Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline announced yesterday that it set aside billion of dollars for 2011 Avandia settlements and legal costs. Today, diabetics acrossthe United States are asking two questions: “Do I qualify for an Avandia settlement?” and “Is there still time to file an Avandia lawsuit?”
The first trial of an Avandia lawsuit is scheduled to begin on January 24 in Philadelphia, PA. The lawsuit was filed by the family of James Buford, a man who died of a heart attack in 2006 at the age of 49 while taking Avandia (rosiglitazone) to control his diabetes. The case seeks both compensatory and punitive damages. The lawsuit claims that Mr. Buford’s death was the result of Glaxo’s failure to warn doctors, patients and the FDA of Avandia heart risks.
Attorneys allege that GSK tried to conceal Avandia heart attack risks and intentionally misrepresented information about Avandia side effects. In addition, lawyers for the Buford’s claim that Glaxo attempted to intimidate doctors and scientists who raised questions about the safety of the diabetes drug.
GSK faces thousands more Avandia lawsuits across the United States involving similar claims.
Avandia lawsuits seek financial compensation for heart attack, stroke and congestive heart failure side effects. If you or a loved one had a heart attack or stroke after taking Avandia, or was diagnosed with CHF, you may qualify for an Avandia settlement and should contact a lawyer immediately to discuss your options by submitting the case evaluation request form on the right side of this page. Get Legal Help Now.
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