Actos has been used by millions of people worldwide who thought it was a safe and effective way to treat type-II diabetes. Recently, however, researchers have linked it to serious problems like liver damage, heart attacks and bladder cancer.
If you have been taking Actos for more than a year it is important to know the signs of Actos liver damage. You should also know your legal rights if you have been affected by this drug.
Although many people who suffer liver damage have no symptoms, the most common signs are excessive fatigue, itching, jaundice, retention of fluids in the abdomen, dark urine, very pale bowel movements, bleeding with bowel movements and mental confusion.
Liver damage can be permanent or even fatal if not treated. It can require ongoing treatment or even transplant surgery. Those who have suffered Actos liver damage may be entitled to substantial compensation for their injuries and treatment.
If you have suffered from Liver Damage, bladder cancer or a heart attack after taking Actos, contact us today. Learn your legal rights from a qualified Actos attorney who is handling these cases.
The FDA and American Heart Association have warned that patients taking Actos for extended periods may face an increased risk of bladder cancer and heart attacks. Researchers have also linked the drug to liver damage.
Actos has been shown to increase liver enzymes. In some cases, this can lead to Actos liver damage, commonly known as Hepatitis. While most cases of hepatitis are caused by alcohol consumption, drug-induced liver damage does contribute to the nearly 15,000 deaths each year from hepatitis.
Your liver enzymes can be checked with a simple blood test. It is recommended that anyone taking Actos have their enzymes measured prior to beginning use of the drug and at regular intervals during usage.
Any patients who experience symptoms of liver damage or prolonged elevation of liver enzymes after taking Actos should ask their doctor immediately about discontinuing use. Actos liver damage can be treated by stopping use, but can also require medication or a liver transplant in extreme cases.
Actos has been taken by millions of patients and experts now fear that many could be at risk of serious side effects like liver damage, bladder cancer and heart attacks. While the maker of the drug, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, has earned billions each year selling it, they have not properly warned of these risks.
Therefore, they are liable for the damages caused to patients. A qualified attorney can explain more about the ongoing litigation and the compensation available.
Attorneys with the Actos Litigation Group are currently helping those who suffered a heart attack, liver damage or bladder cancer after taking this drug file a lawsuit for their injuries. These same lawyers are available to discuss your case today.
Defective drug lawsuits can be very complex, time consuming and expensive. Therefore, it is important that you choose an attorney who is qualified to handle this type of case and has experience fighting and winning against large drug companies.
The Actos Center works with only the top drug injury attorneys and law firms in the country to make sure your case is handled properly and you recover quickly.
Contact us today for a confidential evaluation of your heart attack, bladder cancer or liver damage case. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and provide help.