Actos Drug Lawsuits
Actos (pioglitazone) is a diabetes drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1999. You or someone you care about may have been prescribed Actos to control blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes. It works by decreasing your insulin resistance, as well as decreasing glucose levels in your body. Unfortunately, Actos has been linked to serious medical conditions. Many of these conditions are life-threatening. The most serious side-effects are congestive heart failure and bladder cancer. Other side-effects include risk of bone fracture, chronic kidney disease, and liver failure.
Concerns linking Actos to bladder cancer began several years ago. In 2011, the FDA required that the drug carry a warning that taking Actos may lead to an increased risk of bladder cancer. A 2012 article published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) found that using Actos for a lengthy period of time could increase the risk of developing bladder cancer by eighty-three (83%) percent. Other studies have shown similar findings.
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is another serious side-effect of Actos. A black-box warning was required by the FDA to warn Actos users of the possible risk of developing or worsening CHF. The black box warning states that some patients with known heart failure should not take Actos because the medication may increase the risk of developing or worsening heart failure.
Our Actos Lawyers Can Help You
Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by Actos. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug maker by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this dangerous drug. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it in all in writing for you. Our Actos lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Actos lawsuit claims.