What is Actos?
Actos, generically known as Pioglitazone, is a prescription medication that is used to treat type two diabetes. Around 20 million people in the United States suffer from this particular type of diabetes and there are many new diagnoses made each year. A majority of the people who struggle with this disease rely on Actos to maintain healthy glucose levels, making Actos one of the most popular prescription medications used to treat type two diabetes.
What are the Side Effects Associated with Actos?
Actos has been associated with numerous sides affects, including serious side effects such as bladder cancer. Sales for Actos are incredibly high, its popularity stemming mostly from being an alternative to more dangerous medication used to treat diabetes. Many other prescription medications that are used to treat diabetes come with warning of adverse and harmful side effects.
As an outcome, countless people turned to Actos for treatment, only to find out that it may be just as destructive. Being associated with one of the more aggressive forms of cancer, bladder cancer, the FDA reviewed the drug for possible risks of causing bladder cancer. They found that Actos patients did in fact face a high risk of bladder cancer. The FDA’s long and ongoing study of the drug proved that patients whom were taking Actos for a long period of time or in high cumulative dose were in fact at a higher risk for bladder cancer.
Why File a Law Suit?
There are many reasons why someone would file a law suit pertaining to their injuries from taking Actos. A major reason would be failure to warn the public of the safety concerns, and wilfully concealing those concerns. It may even be said that the drug company was providing misleading data to the public regarding the drug. The company was fully aware of the dangers associated with medication and sold it regardless to maximize their profits.
They breached a warranty with the public by selling a medication that is not totally fit for use. Filing a lawsuit may be able to provide compensation for the physical and emotional injury caused by the use of this product. Countless numbers of patients affected by Actos are taking action against the pharmaceutical company in the form of mass torts and multidistrict litigation.
Are You Entitled to Compensation?
The pharmaceutical company should be held liable for all the damage caused to anybody who utilized the product. There are different forms of compensation that could be sought in this type of case. Punitive damages could be sought, in order to punish the company for being deceitful to the public or their overall failure to warn the public. These damages could have an effect on other drug companies, keeping them from committing similar conduct to avoid punishment. You could make a claim for pain and suffering in which you could discuss any long term damage or emotional anguish caused by your injuries. You could also seek compensation for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses.
If you or a loved one is suffering from bladder cancer related to consuming Actos, you may be entitled to compensation. We are working with experienced Actos Lawyers around the country, who charge no fee until you receive a settlement or award and will provide you with the legal representation that you deserve. Please contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free (no obligation case evaluation) legal consultation.Woonsocket Personal Injury Lawyers | d’Oliveira & Associates
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