Rottenstein Law Group Pleased by GlaxoSmithKline’s Settlement of 20,000 Lawsuits Over Its Diabetes Drug Avandia
(New York, NY, February 9, 2012) The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the harmful side effects of drugs manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, is pleased by recent reports stating that the drug manufacturer settled more than 20,000 lawsuits alleging that the type-2 diabetes drug Avandia causes heart attacks.
The former Avandia users who filed the lawsuits reached an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline in a mediation ordered by U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe in Philadelphia, according to an article that recently appeared on Bloomberg.com.
“Rufe had set a 75-day deadline to resolve 85 percent of the remaining cases through the mediation program, according to court filings,” the Bloomberg article states. “t’s unclear whether enough cases have been settled to meet the deadline. If there aren’t enough settlements to meet the judge’s requirements, Rufe has said she will begin scheduling cases for trial. So far, no Avandia cases have been considered by a jury.”
GlaxoSmithKline settlements in patient lawsuits alleging Avandia caused heart attacks and strokes have averaged $50,000 per claimant, according to a November 11, 2011 article that appeared on [i]Businessweek.com.
The Rottenstein Law Group urges anyone who has suffered adverse side effects from a drug or medical device to speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. TheRottenstein Law Group maintains an Avandia Lawsuit Information Page on its Web site. The page contains social media features that allow for easy sharing, so users can post information to popular sites like Facebook and Twitter in order to spread the word about the dangers of Avandia.
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