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FORT WORTH, TX, July 14, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Diabetic patients who suffered a heart attack or heart failure while taking Avandia may still be able to file claims against the manufacturer for monetary compensation. Avandia patients who have suffered a heart attack or heart failure while taking Avandia can call toll free 1-888-886-0262 to see if they qualify to file claims for Avandia settlement compensation.
Over 13,000 Avandia lawsuits by patients who have alleged to have suffered injuries such as heart attacks and heart failure have been filed against the manufacturer of Avandia, GlaxoSmithKline. Close to half of the Avandia lawsuits have been settled, according to recent news reports. Some reports indicate that the average Avandia settlements exceed $60,000 per claim. The Avandia lawsuits filed against the company allege negligence, fraud, breach of warranty and a failure to warn about the risks of the diabetes drug.
Patients who have suffered a heart attack or heart failure while taking Avandia may still be eligible to file a claim for compensation against the company.
In February of this year, the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance released a report based on a two-year inquiry of Avandia. According to the report, GlaxoSmithKline was aware of the possible cardiac risks associated with Avandia years before such evidence became public. The Senate report also alleges that the company intimidated independent physicians, focused on strategies to minimize findings that Avandia may increase cardiovascular risk, and sought ways to downplay findings that the rival drug Actos might reduce cardiovascular risk. An Avandia recall is under consideration by the FDA.
The Avandia lawyers at The Johnson Law Firm, a national law firm at the forefront of defective pharmaceutical litigation, has been representing Avandia victims for over three years and is continuing to file claims for patients who have suffered heart attacks and heart failure while taking Avandia. Affected patients can contact the Avandia Claims Hotline for a free claim evaluation by calling toll free nationwide at 1-888-886-0262 or by visiting the firm's website http://www.lawyersforclients.com/avandia/4.html.
"The documents we have obtained from the manufacturer clearly show that lives have been lost because patients were exposed to the cardiac risks of this drug which were concealed from the public after they were known to the manufacturer," according to a Johnson Law Firm attorney. "We represent hundreds of clients from across the United States who suffered heart attacks and heart failure while taking Avandia. We are proud to represent these clients in lawsuits against the manufacturer of Avandia. Many of the cases have settled and we will continue to seek every measure of damages allowed by law for our new clients. We intend to hold this manufacturer accountable for the harm it has caused our clients."
The Johnson Law Firm has represented thousands of people and their families in cases where defective medical devices or defective pharmaceutical drugs have caused serious injuries or death. The firm has clients from every state.
Affected patients can contact the Avandia Claims Hotline for a free claim evaluation by calling toll free nationwide at 1-888-886-0262 or by visiting the firm's website http://www.lawyersforclients.com/avandia/4.html where the most recent information on the Avandia lawsuits is available.
The Johnson Lawfirm
The Johnson Law Firm represents clients nationwide who have been injured by defective medical devices, pharmaceutical drugs, and asbestos.
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