Actos is generally prescribed as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes in patients who were unable to control the disease through typical diet and exercise. While it worked to mitigate certain risks associated with diabetes, dangers lurked as reports began to arise that the drug caused certain cancers.
At Eglet Prince, our trial lawyers assist patients who have been injured by Actos and seek damages for lost wages and time at work, medical bills, pain and suffering. Our experienced team will evaluate your medical history and records to determine where your case stands. We are skilled in handling these cases and have recovered maximum damages for clients who now suffer from cancer due to drug manufacturer negligence.
To arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your symptoms and the potential link between Actos and your incident of cancer, please contact our Las Vegas law firm today at 702-450-5400 or 800-450-5406 toll free.
This drug has been linked to bladder cancer, and several Actos lawsuits have been brought alleging that the drug caused the cancer in patients who took it. The first lawsuits to this effect were filed in 2011. It has also been linked to heart defects, including heart attack and heart failure. This was first brought to the FDA’s attention in 2007.
The drug manufacturers are responsible for thoroughly testing all prescription drugs they release, ensuring the safety of those that take them. While the FDA should regulate the release of these drugs, it is not uncommon for some pharmaceuticals to be rushed to market, skipping necessary testing. The drug manufacturers must be held responsible for this prioritization of profits over patient safety.
If you have used Actos, it is important that you seek medical evaluation as soon as possible to determine if you have or are at risk for bladder cancer. If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer as a result of Actos, we can help.