Dangerous Drug Lawyers in Corpus Christi, Serving Nueces County & Beyond
Actos bladder cancer side effects have raised serious concerns about the
safety of the diabetes drug, especially since a recent French epidemiological
study linking Actos and bladder cancer led to the diabetes drug being
pulled from the market in both France and Germany. If you or a loved one
has suffered from bladder cancer or another life-threatening side effect,
and you believe Actos to be the cause, contact our Corpus Christi Actos
lawsuit attorneys today. You may be entitled to financial compensation
for your injuries, medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering,
which you can collect by filing an Actos lawsuit against drug firm Takeda
Reach us online or by phone at (361) 238-2789 to request a free consultation today.
Actos has been available in the U.S. since 1999 and is commonly used in
combination with diet and exercise to treat Type 2 diabetes in adults.
Actos (pioglitazone) is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals and works
by increasing the sensitivity of muscle, fat, and liver cells to insulin.
Actos belongs to the same class of drugs as Avandia, a Type 2 diabetes
drug that was recalled due to its association with serious cardiovascular
risks, including heart attack.
Actos Side Effects
Despite the fact that Actos may be linked to severe side effects similar
to those associated with Avandia, the FDA has yet to issue an Actos recall.
As a result, patients who take Actos to treat their Type 2 diabetes may
be at risk of suffering from major side effects like:
- Bladder cancer
- Heart disease
- Heart failure
Actos currently carries a “black box” warning alerting consumers
about the risk of heart failure in Actos patients. In June 2011, the FDA
issued a safety announcement warning patients and healthcare providers
about the increased risk of bladder cancer in patients who take Actos
for longer than one year.
File an Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit
The side effects potentially linked to Actos use are dangerous and may
even lead to death. If you took Actos to treat your Type 2 diabetes and
have since experienced a serious side effect, contact the Corpus Christi
dangerous drug attorneys at Bandas Law Firm, P.C. to discuss your legal
options. You are not at fault for the adverse side effects resulting from
dangerous drugs, and you should not be asked to shoulder the associated
physical, emotional, and financial hardships on your own. With the help
of our experienced drug injury lawyers, you can protect your legal rights
and bring public attention to the potentially harmful nature of Actos.
We provide in-house and in-hospital visits, as well as transportation for
those who don’t have transportation of their own. Contact us today
for a free consultation.