Many patients who switched from Avandia to Actos thinking it was a safer alternative are shocked by recent warnings that the drug may cause serious side effects like bladder cancer, heart attack and liver damage. Unfortunately, these safety warnings often come years after a drug has been sold to millions of people.
In the case of Actos, it was the most popular diabetes drug in the world, with more than 2 million people in the U.S. taking it in 2010 alone. If you have suffered a side effect, you may have a substantial Actos claim for your condition due to the failure of the company to properly warn patients.
The FDA, American Heart Association, French Medicines Agency and European Medicines Agency have warned that Actos can increase the risk of bladder cancer, heart attacks and liver damage.
These can range from minor conditions that are easily treated with medication for a few years to serious or even fatal diseases requiring years of painful, ongoing treatment and surgery. Regardless, you should not face these burdens without help simply because of the negligence of a large drug.
You and your family can file an Actos claim for the pain, suffering, medical costs, lost time and earnings that result from your condition.
If you believe your bladder cancer, heart attack or liver damage might have occured from taking Actos, it is important to learn your legal options for an Actos claim as soon as possible. The time to file is limited.
Reports indicate the maker of Actos, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, earned nearly $3.4 billion in 2010 alone from sales of the drug. You may be entitled to substantial compensation as they are liable for the damages caused by its side effects.
Every case is different. Therefore, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to find out whether you have a case, how much it may be worth and how long you have to take action. It costs nothing to speak with a lawyer or file an Actos claim.
A lawsuit can never bring a loved one back or heal your disease. However, a substantial recovery from a drug injury claim can help with critical treatment and allow family to give much needed care.
Lawyers with the Actos Litigation Group have helped thousands of patients file a claim for side effects caused by diabetes drugs like Actos. They are available to discuss your case and answer your questions today.
Powerful drug companies know the difference between a highly qualified lawyer and a law firm that just advertises on TV. Make sure any lawyer you choose has experience fighting and winning against large drug companies and has the resources necessary to pursue your case.
Thousands of defective drug cases are lost each year by clients picking the wrong lawyer.
The Actos Center works with only the top drug injury lawyers and 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 case. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and provide help.