In recent years, Actos became the most widely-prescribed diabetes drug in the world after the drug Avandia was nearly banned over heart attack concerns. Many of the millions of patients switching to Actos believed they had found a safer alternative.
Unfortunately, a new FDA warning shows that Actos may be even more dangerous as it has been linked to bladder cancer. For thousands of patients learning that they might have been injured by the defective drug, an Actos lawsuit might help them recover.
A study by the French Medicines Agency released in 2011 followed more than 155,000 diabetes patients. It found that those taking Actos for more than a year had as much as a 40% increased chance or developing bladder cancer.
Investigators are now looking into whether Takeda Pharmaceuticals, maker of Actos, knew about these risks but hid them from consumers. Based on their failure to properly warn patients, experts believe as many as 10,000 people may be affected.
If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos, it is important to speak with an attorney about your legal rights. You may be entitled to substantial compensation through an Actos lawsuit. However, time is limited.
Following release of the French study, authorities there and in Germany issued a ban on any new prescriptions of Actos pending further testing into the drug’s safety.
While the FDA issued a warning in June of 2011, they did not take any action to remove Actos from the market or limit prescriptions. This, despite estimates that more than 2 million people per year are taking Actos in the U.S.
Those who have been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking the drug may only have legal action as their recourse. An Actos lawsuit can help with the treatment, medical expenses 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 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.
Attorneys with the Actos Litigation Group have helped hundreds of families injured by this drug file an Actos lawsuit and are among the few actually fighting these cases. These same Attorneys are available to discuss your case today to see if you qualify.
Drug injury lawsuits can be complex legal matters. Making sure your attorney 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 attorneys and law firms in the country to make sure your case is handled properly.
Contact us today for more information on the side affects 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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