Should You Consider an Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit?
Actos was first released in 1992 by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Originally asserted to be a “wonder drug” for type 2 diabetes patients, pre-market clinical trials suggested that the medication could potentially cause several life-threatening side effects such as heart failure, bladder failure and bladder cancer and could increase a patient’s risk of bone fractures and blindness. However, consumers and physicians were allegedly not made aware of these risks until after Actos had been in circulation for several years.
If you have been injured in California and want to determine whether you might be eligible to filen Actos bladder cancer lawsuit, contact Attorney Group for California today to receive a free, no obligation case evaluation. We can answer your questions and connect you with affiliated attorney who can help you pursue a claim.
Actos is a member of the thiazolidinedione class of drugs and is designed to help increase the sensitivity of the body’s cells to the insulin produced by the pancreas. Actos is similar in design and function to two out of three other drugs in the same medical case that have either been recalled or restricted due to potentially life-threatening side effects. As a whole, this class of medication has been reported to cause liver complications, edema, anemia and heart problems.
Although Takeda allegedly claimed that Actos was safer than Avandaia, those filing an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit question how the manufacturer grossed more than $5 billion in sales in 2010 when reports and studies questioning the drug’s safety and efficacy were surfacing. If you have been injured in California, contact Attorney Group for California to learn more about filing your own Actos bladder cancer lawsuit and holding the manufacturer responsible for compensation for your injuries.
Side Effects and Complications
As plaintiffs continue to file Actos bladder cancer lawsuits, some healthcare experts argue that Actos should only be used as a last and final resort. One study evaluated more than 10,000 Actos patients and found that while some experienced mild side effects such as sore throats and headaches, others developed bladder cancer and suffered from heart failure.
Symptoms may increase or worsen after the dosage is increased and when patients begin or cease taking Actos. Additionally, a patient’s weight, race, gender, ethnicity and overall health may play a role in the type and severity of side effects that he or she may experience. Several common side effects include:
- Feeling ill
- Muscle, limb and tooth pain
- Upper respiratory infection
- Sinus infection or irritation
- Chills, fever
- Allergic reactions
- Low blood sugar
- Sore throat
- Urinary tract infections
According to reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had no knowledge of Actos’ potential to cause severe adverse side effects and complications. Lawsuits claim the agency allegedly allowed Takeda to continue to market the medication as long as the manufacturer agreed to update the drug’s warning label to reflect a potential link between Actos and bladder cancer.
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Have you or a loved one been prescribed Actos to help you to control your type 2 diabetes and were diagnosed with bladder cancer or other severe health complication? You may be eligible to file an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit and hold the manufacturer responsible for compensation for your injuries. Attorney Group for California can review your case, free of charge, and connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you in filing your Actos bladder cancer lawsuit in California and help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled. Contact us today for your free, no obligation consultation.