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Louisiana Lawsuit Filed over Avandia Risks

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John and Connie Anderson of St. Tammany Parish have filed a lawsuit in New Orleans federal court against GlaxoSmithKline alleging the drug manufacturer failed to warn consumers and physicians about the serious risks that have been associated with the type 2 diabetes drug Avandia.

According to the lawsuit, Anderson took Avandia to treat his diabetes and suffered a stroke and eye hemorrhages on August 20, 2011.

The lawsuit says that side effects of Avandia include heart injury, fluid-overload disease, excessive fluid retention, liver failure, liver damage, and can cause cardiac arrest and even death. In the suit, Anderson accuses GlaxoSmithKline of misrepresentation, saying the company knew or should have known of the serious health risks caused by the drug and not adequately warning of those risks.

The lawsuit seeks damages for physical and mental pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, lost wages, lost earning capacity, loss of consortium, medical expenses, interests, and court costs, the Louisiana Record reported disclaimer: This article: Louisiana Lawsuit Filed over Avandia Risks was posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 at 8:06 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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