After warnings about the safety of rival drug Avandia, millions of patients switched to Actos for treatment of their type-II diabetes, making it the most popular diabetes drug in the world. Unfortunately, experts have now linked Actos to serious side effects like bladder cancer, heart attacks and liver damage!
In June of 2011, the FDA warned that Actos may increase the risk of bladder cancer. The American Heart Association followed soon after with warnings about heart attacks. Since then, thousands of people have contacted an attorney to learn about an Actos class action lawsuit.
Some of the top defective drug attorneys in the country are currently helping those who have suffered bladder cancer, heart attacks or liver damage after taking Actos file a claim.
Experts believe as many as 10,000 people will eventually seek legal help for bladder cancer or a heart attack caused by the drug. However, instead of filing an Actos class action lawsuit, attorneys have filed individual cases for these victims in a Multi-District Litigation court.
Similar to an Actos class action lawsuit, a Multi-District Litigation lawsuit is actually more of an advantage to the victim. In an MDL, a plaintiff can pursue their individual claim with shared evidence and resources, while not having to split an award with thousands of other people.
If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, liver damage or a heart attack after taking Actos, contact us today to speak with an attorney handling these cases about the compensation available.
When people hear news reports about safety risks of a popular drug like Actos, they often think the litigation will involve a class action lawsuit. However, class action cases can result in large attorney fees and limited recovery for the thousands of victims.
An MDL case, on the other hand, allows each person to present their own unique case for damages before a jury and forces the drug manufacturer to consider each case separately. This often results in a much higher award for the victim than with an Actos class action lawsuit.
Every lawsuit has a different value and a different expiration date on how long you have to take action before your legal rights expire. Therefore, it is important that you speak with a qualified attorney about your case as soon as possible.
Although hundreds of law firms advertise for these types of cases, there are only a select few attorneys who are actually at the forefront of the litigation, personally fighting the lawsuits. Make sure your valuable case is being handled by an expert in defective drug litigation, who 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 to speak with a qualified attorney about your Actos case. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and provide help.