ACTOS® Bladder Cancer Lawsuits in the U.S.
What is Actos?
Actos® (pioglitazone) is an oral diabetes medication that is made by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and then co-marketed in the United States by Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals. The purpose of Actos® is to control Type-2 diabetes by lowering blood glucose levels while increasing the patient's sensitivity to insulin. It can either be prescribed on its own or combined with other ingredients.
What are the risks associated with Actos?
In June of 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the use of Actos® for longer than a year may be associated with a higher chance of bladder cancer. Speak with our Houston ACTOS bladder cander lawyer if you are pursuing legal action against the manufacturer of Actos.
How can I tell if I've gotten bladder cancer from Actos?
Various signs of bladder cancer caused by Actos exist, some of which include:
- Blood in the urine
- Frequent urination
- Need to urinate with no results
- Pain while urinating
- Lower abdominal or back pain
How Our Firm Can Help You Recover Your Losses
If you or a loved one have experienced bladder cancer as the result of Actos, our firm can help you pursue just compensation. The manufacturer may have failed its responsibility to properly warn consumers of the product's risks. The FDA also warns against giving Actos to patients who have a history of bladder cancer. If you currently have bladder cancer, using Actos could enhance your problems.
At Webster Vicknair MacLeod, we have more than 120 years of combined experience helping individuals fight their cases, even when the odds do not appear in their favor. Our firm's pharmaceutical litigation attorney has the necessary resources to help you effectively navigate each step of the case. For experienced representation, schedule a free case evaluation with an attorney at our office.
We can answer your questions and provide you with the guidance you need. Contact us today.