Diagnosed with Bladder Cancer After Taking Actos?
Experienced Actos Lawyers in Ohio Help Nationwide Drug Injury Victims and Families
Actos, or pioglitazone hydrochloride, is a prescription medication used by patients to treat type 2 diabetes. The main purpose of Actos is to increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin, which could potentially improve blood sugar levels.
How Does Actos Work? Risk of Actos Bladder Cancer
The drug works in two ways by:
- Helping the body better use the insulin that it naturally makes
- Stopping the liver from making more sugar than it needs
While this may seem like a beneficial drug for individuals with type 2 diabetes, patients were not adequately warned of the heightened risk of bladder cancer as a result of using Actos.
Actos Lawsuit Attorneys for Victims of Bad Drug Side Effects
The law firm of Zoll & Kranz, LLC is currently investigating the link between Actos use and bladder cancer. We have studied many reports regarding the development of bladder cancer in patients who were previously at a low risk for the disease.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is performing a five-year study on the instances of bladder cancer for individuals taking Actos. Our class action attorneys are watching this report closely. You can read more information on the FDA’s stance on Actos.
Although Actos has been on the market for years, it was not until August 2011 that the manufacturer of the dangerous drug, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, revamped its warning label to include this possible risk. The new label indicates that developing Actos bladder cancer is a potentially harmful side effect for individuals that have taken the pill for more than one year, but this does not help people already injured or who have already developed bladder cancer.
This is currently Actos multidistrict litigation (MDL) ongoing throughout the United States, and our Actos attorney is available for legal representation regarding present and future Actos lawsuits.
Contact Our Actos Lawyers for Nationwide Representation
Our attorneys are involved in several drug lawsuits and multidistrict litigation (MDL) against negligent manufacturers of defective medical devices and drugs like Actos. If you or a loved one has developed bladder cancer while taking the drug Actos, talk to us immediately by calling our firm at (888) 841-9623. You may also contact us by filling out our online case review form. We will provide you with a complimentary and confidential evaluation of your potential Actos class action lawsuit or MDL claim.