Avandia Cases: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Texas Against Glaxo
Latest developments in Avandia legal cases:
A wrongful death lawsuit out of Marshall, Texas, has been filed in federal court against the manufacturer of Avandia, a diabetes treatment drug that has been found to increase the risk of heart attacks.
According to the Lufkin Daily News, the action was taken on behalf of Peggie Stanford and Ryan Alan Stanford, wife and son of Larry Alan Stanford, 60, who died of a heart attack.
The News reported that the court document alleges negligence on the part of GlaxoSmithKline, the makers of Avandia (known generically as rosiglitazone).
The lawsuit accuses the company of withholding from physicians, patients and the public information it had on adverse side effects.
Researchers have found that long-term use of Avandia, prescribed for Type-2 diabetes, increased the risk of heart attack by 42 percent and doubled the risk of heart failure.
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