Did you suffer harm or did a family member die after taking Avandia, an oral antidiabetic drug? This drug is one of various thiazolidinediones (TZDs). It is designed to increase the body's sensitivity to insulin and assist diabetics in the management of blood sugar.
This drug was approved in 1999, and has been taken by thousands or millions of patients since that time. During the first 6 years, the manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, PLC, failed to conduct studies regarding the drug's safety. Subsequently, research demonstrated the risks involved for consumers of Avandia.
Users of Avandia May Have a Higher Risk of Heart Attack or Bone Fractures
Since 2007, research demonstrating increased risk of heart attack and bone fractures through use of Avandia has been available to the medical community. In 2008, the drug was also associated with increased risk of liver failure. The manufacturer of Avandia had access to the same data that was released to the public well before the results of these research studies were published. Their failure to alert physicians and patients of known risks prevented those patients from being able to make informed decisions as to whether to take the drug.
Defective Drug Litigation in Illinois · Avandia Error · Lawyer David Jasmer Welcomes Inquiries
Were you harmed through a drug interaction involving Avandia and other medications? Did your family member suffer a heart attack or liver failure while on this drug? The Jasmer Law Firm offers free initial consultations for people harmed by the use of Avandia, and for family members after a fatality in a patient who was taking this drug.
Attorney David Jasmer is available for evening and weekend appointments and can come to your hospital or home if necessary. No attorney fees are collected from clients until and unless we help them obtain monetary compensation. To contact lawyer David Jasmer, call 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021.
David S. Jasmer has helped achieve over $85 million total in verdicts and settlements since 1996.