Takeda Pharmaceuticals first introduced Actos in 1992 and marketed the product to type 2 diabetes patients as a drug that could help these individuals to better manage the condition. According to the manufacturer, Actos helps increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin, and type 2 diabetes patients could more effectively regulate their blood glucose levels.
However, Actos has recently been linked to several severe and life-threatening complications, including bladder cancer, bladder and heart failure, blindness and bone fractures. If you or someone you love took Actos and you were diagnosed with a severe health condition that you believe was caused by the drug, contact Attorney Group for New York today to learn more about filing a New York Actos lawsuit.
Actos may cause anemia, heart and liver complications and adema, according to reports. There are several drugs similar in design and function to Actos that have already been pulled from the market in the U.S., and many physicians feel that Actos should only be used as a last resort.
As is the case with many other drugs, Actos side effects may worsen or develop when a patient changes his or her dose or when he or she begins or stops taking the drug. Ethnicity, gender, overall health condition and race may also directly influence how the patient tolerates Actos and whether he or she will develop side effects.
Severe complications resulting from Actos use include heart and bladder cancer, but Actos may also cause:
- Urinary tract infections
- Chills, fever
- Low blood sugar
- Feeling ill
- Upper respiratory infection
- Tooth, muscle or limb pain
Patients may be eligible to file a New York Actos lawsuit if they developed bladder cancer while taking the medication. A New York Actos lawsuit may also be filed if a patient suffered from other complications such as liver or heart failure. Family members of loved ones who have passed away as a result of the alleged side effects of the drug may also consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the decedent.
Actos Lawsuits in the U.S.
In June 2014, a federal judge ruled that the manufacturer destroyed pertinent information relating to an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit. The jury awarded the plaintiff $9 billion, and Takeda was found to have failed to preserve documents. According to the judge, the lack of evidence severely hurt the lawsuit.
In addition to this claim, more than 3,000 Actos lawsuits are currently underway in a litigation proceeding in the Western District of Louisiana. Actos lawsuits filed against Takeda accuse the manufacturer of failing to warn the public and medical communities about the risk of bladder cancer.
Learn More about Filing Your New York Actos Lawsuit
If you or someone you love has taken Actos and were diagnosed with bladder or heart cancer or other health condition, you may have legal recourse. Contact Attorney Group for New York today for more information about pursuing a claim for compensation and to receive a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Should you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can file your New York Actos lawsuit and assist you in seeking the compensation to which you may be entitled.