Attorney Group for Colorado is currently providing free case evaluations for Actos patients who believe that they developed bladder cancer as a result of taking the drug. If you took Actos to treat your type 2 diabetes and subsequently developed bladder cancer, contact Attorney Group for Colorado today to determine whether you are eligible to file a Colorado Actos bladder cancer lawsuit.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Actos in 1992 for type 2 diabetes patients. According to Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Actos, the medication was intended to help patients increase their sensitivity to insulin and thus better control their diabetes. While many have had little or no complications taking the drug, others have reported severe and lifethreatening side effects.
Actos is a member of the thiazolidinedione group of medications, and patients have reported anemia, heart problems, liver complications, and adema while taking the drug. Patients who are taking Actos may notice worsening side effects after they begin the medication for the first time, increase the dose, or cease taking the medication. Additionally, if you have developed bladder cancer, a commonly alleged complication, you may wish to seek legal counsel to determine whether you are eligible to file a Colorado Actos bladder cancer lawsuit. Other side effects include:
- Heart cancer
- Urinary tract infections
- Upper respiratory infection
- Fever, chills
- Low blood sugar
- Muscle, tooth, or limb pain
- Feeling ill
While severe side effects from Actos are rare, you may be eligible to file a Colorado Actos bladder cancer lawsuit if you suffered from bone fractures, lactic acidosis, congestive heart failure, heart cancer, or bladder cancer while taking the medication. Attorney Group for Colorado can help you determine if you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries, and we can put you contact with one of our affiliated attorneys who can file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Actos Lawsuits Proceeding in the U.S.
In June of 2014, a federal judge ruled that Takeda Pharmaceuticals knowingly and intentionally destroyed information relevant to an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit that ended with a $9 billion jury award for the plaintiff. According to the judge, the manufacturer stated that the lack of evidence was harmful to the plaintiffs’ lawsuit and that Takeda failed to preserve these critical documents.
The case was one of more than 3,000 claims that are currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Lawsuits accuse Takeda of concealing the risk of bladder cancer for Actos patients who use the drug for an extended period of time.
Eligible to File a Colorado Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit?
If you or someone you love took Actos for your type 2 diabetes and were subsequently diagnosed with bladder cancer, heart cancer, or another condition that you believe was caused by the medication, you may be eligible to file a Colorado Actos bladder cancer lawsuit. Attorney Group for Colorado can review your case, free of charge, and help determine whether you are eligible to recover damages for your injuries. We can also connect you with an affiliated attorney who can file a Colorado Actos bladder cancer lawsuit on your behalf and work to assist you throughout the legal process. Call Attorney Group for Colorado today.