Actos, which is a drug taken by millions to treat type 2 diabetes, is the second medication in the TZD (Thiazolidineone) class in recent years to be associated with serious side effects. First, Avandia was linked to heart disease; now, Actos has been linked to bladder cancer.
There are thousands of patients who have been affected after taking the drug and they have questions as to who should be held responsible.
Patients that have developed bladder cancer after taking this drug have a right to seek compensation for their injury. When you contact an Actos attorney, they will be able to explain to you what damages may be available, the legal process as well as how long you have to take action.
An FDA interim review of the drug has led to a warning that patients taking Actos for more than a year may have a heightened risk of developing bladder cancer. However, most users are just hearing of the dangers.
Many experts believe that, had the maker of Actos, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, properly warned people of the serious health risks associated with the drug earlier, thousands could have been helped.
If you took Actos and were diagnosed with bladder cancer, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation to help you recover. It is important to speak with an Actos Attorney about your legal options. Contact us today as the time to act is limited.
An Actos recall was issued in Germany and France last year after studies there indicated that the drug may increase the risk of bladder cancer. In the United States and Canada, the drug remains widely used, however, the FDA has issued a bladder cancer warning and still continues to review its safety.
If you or a loved one has taken or is currently taking Actos, it is important to monitor for any symptoms of bladder cancer. If anyone has been diagnosed with the condition it is recommended that they speak with an Actos attorney to discuss what legal options may be available.
A federal judicial panel has now set up a special court to handle the up to 10,000 Actos lawsuits that are expected. It is very important to choose an Actos attorney who is familiar with this process.
Attorneys with the Actos Litigation Group have filed lawsuits on behalf of thousands of families affected by drug injuries and helped them recover millions of dollars in damages. They are also among the few who are fighting Actos cases.
These same attorneys are available to discuss your case today.
Defective drug lawsuits such as this can be complex and valuable legal matters. It can greatly affect your compensation if you make sure your attorney is qualified for this type of case, has experience fighting large drug companies and has the resources to finish your case.
The Actos Center works with only the top drug injury attorneys and law firms in the country to make sure your case is handled properly.
Contact us today for more information and to speak with an attorney about your legal options. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and provide help.