The FDA recently issued a warning about the popular diabetes drug Actos after extensive research linked its use to an increased risk of bladder cancer. The drug has now also been linked to heart attacks and liver damage.
Unfortunately, millions of Americans have taken the drug since it was released in 1999. Some even switched to Actos in recent years after warnings surfaced about the safety of rival drug Avandia. Those who have suffered a serious side effect as a result have the right to seek compensation through a Pittsburgh Actos lawsuit.
In 2010 alone, Takeda Pharmaceuticals sold Actos to around 2 million people and earned approximately $3.4 billion in the United States. Despite widespread warnings about the safety of their best-selling drug, they refuse to halt sales or issue a recall.
Now, because of the failure of Takeda to properly warn of the dangers of Actos, they are facing thousands of claims from people who have suffered. A Pittsburgh Actos lawsuit can help you recover for your damages if you have been affected.
If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, liver damage or suffered a heart attack after taking Actos, it is important to speak with an attorney to see if you qualify for a Pittsburgh Actos lawsuit. Contact us today for help.
Every lawsuit has a different value and a different Statute of Limitations, which is an expiration period on your legal rights. Therefore, you should discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible to learn whether you should take action and how long you have to do so.
Based on research showing that long-term use of Actos could increase the risk of bladder cancer by as much as 40%, regulators in France and Germany have banned further sales of the drug. While it remains on the market in the United States, the FDA and American Heart Association have issued warnings about its safety.
Bladder cancer, liver damage and heart attacks are serious and potentially fatal side effects. Although these conditions are treatable, victims must often suffer through years of ongoing, expensive medical treatment as well as lost time from work and family.
You should not bear the burden of a serious condition caused by Actos without help from the company that manufactured the defective drug and failed to warn about its dangers. An attorney can explain how compensation from a Pittsburgh Actos lawsuit can help you and your family recover as quickly as possible.
Attorneys with the Actos Litigation Group are currently helping those injured by the side effects of this drug file lawsuits. These same attorneys are available to answer your questions today.
Although hundreds of attorneys advertise for drug injury lawsuits, there are only a select few who are actually at the forefront fighting these cases. Before you choose someone to help you, make sure they have experience fighting and winning against large drug companies, and are not simply a call center selling your case.
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.