With millions of people taking the drug Actos for their type II diabetes, the recent FDA warning about a link to bladder cancer raised serious concerns. Thousands of patients who have now been affected after taking the drug have questions about who is responsible.
Those who developed bladder cancer after taking Actos have a right to seek compensation. An Actos attorney can explain the legal process, what damages may be available, and how long you have to take action.
The FDA made headlines in June of 2011 when they announced that taking Actos for more than a year might be associated with a risk of bladder cancer. Ironically, millions of patients had switched to Actos after rival drug Avandia was restricted for heart problems.
Due to the failure of Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Actos, to adequately warn about these risks, experts believe thousands or more people may have been injured. The company is liable for the damages caused by the defective drug.
If you were diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos, it is important to speak with an Actos Attorney about your legal options. You may be entitled to substantial compensation for your condition. However, time is limited.
The FDA advisory for Actos was issued after the French Medicines Agency published a study of more than 150,000 people which found that patients suffering from diabetes who took Actos were up to 40% more likely to develop bladder cancer.
Based on this study, regulators in Germany and France halted sales of Actos. However, it remains on the market in the United States, and is taken by an estimated 2 million people each year.
It is important for those patients who have taken or are still taking Actos to monitor for symptoms of bladder cancer. Anyone who has been diagnosed with the condition is urged to speak with an Actos attorney about their options.
With as many as 10,000 Actos lawsuits expected, a federal judicial panel has now set up a special court to handle all of the claims. Those who have developed bladder cancer can seek extensive damages for their medical treatment, lost time and pain. However, it is important to choose an Actos attorney who is familiar with this process.
Attorneys with the Actos Litigation Group have helped families affected by drug injuries recover millions in damages. They are also among the few who are fighting Actos cases. These same attorneys are available to discuss your case today.
Lawsuits for drug-related side effects 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 finish your case can significantly affect how much compensation you receive.
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 and to speak with an attorney about your legal options. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and provide help.