effects – an attorney from our office can help you file a lawsuit to get compensation from the manufacturer for any health problems you have suffered as a result the drug’s administration. If you contact our Avandia® lawyers for a free consultation, please bring any of the following information:
- Prescription records
- Medical records
- Diagnosis records of any Avandia® side effects
- Insurance claim forms
- Correspondence with your doctor
- Correspondence with your insurance company
- Any bills/records of costs you have incurred
Contact Our Avandia® Lawsuit Lawyers
At the Georgia law office of Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C., an Avandia® attorney can help you file a lawsuit to get the compensation to which you are entitled. Our Avandia® lawsuit lawyers have extensive experience with dangerous drug claims and have specifically handled many Avandia® cases.
Our legal team will represent you intelligently and aggressively. To speak with a courtroom seasoned Avandia® lawsuit attorney – one familiar with its side effects and capable of helping you obtain fair compensation – contact our Avandia® lawsuit lawyers today and schedule a free consultation. We will protect your rights and make sure you are not being taken advantage of.
Disclaimer: All use of the Avandia mark is for informational and product identification purposes only. This post should not be taken as either medical or legal advice, but instead should act as a resource in providing general information that may be useful to the general public. Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C. is not affiliated with drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline or its distributors.