Actos Injury Lawyer
Filing an Actos Lawsuit
Actos (pioglitazone) is a popular prescription medication used to treat
people with type 2 diabetes. Actos is part of the thiazolidinedione drug
class and works by assisting the body in using insulin effectively and
preventing the liver from producing too much sugar. Since Actos was first
released, it has consistently been one of the best selling drugs in the
Although Actos was once a popular and reputable medication, many experts
and safety advocates begun to question its safety after it was linked
with bladder cancer and other adverse side effects. Actos is no longer
as widely recommended by medical professionals, has been removed from
the market in several countries, and is at the center of numerous lawsuits
Have You or a Loved One Developed Bladder Cancer After Taking Actos?
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Actos & Increased Bladder Cancer Risks
After patients began reporting adverse side effects, Actos was soon associated
with the development of bladder cancer. In early June of 2011, the French
Agency for the Safety of Health Products withdrew Actos from the market
due to high risks of bladder cancer. Soon after, the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) issued a warning that using Actos for more than one
year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.
Other adverse side effects associated with Actos include:
- Increased risk of bone fractures
- Congestive heart failure
- Mild weight gain
- Painful urination or urinary tract infection.
Because bladder cancer has been the most notable side effect of Actos,
many patients have begun filing lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals,
Actos' manufacturer. These lawsuits allege that patients suffered
harm because Takeda did not ensure that Actos was safe for public use
and that it did not adequately warn consumers of the risk of bladder cancer.
Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with bladder cancer after
using Actos, you may be entitled to financial compensation. At Knowles
Law Firm, PLC, a personal injury attorney from our firm is prepared to
review your case, explain your rights, and discuss how we may be able
to help you secure the compensation you deserve.
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