After the medicine Avandia was restricted over heart attack concerns, Actos become the leading treatment in the world for type II diabetes. Of the millions of patients who switched to Actos, may believed or were told it was a much safer alternative.
However, a health advisory issued by the FDA has indicated that in fact taking Actos may be much more dangerous as it has been linked to the development of bladder cancer. Already, thousands of patients have come forward to learn their legal rights to an Actos lawsuit after being injured by the defective drug.
A recent French study of more than 150,000 people suggested that the use of pioglitazone (Actos) could increase the risk of bladder cancer by as much as 40%. A Canadian study finished this year has yielded similar results. Drug regulators in France and Germany have now banned new prescriptions of the drug.
An investigation is underway into whether Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Actos knew of the serious health risks but yet hid this information from consumers.
If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation through an Actos lawsuit. It is important to speak with a lawyer about your legal rights today as the time to act is limited.
A U.S. study this year of more than 180,000 people from the Kaiser Permanente health plan showed that while the immediate risk of bladder cancer was not significantly higher with Actos, those patients taking the drug for more than a year or two had a substantially higher risk. The study was reported in Diabetes care.
The FDA is also finishing an ongoing ten year study into the safety of Actos which has so far delivered some troubling results.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking this drug, legal action may be your only recourse. An Actos lawsuit can help your family cope with the medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost time associated with fighting the disease.
While no one should file a drug injury lawsuit unless a company caused their injury, you and your family shouldn't face the burden of this disease without help.
A lawyer will be able to explain the research that has linked Actos to bladder cancer and how Takeda Pharmaceuticals has continued to earn billions selling the drug despite previous knowledge of the danger involved.
Lawyers with the Actos Litigation Group have filed lawsuits on behalf of thousands of families affected by defective drug injury or death. They are among the few who are fighting Actos cases and are available to help you file an Actos lawsuit today.
Drug injury lawsuits can be complex legal matters.
Making sure your lawyer is qualified for this type of case, has experience fighting large drug companies and has the resources to pursue your case can make all the difference in how you may be compensated.
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 of Actos and compensation available from a lawsuit. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and provide help.
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