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 injury 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 bodys 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 - Contact Us FREE
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.