Millions of people taking the diabetes drug Actos are now concerned over their health after recent warnings that long term use of the drug might be a contributing factor for bladder cancer.
In June of 2011, the FDA issued an Actos warning, cautioning patients that taking the drug for more than one year had been associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.
The warning came after a study of more than 150,000 people by the French Medicines Agency indicated those taking Actos for more than a year could have a 40% greater risk of the disease. The FDA is also concluding a ten year study of its own into the safety of the drug, which has yielded worrisome midway results.
Unfortunately, the maker of the drug, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, failed to give any Actos warning about these cancer risks. Experts believe that 10,000 or more patients may have been affected as a result. Those injured by the defective drug have legal rights to seek a recovery.
If you or someone you love was diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos, you could be entitled to substantial compensation to help with your condition. Contact us today to speak with an attorney about your legal rights.
Bladder cancer is a serious condition that can be fatal, but is considered very treatable if discovered early. Therefore it is important to monitor for Actos warning signs of bladder cancer such as:
- Blood in urine or discoloration of urine
- Frequent or painful urination
- Urinary tract infection
- Abdominal pain
- Back pain
If you have any of these symptoms after taking Actos you should speak with your doctor immediately.
Treatment options for bladder cancer usually include chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, vaccines and immunotherapy, or even bladder removal. While no one should file a drug injury lawsuit unless a company caused their injury, you and your family shouldn’t face the burden of this condition alone.
An attorney can explain the research linking Actos to bladder cancer and how Takeda Pharmaceuticals has continued to earn billions selling the drug despite failing to give an Actos warning.
Attorneys with the Actos Litigation Group have helped thousands of families injured by defective drugs and are among the few who are fighting cases for Actos victims. These same attorneys are available to help with your case today.
Defective drug injury claims 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 pursue your case can make all the difference in how you are compensated.
The Actos Cancer 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 on the warnings and side effects associated with Actos, as well as your legal options. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and provide help.