Avandia fracture lawsuits are being reviewed

Harvey Kirk

By Harvey Kirk
Posted January 8, 2008


Since May 2007, the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. have been representing users of Avandia who are pursuing lawsuits as a result of heart attacks and other heart related problems caused by the diabetes drug. Following a study released last month, Avandia fracture lawsuits are also now being reviewed for those who have suffered a serious bone fracture.

>>INFORMATION: Avandia Side Effects

Avandia (rosiglitazone) is used to treat type II diabetes by increasing the user’s sensitivity to insulin. Diabetes impacts the body’s natural ability to control blood sugars, and insulin helps to regulate this. However, concerns about Avandia heart side effects have resulted in many experts questioning whether the benefits of the drug are outweighed by the potential risks.

In May 2007, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that Avandia could increase the risk of heart attacks and heart related death. As result, many called for an Avandia recall to protect consumers from the dangers posed by the medication. However, after a close vote, the FDA elected to keep the drug on the market with the addition of a “black box” warning about the increased risk of heart problems.

>>INFORMATION: Avandia Time Line


In December 2007, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies published a paper online in Nature Medicine which found that long term use of Avandia (rosiglitazone) may increase the risk of osteoporosis and broken bones. Avandia bone fractures could be caused by side effects which increase bone resorption and decrease bone formation. This could result in weak and brittle bones that may be prone to fractures and breaks.

Bone fractures pose a serious health risk for many Avandia users, especially the elderly who may have a difficult time recovering from a broken bone. Studies have suggested that only one out of every three individuals with osteoporosis who suffer a bone fracture regain the quality of life and level of function they enjoyed before the injury. While young individuals with otherwise healthy bones are often able to fully recover from a fracture, those with weakened bones face a substantial risk of permanent injury or even death following a fracture.


The Avandia lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are pursuing potential legal claims throughout the United States. Lawsuits are now being reviewed for users who have suffered from:

  • Heart Attacks
  • Strokes
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Bone Fractures
  • Death

If you, a friend or family member have suffered an injury which may have been caused by Avandia side effects, request a free consultation.

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