an increase of 43% in the risk of heart attacks and an increase of over 60% in the risk of cardiovascular death associated with the use of Avandia
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than John Anderson. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
On March 19th, 2012 US District Judge Cynthia Rufe ordered the beginning of the selection process of the initial Avandia lawsuits. More than 2,500 cases are consolidated before Judge Rufe in Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (07-01871), U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and plaintiffs claim to have suffered heart attacks attributed to their Avandia use. Avandia was first approved by the FDA in 1999 to treat Type 2 diabetes in adult patients. On December 21st, 2011 a St. Tammany Parish resident, John Anderson, filed an Avandia Lawsuit in New Orleans (case no. 2:11-cv-03135).
According to the lawsuit, Anderson took Avandia to treat his diabetes and on August 20th, 2011 he suffered a stroke. Plaintiff claims that Avandia can cause heart injury, liver failure and severe damage to the heart leading to death. An independent review of clinical data published in May 2007 by the New England Journal of Medicine revealed an increase of 43% in the risk of heart attacks and an increase of over 60% in the risk of cardiovascular death associated with the use of Avandia.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of in case of Avandia severe adverse events, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat of severe adverse events from Avandia remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
In November 2007, FDA announced that the manufacturer of Avandia has agreed to add new information about potential increased risk for heart attacks to the existing boxed warning. On September 23rd, 2010 FDA announced that it will significantly restrict the use of Avandia to patients with Type 2 diabetes who cannot control their diabetes on other medications.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Avandia lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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