Experienced Los Angeles Diabetic Drug Injury Lawyer
Contact a skilled attorney for your diabetes drug injury claim in Los Angeles
Medications prescribed to treat diabetes, and particularly Type 2 diabetes, are increasingly being found to cause dangerous side effects, and even death. At National Choice Lawyers, our exceptional personal injury attorney provides personal and effective representation in your diabetes drug claim. We have access to the necessary experts to bring your claim to a successful outcome.
Diabetes drugs in litigation over their dangerous side effects
Three diabetes drugs have been the subject of extensive liability litigation for being defective medical products:
Active class action lawsuits are proceeding in claims regarding Actos and Avandia, while most of the cases involving Rezulin have been resolved. Our skilled products liability attorney is capable of litigating your claim successfully and will take it to trial should a settlement not be in your best interest. If your physician continued to prescribe these drugs to you after knowing the dangerous side effects they can cause, you should consult with our knowledgeable Los Angeles lawyers at National Choice Lawyers about a possible medical malpractice claim.
Actos is a prescription drug for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. The active ingredient in Actos, Pioglitazone, increases the risks of bladder cancer and heart attacks. Class action cases involving Actos are ongoing. In 2007, the FDA required Actos to include warnings that patients with advanced congestive heart failure should not use the drug. Recent studies have indicated that Actos may also increase the risk of macular edema in sufferers of Type 2 diabetes.
Doctors prescribe Avandia to treat adult onset Type 2 diabetes, though, it has been found to act as a trigger for heart attacks. In fact, researchers found that Avandia causes a 43% higher risk of heart attack, and may be responsible for 100,000 deaths in the U.S. alone. The dangerous ingredient in Avandia is Rosiglitazone. Rosiglitazone has been removed from the market in Europe, but not in the United States. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) admitted that the side effects of Avandia include increased risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, bone fractures, macular edema, and hepatitis. GSK has already agreed to pay the government $3 billion to settle civil and criminal government investigations regarding Avandia. In 2007, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) required GSK to place warnings in packages of Avandia that persons with advanced congestive heart failure should not use the drug.
Until 2000, doctors prescribed Rezulin to control blood sugar levels. The FDA, however, recalled the drug since it causes liver toxicity, congestive heart failure and even death. Most of the lawsuits over Rezulin have been resolved some years ago.
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