Diabetes is a hard condition to battle. And if in your efforts to heal yourself you took the prescription drug Actos only to find yourself suffering from a more serious condition – Actos bladder cancer – then it’s time to consider filing an Actos lawsuit.
It’s been revealed that patients who’ve been taking Actos for around 24 months or more exhibited signs of bladder cancer. As a result, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to review this drug and its maker. And of course, as more and more recorded cases have been found, an increase in Actos lawsuit filings has also been seen.
Actos Lawsuit 101
Actos is a popular drug taken by diabetes patients. Its main purpose is to help patients take care of their blood sugar levels. This drug is prominent not only in the United States but also worldwide, raking in more than $2.4B in sales. However, later, it’s been found out that prolonged exposure to this drug can lead to what is now called ‘Actos bladder cancer’. If you’re one of those who’ve been taking Actos for around or more than two (2) years then perhaps you are eligible to receive compensation.
If you’re still on the fence about filing an Actos lawsuit, do consider the following.
For one, note than France and Germany have already pulled this drug out of their markets. And even though it’s still being sold in the United States, the FDA has issued an official warning against taking this drug; in addition to instructing its manufacturer to put a warning label on its packaging. As such, there’s really no question that Actos can be a dangerous drug especially when taking long-term.
Now, you may be thinking that with the warnings and all that you don’t have a right anymore to file a lawsuit. Not true at all. If you’ve been harmed this prescription drug in anyway, then it’s you’re right to file an Actos lawsuit. Period.
More About an Actos Lawsuit
Actos is the brand name of pioglitazone, which is sold via different names worldwide. For instance, in Europe (apart from Germany), pioglitazone is sold as ‘Glustin’. Regardless of its name though, the compounds are the same and as such the potential danger of contracting bladder cancer is also the same regardless of where you bought it and what it’s called.
Early trials showed that there was very little chance that one would contract bladder cancer when one takes Actos. However, over time, more and more patients have reported suffering from bladder cancer, making it impossible to ignore the fact that Actos makes one a high-risk for this type of cancer. After this, patients have started filing Actos lawsuits to receive compensation for their conditions.
The relation between Actos and bladder cancer is so big and, dare we say, ‘obvious’ that a class action suit has been filed in the state of Louisiana against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Actos.
The suit claims that Takeda Pharmaceuticals deliberately suppressed information that taking Actos can lead to bladder cancer. Furthermore, the suit asserts that the manufacturer had used financial means to try and prevent this information from coming to light in the public.
What does this mean?
This means that if Takeda Pharmaceuticals did indeed know the harmful effects of Actos beforehand AND indeed used financial means to deliberately keep this a secret, then ANYONE who has taken Actos – whether he or she has contracted bladder cancer – is eligible to be part of the Actos class action lawsuit.
How to Know If You Can File an Actos Lawsuit
We understand that filing a lawsuit is not exactly a walk in the park. To make the process as convenient as possible for you, we have provided an Actos lawsuit evaluation form that you can use to tell us about your particular situation. Once we receive this information, an experienced Actos lawsuit attorney will be in touch with you to figure out if you are indeed eligible to file an Actos lawsuit. And if you are, we’ll strive to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
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