Individuals who took Actos and subsequently developed bladder cancer may be able to seek compensation for their injuries. Consider contacting Attorney Group for Mississippi today to learn more about pursuing a claim and holding the manufacturers, Eli Lilly and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, responsible for compensation for your injuries.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Actos in 1999 as a medication to help control the blood glucose levels of type 2 diabetes patients. Many patients allegedly suffered from adverse complications and side effects such as bladder cancer.
As a result, the FDA issued a warning in June 2011 in which the agency stated that, after reviewing a 10-year study, there was an increased risk of bladder cancer in Actos patients who used the product for more than 12 consecutive months. Additionally, physicians were cautioned against prescribing Actos for patients who either currently were living with bladder cancer or for those with a family history of the condition. The FDA also reported that the product’s warning label would be updated to reflect these Actos risks.
What Are Actos Risks?
Many patients have reported suffering symptoms such as back pain, frequent urination, frequent urinary tract infections, and pain when urinating. If you or a loved one noticed one or more of these adverse side effects, seek medical attention, then consider legal counsel to learn more about your options.
Patients File Actos Lawsuits
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation transferred all federal Actos claims into a consolidated proceeding in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana on December 30, 2011. In these lawsuits, plaintiffs allege that the manufacturers failed to adequately warn of the Actos risks and potentially fatal complications.
According to estimates, Takeda Pharmaceuticals could be involved in more than 10,000 Actos lawsuits as more patients come forward to seek compensation for their injuries. In June 2014, the first Actos MDL bellwether trial was resolved when a Louisiana jury awarded the plaintiff punitive damages in the amount of $9 billion. In that same month, Takeda was found to have destroyed evidence that addressed the Actos risks of cancer and other complications.
Contact Attorney Group for Mississippi Today
Have you developed bladder cancer and you believe that Actos was the cause, or do you have questions about Actos lawsuits? Depending on the circumstances surrounding your situation, you may be able to pursue a claim in Mississippi against the manufacturers and hold them responsible for compensation for your injuries. Attorney Group for Mississippi provides free case evaluations to those who feel they have a case.