After the drug Avandia was restricted over health concerns, millions of people switched to Actos for treatment of their type II diabetes. By the end of 2010, it was the most popular diabetes drug in the world.
Unfortunately, news out of Europe reports several countries have instituted an Actos Recall. Also, the U.S. FDA issued a warning in June, 2011 due to new research showing Actos dangers like bladder cancer.
Although Actos remains on the market in the United States pending further testing, it has been banned in Germany and France. This follows a study by the French Medicines Agency of more than 150,000 people showing as much as a 40% increase in the risk of bladder cancer among Actos users.
Now, those who have been affected by Actos are filing claims against the drug maker, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, for the damages caused by the defective drug.
If you have questions about an Actos Recall or have been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking the drug, it is important to speak with a lawyer. You may be entitled to substantial compensation, however, time is limited.
Actos was approved by the FDA in 1999 and has been prescribed to over 5 million people. Experts now fear that thousands of people may have developed bladder cancer as a result of taking Actos.
Authorities in France and Germany have already issued an Actos recall banning further sales. However, the FDA in the United States has only issued a warning of Actos dangers as the agency awaits results of an ongoing ten year study.
Due to the failure of Takeda Pharmaceuticals to properly warn about Actos dangers, those affected have the legal right to file a claim for their damages.
Although no one should file a lawsuit unless they can show a company caused their injury, lawyers can explain how the maker of Actos may have known of its side effects, but continued earning billions selling it regardless.
Lawyers with the Actos Litigation Group have helped thousands of families recover after serious injury or death from a defective drug. These same lawyers are available to discuss your case today.
Every case has a different Statute of Limitations, or expiration on how long you have to take action. Therefore it is important to speak with a lawyer before it’s too late.
Lawsuits for drug injuries such as Actos bladder cancer can be very valuable but complex legal matters. Make sure you choose an attorney who is qualified for this type of case and has experience fighting large drug companies.
The Actos Center works with only the top defective drug lawyers and law firms in the country to make sure your case is handled properly.
Contact us today for more information about Actos bladder cancer and your legal rights. We are available 24 hours a day to discuss your case and provide help.