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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Accuses Takeda Pharmaceuticals Of Failure To Warn


An Actos lawsuit was filed against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on February 19, on behalf of Stephen and Margaret Tantillo, who claim that the company’s diabetes drug caused Stephen to develop bladder cancer. The case is currently proceeding in the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Louisiana, and joins a growing number of complaints involving similar allegations of bladder cancer and other side effects caused by the drug maker’s type 2 diabetes medication. If you took Actos and have since been diagnosed with bladder cancercontact our qualified Actos attorneys at Bandas Law Firm as soon as possible. Our team of knowledgeable lawyers have experience protecting the legal rights of individuals allegedly harmed by pharmaceutical drugs, and will work diligently to help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries.


Actos (pioglitazone) is a medication manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals and designed as a treatment for patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. Actos belongs to a class of drugs called thiazolidinediones (TZD), and functions by managing a patient’s blood sugar levels. Despite the fact that Actos is widely used in the United States, mounting research has identified the diabetes drug as a possible cause of potentially life-threatening side effects like bladder cancer and heart failure. According to his lawsuit, plaintiff Stephen Tantillo was prescribed Actos in 2009, used the medication from 2009 until 2011, and was diagnosed with bladder cancer in March 2011.

In his Actos complaint, Stephen Tantillo accuses Actos maker Takeda Pharmaceuticals of failing to adequately warn patients and the medical community about the potentially devastating risks associated with the use of its type 2 diabetes drug. The lawsuit also claims that Takeda withheld and has continued to withhold its knowledge of these “unreasonably dangerous risks.” As a result, the plaintiff is seeking compensatory damages for pain and suffering, as well as compensation for attorneys’ fees and costs, economic losses from lost wages, the cost of the medication itself, and all past and future medical costs related to the drug.


Bladder cancer is a serious medical condition that may lead to debilitating symptoms like bloody urine, pelvic pain, back pain, frequent and painful urination, and possibly even death. Although some bladder cancer patients successfully manage to go into remission, recurrence of the disease at a later date is common. This results in the need for ongoing diagnostic tests and other costly treatment that can put a significant financial burden on the patient and his family. If you have developed bladder cancer and you believe the diabetes medication Actos to be the cause, consult our reputable lawyers at Bandas Law Firm to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a drug injury lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, in order to seek fair and timely reimbursement for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.