Actos Lawyer – Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits

All Actos bladder cancer lawsuits are combined for discovery purposes in the state of Louisiana under Multi-District Litigation No. 2299. Our law firm will file your Actos lawsuit and utilize the discovery obtained through the MDL proceeding to prosecute your individual case against the drug manufacturer.

What is Actos?

Actos (pioglitazone) is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceutical. It is taken to treat Type 2 diabetes. The FDA approved this drug for sale in the United States in July of 1999. Sales of Actos increased dramatically when Avandia (a drug that also treats diabetes) was linked to an increased risk of heart problems.

What are the Risks of Taking Actos?

In September 2010, FDA studies linked Actos to an increased risk of bladder cancer. Initial reports indicate the risk of cancer is greater in men than women. It is also higher for those who took Actos at higher cumulative doses and for longer periods of time. To determine your relative risk, you should take the milligrams you take per day and multiply that by the number of days you have taken the drug.

A French investigation showed a cumulative dose of 28,000 milligrams with exposure of more than one year led to a significant increase in bladder cancer. In June 2011, the FDA officially warned Actos causes bladder cancer and provided a warning to the public on the drug’s “Warning and Precautions” label. Additionally, Actos now comes with a warning directly to doctors advising of the bladder cancer problem.

Signs of bladder problems include:

  • Blood in your urine or discolored urine
  • Lower back pain
  • Frequent or painful urination
  • UTI (Urinary Tract Infections)

The FDA specifically indicates Actos is contraindicated for:

  • Patients with active bladder cancer
  • Patients with a history of bladder cancer

Actos Compensation

You may be entitled to compensation for existing medical bills, future medical bills, attendant care, lost wages or income, pain and suffering. The damages you may be entitled to will depend upon what state has jurisdiction over the case. To discuss what specific damages you may be entitled to recover, contact our Actos lawyers today for a free consultation.

Our Actos Lawyers

Our medical attorneys are ready to investigate your case. We have decades of experience litigating personal injury claims, have an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, and have an AV* Rating with Martindale Hubbell. Additionally, our lawyers have science backgrounds, which make us uniquely qualified to handle your lawsuit. Call us today for a free consultation at 1-800-MED-LAWS today.