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Are you an attorney or plaintiff with slow-paying Avandia  settlements? If so, RD Legal Funding has a solution for monetizing legal fees associated with slow-paying settlements. Their proprietary Fee Acceleration program converts your settled case fees into fast working capital. Simply fill out the brief application to the right for a free  consultation with one of our legal funding specialists. You can also reach us  at 800-565-5177 to speak with a Fee Acceleration expert.About AvandiaAvandia, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, is the brand name  for the diabetes drug rosiglitazone, which is intended to help people with type  2 diabetes control their blood sugar levels. It was approved by the FDA in May  of 1999 and quickly became the world’s best-selling type-2 diabetes drug.

Heart disease and stroke are the  number one causes of death and disability among patients with type-2 diabetes.  However, it was determined that Avandia increased the risk of heart attacks  among those suffering from type-2 diabetes. Yet even after a 2007 study linked  the drug to increased levels of heart attack and stroke in type-2 diabetes  patients, the drug continued to be prescribed.

According to some experts,  Avandia may have caused between 60,000 and 200,000 heart attacks and deaths due  to cardiovascular problems in the U.S. from 1999 to 2006. The lead author of  the 2007 study published in The New England  Journal of Medicine, Dr. Steven E. Nilsson, estimated that Avandia users  faced a 43 percent higher risk of a heart attack or other cardiovascular  events. In November of 2007, the FDA required the addition of a “black box” warning to Avandia labels.

A 2008 report by the Federal Drug  Administration implicated Avandia in an estimated 83,000 heart attacks. Other  studies cited additional negative side effects caused by Avandia including  stroke, osteoporosis, bone fracture, and liver failure.

GlaxoSmithKline’s profits from  Avandia were $3.2 billion in 2006, but dropped to $1.19 billion by 2009. The  company paid a $2.36 billion charge in 2010 to settle some 10,000 of 13,000  Avandia civil lawsuits it was facing in the U.S., as well as investigations over  its antidepressant Paxil and manufacturing problems in its Puerto Rico plant.

In November 2011, the  pharmaceutical giant agreed to pay the U.S. government $3 billion to resolve  civil and criminal investigations alleging that the company had paid doctors  and manipulated medical research to promote Avandia. In January 2012,  GlaxoSmithKline agreed to resolve more than 20,000 cases alleging their  diabetes drug Avandia causes heart attacks.Let RD Legal Accelerate Your Avandia Related FeesRD Legal Funding is positioned to provide  Avandia plaintiffs' attorneys and their clientele with immediate post  settlement financing. To start accelerating your legal fees today, please fill  out the brief online application on this page.  Or you can call RD Legal toll-free at 800-565-5177 to speak with one of our  legal funding experts.

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