Millions of Americans including the residents of Tennessee suffer from diabetes and problems with their blood sugar each and every day. There are many medications out there to help control blood sugar and to help better manage diabetes and one of these is Avandia. However, in August of 2007 after hearing about the harmful side effects it could cause, the Federal Drug Administration insisted that the medicine be labeled with a “black box” warning due to problems such as congestive heart failure, and yet a second “black box” warning in November 2007 due to myocardial ischemia. Avandia is now being involved in more research; however, many professionals say that the medicine greatly raises risks for heart conditions and problems, liver problems, as well as other serious conditions.
If you or someone close to you has been prescribed Avandia for diabetes and have suffered from these health problems and side effects, it is strongly encouraged that you talk with a Tennessee defective product and dangerous drug lawyer right away. They will help you get the treatment and compensation that may be rightfully yours.What more should I be aware of about Avandia?
Avandia has become a commonly prescribed medication for type 2 diabetes. Its purpose is to help a patient’s blood sugar be more controlled by making the body more responsive to insulin. However, after some studies were performed, the FDA issued a warning of safety stating that the medicine could greatly raise the risk of heart attacks. The side effects of this medication include: • Higher risk of heart attack
- Failing of the heart
- Liver disease
- Loss of vision
This medication may also intensify a current medical problem, especially if a person already has a heart condition or has had one in the past.How can a Tennessee Attorney help with my case?
If you were prescribed Avandia and then suffered from harmful and serious side effects because of it, you should contact a Tennessee defective product and dangerous drug attorney at the Higgins Firm. We care about our clients and will work with you to see that you get the treatment and compensation that you are entitled to for your suffering.
Feel free to contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your case and your legal options.