In the late 1990s, Takeda Pharmaceuticals released the new brand-name drug Actos as a treatment for type 2 diabetes, which is a condition in which the body can no longer produce enough insulin to convert food into energy and regulate the body’s blood glucose levels. If you or someone you love took Actos and developed cancer or other serious health conditions, speak to an experienced Ohio Actos lawsuit lawyer immediately.
Most people with type 2 diabetes will take oral medication similar to Actos to help their bodies produce and absorb the insulin that’s released into the bloodstream.
While Actos was well-received among patients and doctors, it was soon discovered that the side effects of the drug were increasingly severe. A 2011 warning issued by the FDA stated that those who were taking the drug for extended periods of time and in high doses to help treat type 2 diabetes were up to 40 percent more likely to develop bladder cancer compared to patients who were taking other medications.
The warning also stated that patients with bladder cancer or had a history of bladder cancer were recommended to stop taking Actos and talk to their doctor about a different type 2 diabetes medication.
If you or a loved one has been prescribed Actos in the past for an extended period of time and are experiencing side effects, such as bladder cancer, it’s important to know that you are not alone. Contact an attorney who specializes in Actos lawsuit related to bladder cancer.
Many patients formerly on the Actos medication have filed lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals stating that the company’s manufacturers and distributors acted in negligence when failing to adequately warn and release information to the public about the drug’s dangers. It was found in subsequent lawsuits that the drug was defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous.
Bladder cancer is a serious and dangerous disease, and Actos has been found to cause it. Malignant tumors form on the bladder and cause a myriad of symptoms or signs. The signs and/or symptoms of bladder cancer from Actos include but are not limited to:
It’s critical that if you or a loved one are experiencing these symptoms after using Actos to treat type 2 diabetes to contact a doctor and Actos bladder cancer lawyer immediately.
Being diagnosed with bladder cancer is a serious event that could leave you and your family burdened by medical bills. If you have been prescribed Actos to managed type 2 diabetes in the past and have been or are diagnosed with bladder cancer, contact the Actos lawsuit attorneys in Ohio at the Jones Law Group to help determine if you should move forward with a lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Our trusted and experienced lawyers can help you organize medical records and make timely and well-informed decisions about moving forward with an Actos lawsuit in Ohio. Contact the Jones Law Group to schedule a consultation.
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