Avandia® Attorneys Jacksonville
FDA Recall, Warning or Action: Certain cardiovascular risks (including heart attack) have been added to the physician labeling and patient Medication Guide for the diabetes drug Avandia® (rosiglitazone).
When a pharmaceutical manufacturer’s concern for the bottom line is clouded by their desire for optimizing the money they make, the consumer’s well-being is unjustly at risk. At Harrell & Harrell, P.A., our personal injury attorneys work jointly with researchers to pinpoint defective drugs, bad warning labels, incomplete healthcare information and product failures as well as adverse outcomes. Problems can come from the manufacturer’s failure to report contraindicated uses, to provide adequate directions or to list proven side effects.
Side Effects of Avandia® Use
Avandia® is an insulin diabetes sensitizer, which means the drug functions by binding to certain receptors in fat cells, thereby enabling the cells to be more responsive to insulin. The drug is used to help Type 2 diabetics control their blood sugar level.
- Fluid Retention
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Heart Attacks
NOTE: Diabetic patients were hopeful that Avandia, which helps to sensitize the body to insulin, would deliver. Sadly, studies have suggested an increased risk of cardiovascular events when taking the drug (which is also a risk associated with being diabetic).
After a thorough review of your case, our medical liability lawyer can furnish you with the best legal options for seeking compensation of damages. If you or a loved one has been injured due the failure of a manufacturer or seller to exercise reasonable care, contact a personal injury or wrongful lawyer at 904-251-1111 or 1-800-251-1111; or use this website’s Do I Have A Case form for a prompt response.