Avandia is a diabetes drugs approved in the US in 1998 to treat type 2 diabetes. The drug was designed to control blood glucose levels. However, concerns about life-threatening side effects began mounting years after its release. Studies show that the drug has caused between 60,000 to 200,000 heart attacks and death due to cardiovascular problems in the US from 1999 to 2006.
Avandia lawsuit pertains to personal injury cases where patients seek compensation from the makers of Avandia, GlaxoSmithKline after sustaining life-threatening side effects from the drug.
Avandia lawsuit can win settlements for affected patients regardless whether the suit filed was as an individual claim or a class action suit as long as:
- The injuries were caused by taking Avandia
- The makers of Avandia knew about the dangers of the drug and yet failed to disclose the side effects to the general public and the FDA
Families of patients who have passed away due to complications after taking the drug are entitled to monetary settlements to compensate for their loss. For deaths led by taking Avandia, it is best to file an individual Avandia Lawsuit rather than a class action case.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of the drug and is considering filing an Avandia lawsuit, you must meet with a personal injury attorney for preliminary consultation. During the initial consultation, patients can determine if they have a provable case. This is also an opportunity for patients to familiarize themselves about the process of building the case and winning the Avandia lawsuit filed.
During the preliminary meeting, you will require information pertaining to the proceedings and settlements in cases similar to your own as well as what type of lawsuit that are most advantageous to your cause. Most Avandia lawyers do not charge for preliminary consultations as an added incentive for prospective clients to fight for their legal rights.