File A Lawsuit Against Actos Prescription Drug
Type 2 diabetics that have used the prescription drug, Actos, may find it worthwhile to evaluate whether the benefits of this drug outweigh the risks. While the Japanese pharmaceutical company,Takeda Manufacturing, has stated that Actos is a safe drug, it has been linked to several serious side effects such as bladder cancer and heart issues.
Actos (pioglitazone) is in the class of thiazolidinedione or glitazone diabetes drugs and works by making cells more sensitive to insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas. Insulin regulates the amount and use of glucose (blood sugar) in the body. Type 2 diabetics are unable to produce adequate insulin so by increasing the sensivity of the cells, glucose is removed from the blood more effectively. By reducing the amount of glucose in the blood, type 2 diabetics may avoid problems associated with diabetes such as:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
In August 2011, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that Actos had been associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer based on independent studies. They ordered Takeda to put a black box warning on Actos packaging which is the FDA’s most severe warning. Doctors in France and Germany were told to discontinue prescribing Actos to their patients. Meanwhile, Takeda has fought to keep Actos available in the United States.
Why File A Law Suit
Many Actos users believed it to be a safe drug to use to help maintain their Type 2 Diabetes only to find out that the side effects, such as bladder cancer, can be as severe as having diabetes. Anyone that has taken Actos and may have developed bladder cancer as a result, has options. An Actos lawsuit lawyer will help determine if a case can be made in each individual case. Anyone showing signs of bladder cancer after taking the Actos, should contact an Actos lawsuit lawyer quickly as there may be a statute of limitations for filing a claim. Hundreds of Actos bladder cancer cases have already been filed in the U.S. and Takeda Manufacturing may be facing up to 10,000 lawsuits.
How to Contact an Actos Lawyer
Because of the severity of Actos bladder cancer and other serious side effects of Actos, such as congestive heart failure, an Actos lawsuit lawyer should be contacted right away. Finding an Actos lawsuit lawyer with experience and knowledge is crucial to the outcome of the case. Your lawyer will review your particular situation and determine whether or not you have a valid claim to file an Actos lawsuit.
Your Actos lawsuit against Takeda Manufacturing, could bring financial stability and peace of mind to the you and your family, as well as raise awareness for other potential users of Actos.
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