Victims of of serious Actos® side effects, or their surviving family members, may be eligible for financial compensation through filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of Actos®, Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
Actos® can cause serious injuries and is the subject of several U.S. Food and Drug (FDA) warnings. The FDA has issued warnings based on the increased risk of bladder cancer and heart failure.
Bladder Cancer Lawsuit
Patients diagnosed with bladder cancer after being treated with Actos® might also qualify to file a lawsuit for seeking compensation.
The FDA notified healthcare providers and patients of the increased risk of bladder cancer after reviewing interim results from a 10-year Actos® study in 2011. Just days before the FDA issued the warning, France and Germany banned the drug due to a French study which also showed a link to bladder cancer.
Bladder cancer symptoms include blood in the urine, frequent and painful urinations, frequent urinary tract infections and lower back pain. If you have been taking Actos®and are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should consult with your physician immediately
Heart Failure Lawsuit
Since 2007 the FDA has required all oral diabetes medications, which are known as thiazolidinediones, to carry black box warnings about the risk of heart failure. The class of diabetes medications, which includes Actos®, has been proven to cause or worsen heart failure in some users.
Heart failure is a potentially fatal condition that often requires a heart transplant. Many patients that require a heart transplant are left waiting months or years for a donor heart. A lawsuit settlement can help victims financially.
File An Actos® Lawsuit
Actos® related injuries are potentially fatal, and even with proper treatment they can have devastating impacts on the quality of life of the patient.
A lawsuit can help victims pay for medical treatments and compensate for lost wages, in addition to pain and suffering. If a family member has died as a result of Actos® related injuries, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death drug lawsuit. While nothing can replace your family member, you can hold the manufacturer accountable while you try to get on with your life.
If you've suffering serious side effects from taking Actos, such as heart failure and bladder cancer, or if you've lost a loved one, speak with one of our defective drug lawyers regarding your claim. An Actos® lawyer can potentially help you win a lawsuit so you can pay for all medical treatments, make up for lost income, and compensate you for pain and suffering.
Speak With An Actos® Lawyer
Our lawyers are currently investigating all claims related to heart failure, bladder cancer and other serious side effects. We provide free consultations for prospective clients and would like to hear from you.