First Lawsuit for Avandia Filed In Santa Clara County
Produced by GlaxoSmithKline, Avandia is an oral medication prescribed for type-2 (adult onset) diabetes. It works by improving your blood sugar levels by making your cells more receptive to insulin.
But despite its effectiveness at regulating type-2 diabetes, studies have revealed that this medication can lead to serious and potentially deadly side effects.
The dangerous drug lawyers at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton know the difficulty of dealing with a dangerous, recalled medication. We will help your family get the money you deserve during this trying time.
Santa Clara, California
The county of Santa Clara, California has filed a lawsuit against Avandia’s manufacturer on behalf of both diabetes patients and health care providers. The county claims that GlaxoSmithKline falsely advertised this diabetes drug and concealed the increased risk of heart attacks and other dangerous side effects. Filed in the U.S. District Court in San Jose, this case is believed to be the first government lawsuit against the company over the drug Avandia.
Santa Clara County has been especially affected by Avandia problems. Their county-run hospital spent $2 million on Avandia between 1999 and 2007 for its patients. It also treated numerous patients who suffered heart attacks and other side effects as a result of Avandia use.