Avandia Risk Factors The most serious side effects associated with Avandia are heart attacks and heart failure. This is something that doctors should discuss with patients, particularly those who may be at a greater risk for cardiovascular problems. Doctors should be informed of a patient’s complete medical history and take that into account before prescribing Avandia.
Patients with the following medical histories are at a higher risk of a dangerous reaction from Avandia:
- heart failure;
- heart disorders;
- allergic reactions to rosiglitazone;
- swelling problems;
- problems with the liver (including jaundice);
- diabetic ketoacidosis; and
- use of insulin, anticoagulants or nitrates.
If a doctor is well aware of those Avandia risk factors, yet prescribes it anyway and fails to inform the patient of its dangers, they may be held liable for any resulting injuries. This is because doctors have a standard of duty to make sure that a medication error in Chicago does not occur.
How a Chicago Product Liability Attorney Can Help
Without a recall on Avandia, it may seem that there is nothing you can do if you have been injured by taking this prescription medication. If you have been seriously injured by taking Avandia, you may be able to seek a product liability claim against the manufacturer and any other party involved in the making and selling of Avandia.
In addition, if your doctor knowingly prescribed what could potentially be a dangerous drug for you, you may be able to file a dangerous drug claim. It is important that you immediately contact a Chicago product liability attorney. An attorney can take the time to evaluate your case, determine if you have a claim and explain your legal options.
Contact a Chicago Product Liability Attorney Today
If you have been seriously injured after experiencing severe Avandia side effects, a Chicago product liability attorney can help you explore your legal options through a dangerous drug claim. The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. have tried many cases like yours and understand how liability can spread across one or more defendants. For a no-cost case evaluation and help preparing your evidence, contact us today – 312-263-1080.