Actos® Lawsuit

Actos® has been commonly prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes in the United States since 1999. Two potentially severe side effects were unknown until recently: congestive heart failure and bladder cancer. If you are one of the many people who was prescribed Actos® or another pioglitazone medication, such as Actoplus Met® or Duetact®, and was later diagnosed with congestive heart failure or bladder cancer, you may have the right to receive compensation. Our firm has lawyers who are actively engaged in Actos® lawsuits for patients who have suffered injuries resulting from the use of the drug.

Eligibility for an Actos® Lawsuit

Actos® has a number of known side effects, including cold-like symptoms, headaches and muscle pain. While common symptoms of Actos® are usually mild to moderate, they usually subside and disappear once you stop taking Actos®. In many cases, the symptoms are moderate and become milder as you get used to them. However, more severe side effects such as congestive heart failure, bladder cancer and liver disease, can cause complications that last throughout your life.

Actos® Lawsuit – Congestive Heart Failure

In 2007, eight years after the release of Actos®, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated that a warning be included on the official Actos® label regarding congestive heart failure. After a 24-week study, it was concluded that patients who took Actos® were at a higher risk for developing edema, congestive heart failure caused by fluid retention and other side effects. Patients who have taken Actos® and later experienced heart failure or increasingly severe symptoms of a pre-existing heart condition may be entitled to compensation – if you are one of these, contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

Actos® Lawsuit – Bladder Cancer

In 2010, a preliminary report was released after year five of a 10-year study on Actos® and bladder cancer. The following year, another study in France corroborated the results of this study. It is now believed that Actos® may increase the risk of developing bladder cancer if taken in high doses and/or when it is taken for at least one year. Because of these studies, Actos® is banned in France. Furthermore, doctors in Germany were officially asked not to write their patients new prescriptions for Actos®. In the United States, a safety notice was issued and later upgraded to a warning with a mandate to put the warning on the drug label.  If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos® contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

Compensation for Damages

Compensation for damages resulting from a severe side effect of Actos® may be recovered in a lawsuit. If you were not affected, but your spouse or family member passed away from similar causes, you may be eligible to be compensated on their behalf.

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