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December 19, 2007

Nurse’s Family Files Avandia Wrongful Death Lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline

Rogelio Larosa and his adult son, Eric, of National City, San Diego County, California, filed a lawsuit on Monday, December 17, 2007, against Philadelphia-based GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”), the maker of Avandia (rosiglitazone maleate), in U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (San Diego) accusing GSK of causing the wrongful death of a Chula Vista nurse due to its negligence, fraud, breach of warranty and a failure to warn about the risks of its drug, Avandia.Milagros LarosaThe lawsuit alleges that Milagros Larosa, 65, over the course of one year, was hospitalized three different times for heart problems, classified as myocardial ischemic events (a painful heart condition caused by blockage or lack of blood flow to the heart) and ultimately suffered a fatal stroke, caused by the Avandia she was taking for her type 2 diabetes. She had no prior heart problems or any type of a heart condition before starting Avandia.

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