If you have developed cardiovascular problems (such as heart attack, stroke, or
congestive heart failure) due to Avandia, then you need to contact
Ken Nunn today. Dealing with large pharmaceutical companies can
be a daunting task. Having a skilled drug injury lawyer at your side will help you protect your
rights. When you're injured, the last thing that you want to worry about is court proceedings, paperwork,
and the constant run-around you'll receive from the insurance companies. They'd like
nothing better than to give you a tiny check for your injuries. Don't let them do it!
Avandia is an anti-diabetic drug that helps patients control their blood sugar levels.
It is used only to treat type 2, non-insulin dependent diabetes, and was approved by
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999. Manufactured and marketed by GlaxoSmithKline,
an estimated 60 million prescriptions have been written for it. Unfortunately, thousands of
users have suffered serious and potentially fatal injuries as a result of the drug's
After approval, the manufacturer received a large number of post-marketing reports of heart
failure and heart attacks. By 2005, the FDA was aware of the cardiovascular risks of Avandia.
In 2006, GlaxoSmithKline complied with the FDA’s recommendation to change the label to show
an increased risk of heart problems for patients taking the drug in combination with insulin.
In 2007, a study by the New England Journal of Medicine reported that users of Avandia had a
43 percent increase in the risk of suffering a heart attack and a 64 percent increase in the
risk of a heart-related death when compared to those taking another drug or a placebo.
GlaxoSmithKline acknowledged that its own analysis of the data showed a 30 percent increased
rate of heart attacks. Additional research confirmed that users of Avandia could face an
increased risk of osteoporosis, bone fractures, vision problems, and liver failure. Many
lawsuits have been filed alleging that GlaxoSmithKline failed to provide complete information
about the risk of heart attacks, heart disease, and death. Patients who have suffered side
effects associated with the use of Avandia may have a legal claim that they were prevented from
making an informed decision about whether the benefits of the drug outweighed its dangers.
If you or someone you know has suffered health complications of any kind after taking Avandia,
talk to a lawyer. By hiring an experienced, aggressive and local Avandia injury lawyer,
you can ensure that your rights are being protected. I go toe-to-toe with large businesses and
insurance companies on a daily basis. I know all the tricks they pull to try to keep you and
your family from winning the compensation that you deserve.
Contact me today to receive a free consultation on a potential Avandia lawsuit. You can GET HELP NOW! online
by filling out a quick and easy form or you can call my office at 1-800-CALL-KEN.
Prescription drug injuries have a huge impact on your life and your families. Put a fighter on
your side and show these drug companies that they can't get away with selling defective products.
I cover Vanderburgh County,
Saint Joseph County,
Hammond, and the
rest of Indiana. Please don't hesitate. Contact me today.