In May of 2007, the FDA announced a potential health issue related to Avandia; an oral anti-diabetic medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. Data collected from various controlled clinical trials demonstrated an increased risk of heart attack and heart-related deaths in patients taking Avandia. However, the FDA is not asking GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of the drug, to take any specific action at this time, as additional health risks are associated with abruptly switching diabetic patients from one form of medication to another.
Since Avandia was approved, the FDA has been monitoring several heart-related adverse conditions based upon data reported in previous clinical trials of Avandia alone and in combination with other drugs—some of these conditions reported included fluid retention, edema and congestive heart failure. Based upon this clinical data, the FDA has updated the product's labeling on several occasions, most recently in 2006. This updated labeling for Avandia included a new warning about a potential increase in heart attacks and heart-related chest pain in patients taking the drug.
Avandia Attorneys represent those who have suffered serious injuries as the result of taking this dangerous drug. If you or a loved one took Avandia and later developed a side effect such as a heart-related illness, don't hesitate to contact an Avandia attorney. All Avandia attorneys listed on LawInfo offer our website visitors free consultations.
An Avandia Attorney can be an invaluable resource when it comes to suing your doctor or the drug manufacturer for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured, it's important to seek prompt medical attention. If for any reason you don't want to return to your normal doctor then your Avandia Lawyer will be able to refer you to a professional who deals with your special type of case. Additionally, your Avandia attorney will help you collect evidence including documents and witness statements, file all proper documents with the courts, and negotiate a settlement with the defendant(s).
Your Avandia lawyer can be relied on the represent your rights, and to get you the compensation you deserve to help make you whole again. If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries as a result of taking Avandia you should use LawInfo to find an experienced attorney right away.