The drug pioglitazone (Actos) has been taken by millions of people suffering from diabetes. Most were under the impression that it was a safer alternative to Avandia.
Unfortunately, there have been recent warnings indicating that Actos may have even more serious health risks associated with it than Avandia.
A health advisory issued by the FDA last June cautioned patients about Actos bladder cancer. It noted that those who have used the drug for over a year may be at an increased risk for developing this serious disease.
Patients who have been taking this drug should monitor for Actos bladder cancer symptoms such as:
If you have any of the above symptoms or have been diagnosed with Actos bladder cancer, it is important to see your doctor immediately.
If you or someone that you know has been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking this drug, you need to speak with a lawyer about your legal rights. There may be substantial financial compensation available to help with your condition. Contact us today.
After a study by the French drug regulatory agency discovered serious health risks associated with taking Actos, the FDA in June of 2011 issued a warning to all patients taking this drug.
Health authorities in Germany and France have issued a recall of the drug and have also banned the sales of Actos.
Bladder cancer is a very serious condition which can be fatal in some cases. The disease is considered very treatable if it is discovered early, however, there are approximately 15,000 people who die each year from the condition.
Treatment of bladder cancer often involves:
While no one should file a drug injury lawsuit unless a company caused their injury, you and your family do not need to face the burden of this condition alone.
A lawyer will be able to explain the research involving Actos bladder cancer and how the manufacturer Takeda pharmaceuticals may have had previous knowledge of the grave risks associated with the drug, but continued to make billions of dollars selling it anyway.
Lawyers with the Actos Litigation Group have helped thousands of families injured by defective drugs and are among the few who are actually fighting Actos cases.
Drug injury claims like Actos lawsuits can be valuable and complex legal matters.
It can greatly affect your compensation if you make sure your lawyer is qualified for this type of case, has experience fighting large drug companies and has the resources to pursue your case as long as necessary.
The Actos Center works with only the top drug injury lawyers and law firms in the country to make sure your case is handled properly.
Contact us today for more information on the side effects, health risks and litigation pertaining to Actos. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your questions and provide help.