Sugar Land Avandia Injury Cases
Dangerous Side Effects of Avandia
Avandia is a diabetes drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Research indicates those that take Avandia are at a 43% increased risk for heart attack and a 64% increased risk for death due to cardiovascular failure. In May of 2007, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety warning regarding the serious health risks associated with Avandia. Afterwards, the FDA placed a "black box" warning label on this drug - the strongest warning that can be issued without recalling a drug. The León Law Firm, P.C. has represented a number of clients in Avandia cases. We consult medical experts who can address and explain the research regarding the health dangers posed by Avandia and explain their correlation to our client's injuries and medical complications.
Don't assume injuries caused by Avandia are simply a matter of a "bad reaction" alone. GlaxoSmithKline is aware of the dangers associated with Avandia but continues to market the drug. If you have suffered a heart attack after taking Avandia, or suffered serious medical complications or injuries due to Avandia, contact a Sugar Land Avandia personal injury attorney today.
While an increased risk for heart attack and cardiac problems are perhaps the most serious side effects associated with Avandia, the following medical complications have been reported as well:
- Liver damage
- Congestive heart failure
- Increased cholesterol
- Water retention
- Swelling in the arms and legs
Avandia Drug Attorney in Sugar Land
Even if Avandia is still on the market, you have a case if your injuries can be shown to have been caused by Avandia. Records indicate that GlaxoSmithKline was informed of the dangers of Avandia as early as 1999. They are also aware of the research demonstrating an increased risk for heart attack associated with their product. Their decision to continue marketing the drug amounts to willingness on their part to put people at an increased risk for serious medical complications from taking Avandia.
As your attorney, Mr. León presents medical evidence and research
to jurors establishing the dangers
of this drug. Consulting with doctors and medical experts, our legal team will explain
your condition before using Avandia, what your medical records indicate
while you were taking Avandia, and what we know about the risks associated
with taking the drug. We establish liability by focusing on foreseeability
and the decision on the part of GlaxoSmithKline to continue marketing Avandia.
The following article provides more information regarding the dangers associated with Avandia:
If you are currently taking Avandia or have taken it in the past and have suffered any of the symptoms listed above, contact a Sugar Land Avandia Attorney today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.