Avandia Lawsuits

Avandia Side Effects Lawsuits: Linked to Congestive Heart Failure

Avandia (rosiglitazone maleate) is a drug designed to treat patients with type II diabetes. It works by decreasing sugar production and by assisting the body in its use of available insulin. Insulin helps the body transport sugar out of the bloodstream and into cells. With type II diabetes, sugar starts to buildup in the blood because the body is unable to make efficient use of the insulin it makes.

Unfortunately, the combination of Avandia and insulin can result in a condition called fluid-overload disease, which in turn may lead to cardiac arrest and death. Avandia has also been shown to cause hepatitis and liver failure. Lawyers are examining claims for personal injuries and wrongful death related to this drug.

Avandia is considered a thiazolisinedione class drug and is very similar to Rezulin, a drug the FDA recalled in March 2000 because of its tendency to cause liver failure. All though neither the FDA nor the consumer group Public Citizen ever found evidence that Avandia was safer than Rezulin, it was approved for the market on May of 1999. In early February of 2001 the FDA required Glaxo Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals to revise the label on the Avandia bottles in order to indicate the increased risk of cardiac failure. Later the same month a letter was sent to Glaxo stating all Avandia promotional materials must be changed to include the new risks, no later than March of 2001. Nevertheless, the manufacturer continued to minimize the risks in their labels and in some important meetings outright denied them. In July of 2001 the FDA sent another letter warning that Avandia had failed to adequately revise its labeling and had falsely denied serious risk of congestive heart failure in Avandia users. Avandia continues to be available publicly. Presently numerous wrongful death suits and personal injury cases against Glaxo are pending.

If you or a loved one have experienced heart failure related to the use of Avandia please use our form for legal advice. You may contact our national network of attorneys evaluating Avandia claims at no obligation for a free legal consultation. Please read our disclaimer and terms of use. You are not entering into an attorney client relationship. Read on >>

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