Millions of patients suffering from diabetes have taken the drug Actos, thinking it was a safer alternative to Avandia. However, recent reports indicate the drug may actually have much more serious health risks.
Last year, the FDA issued a warning about Actos bladder cancer, noting that those patients who use the drug for more than a year may be at an increased risk for the serious disease.
Due to the increased risks, patients taking the drug should monitor for Actos bladder cancer symptoms which include:
If you have any of the above symptoms or have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, it is important to see your doctor immediately. Those who have been diagnosed also have a legal right to seek recovery since the manufacturer failed to warn patients of the risks.
If you were diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos, it is important to speak with a lawyer about your rights as soon as possible. You and your family may be entitled to substantial compensation to help with your condition. Contact us today.
In June of 2011, the FDA issued a warning to patients taking Actos after a French study discovered serious health risks. The study, conducted by the French Medicines Agency of more than 155,000 people, showed that those taking the drug had up to a 40% increased chance of developing Actos bladder cancer.
Due to health concerns over Actos bladder cancer, authorities in France and Germany have now banned sales of the drug. However, it is still on the market in the United States.
Bladder cancer is a serious and potentially fatal disease which attacks the lining of the bladder. Although approximately 15,000 people each year die from bladder cancer, it is very treatable if discovered early. Treatment often involves chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, vaccines and immunotherapy, or even bladder removal.
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 condition alone. An attorney can explain the research linking Actos to bladder cancer and how Takeda Pharmaceuticals has continued to earn billions selling the drug despite knowing the dangers.
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. These same lawyers are available to help with your case today.
Lawsuits for defective drug injuries 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 are 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 bladder cancer research and litigation relating to Actos. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and provide help.
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