Avandia Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke and Increased Risk of Overall Heart Failure - Georgia Avandia Lawyers Offer Help
Avandia is an anti-diabetic drug marketed by the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. Numerous studies and reports have linked it to vastly increased risks of heart attack and stroke. A U.S. Senate report stated that Avandia causes 500 avoidable heart attacks each and every month. The Avandia lawyers at The Onder Law Firm are offering a free, no-obligation case review if you or a loved one suffered a heart attack, stroke, other type of heart failure or heart disease.
An FDA alert regarding the increased heart attack risks from using Avandia was issued on May 21, 2007, although the drug still remains on the market in the United States. The FDA issued more Avandia warnings and restrictions throughout 2010, even though it was suspended from the market in Europe and a 2007 Avandia study found that it increased the risk of heart attack by 43% and the risk of all cardiovascular disease even higher than that.
If you or a loved one has taken Avandia and then suffered a heart attack, heart failure or cardiovascular disease, our Avandia heart attack lawyers will discuss your situation with you for free and with no obligation. Avandia has been particularly bad for persons over the age of 65 taking the drug, with even higher risks and occurrences of heart attacks than younger users.
Despite the lesser increase in risk of stroke from taking Avandia versus heart attack, the increased risk and occurrences of strokes after taking the drug have been very real. There have been 13,000 lawsuits brought against the maker of Avandia thus far, even though there have been closer to 100,000 heart attacks and strokes from using Avandia. Our Avandia stroke lawyers have the experience and expertise in dealing with serious medical conditions caused by prescription medicines as well as fighting big pharmaceutical companies and we can help.
The FDA has linked Avandia to 83,000 heart attacks from 1999 - 2007 and the Senate Finance Committee stated that more than 6,000 unnecessary Avandia heart attacks are occurring each year. The risks for and occurrence of heart failure and all forms of cardiovascular disease is even greater. Avandia and the FDA have had a troubled history, which Time Magazine wrote about earlier this year. Currently the FDA is investigating Avandia's maker, GlaxoSmithKline, broke the law by hiding the increased risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease from using Avandia.
Avandia has also been linked to greatly increased stroke risks, one study showed there to be a 27% increase in risk of stroke for Avandia users. The FDA's Associate Director of Drug Safety published a study of over 225,000 patients documenting the increased stroke occurrence.
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