Used to treat type 2 diabetes, Avandia® has been linked to serious side effects; patients have had a higher instance of heart failure, as well as a greater chance of liver problems after taking Avandia®. An attorney from Phillips Law Group can help you with your lawsuit, and provide aggressive representation. Read on to learn more about Avandia® and what a lawyer from our office can do for you.
Avandia - A Diabetes Drug
The most common diabetes drug in the U.S., Avandia®, or rosiglitazone, is designed to increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin. It is used only to treat type 2, non-insulin dependent diabetes, and has been on the market since 1999. Avandia® is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, and an estimated 60 million prescriptions for it have been written.
Avandia Side Effects - Avandia Lawyer and Attorney
In December 2006, GlaxoSmithKline alerted physicians that Avandia® had been shown to have side effects that include two kinds of edema in patients. Peripheral edema is a swelling of the extremities due to fluid buildup, while macular edema is a swelling and protein buildup in the eye. These conditions can lead to a multitude of other health complications, including congestive heart failure. One study concluded that individuals taking Avandia® were 43 percent more likely to have a heart attack.
The macular edema caused by Avandia® has been shown to cause vision problems, including blurred vision and decreased visual acuity. In addition, Avandia® has been linked to liver problems, rapid weight gain, jaundice, hypoglycemia, and other conditions. If you or someone you know has suffered health complications of any kind after taking Avandia®, talk to an attorney; a lawyer from Phillips Law Group can help you win restitution and get your life back on track.
Avandia Lawsuit Information
Avandia® has serious side effects – a lawyer 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 of the drug. Phillips Law Group has extensive experience with dangerous drug claims and has specifically handled Avandia® cases. Our legal team will represent you intelligently and aggressively. Contact an attorney who can inform you of your rights and make sure you are not being taken advantage of.