Millions of people have taken the drug Actos for their type II diabetes, thinking it was a safer alternative to Avandia. However, recent studies suggest the drug may actually have much more serious health risks.
The FDA published a warning in June of 2011 about an association between Actos and bladder cancer, noting that those patients who use the drug for more than a year may be at an increased risk.
Due to the link between Actos and bladder cancer, patients should monitor for symptoms including:
If you have noticed any of these symptoms or have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, it is important to consult with your doctor immediately. You may also have a legal right to compensation since the manufacturer failed to warn patients of the risks.
If you took Actos and have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, contact us today to speak with a lawyer about your rights. You and your family may be entitled to substantial compensation to help with your condition. Contact us today.
The FDA issued a warning to patients taking Actos after a French study discovered a link between Actos and bladder cancer. The study, conducted by the French Medicines Agency of more than 155,000 people, showed that those taking Actos had up to a 40% increased chance of developing bladder cancer.
Citing health concerns over Actos and bladder cancer, authorities in France and Germany have now prohibited new prescriptions of the drug. However, it is still available for use 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 the condition, it is very treatable if discovered early. Treatment often involves chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, vaccines and immunotherapy, or even bladder removal.
No one should file a drug injury lawsuit unless a company caused their injury, however, you and your family shouldn’t face this disease without help. 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 bladder cancer, the side effects of Actos or Actos litigation news. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and provide help.