Fight Back with an Avandia Lawyer
Avandia was introduced as a promising new drug to treat Type 2 diabetes in 1999. Nearly 10 years later, it was discovered that taking Avandia could have serious, even fatal, side effects. A study by the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that Avandia increases the risk of a heart attack by 43 percent and the risk of death by cardiovascular disease by 64 percent after taking the drug for just one year.
Despite mounting concerns, Avandia remained on the market and was prescribed to millions of patients. It is estimated that Avandia is responsible for causing about 100,000 heart attacks. Thousands of patients are fighting back. More than 50,000 people have filed lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline, the pharmaceutical company that makes and markets the drug.
Common side effects of Avandia include:
- Numbness in arm or leg
- Fluid retention
- Shortness of breath
- Unusual fatigue
- Weight gain
If you are a victim of this drug, call 1-800-THE-LAW2 for a free consultation with an Avandia lawyer to get justice.
Benefits of Hiring an Avandia Attorney
A pharmaceutical company that fails to warn doctors and patients of any potential health risks could be legally accountable for any injuries sustained and expenses incurred as a result of that company’s negligence.
In the case of Avandia, GlaxoSmithKline has already agreed to pay $60 million to settle lawsuits and it has set aside an additional $6.4 billion to pay for additional claims. To ensure that you get justice, you need an attorney with the knowledge and experience to take on a big pharmaceutical corporation. Our Avandia lawyers have the negotiation and litigation skills to help victims who have had heart attacks, strokes, or congestive failure.
In addition to the physical pain caused by adverse side effects, the whole experience can be emotionally and financially devastating. Our lawyer can help you get compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Medical fees not covered by insurance
- Travel expenses for medical visits
- Funeral expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional support
To fully understand your legal options, talk to a lawyer in your neighborhood today. Our attorneys do not require any upfront fees. Either you get paid, or you don’t pay at all!
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