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Avandia Faces Lawsuits In Texas

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Type 2 diabetes medication manufacturer Glaxosmithkline is facing a lawsuit filed by eight Texans over Avandia, alleging the drug caused serious cardiovascular events.

According to the lawsuit, “Ronald F. Davis Sr., Earl Breaux Jr., Hairm R. Freeman, Alfred Lynn Gildon, Vera Marie Helton, James K. Kinsler, Jerry Lee Kinsler and Kenneth E. Price filed suit against Glaxosmithkline and Smithkline Beecham Corp., doing business as Glaxosmithkline, on Aug. 4 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division,” reported the Southeast Texas Record.

The lawsuit states that each plaintiff suffered cardiovascular injury, including heart attack and myocardial ischemia, while either on the drug, or shortly after stopping the drug.

The lawsuit alleges that Glaxosmithkline failed to warn consumers about the increased of risk of injurious cardiovascular events, and accuses the company of strict liability, breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty, negligence, negligence per se, unjust enrichment, fraud, and violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

The lawsuit seeks damages for physical pain, physical impairment, mental pain, medical expenses and future monitoring, loss of earning capacity, pecuniary loss, interest, attorney fees, expenses and costs, exemplary damages, as well as a full refund of the purchase price. A jury trial has been requested.
 disclaimer: This article: Avandia Faces Lawsuits In Texas was posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 at 5:58 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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