Actos (pioglitazone) is a Type 2 diabetes drug which has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack, congestive heart failure, heart disease and death. It has also been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer, rhabdomyolysis(kidney damage), liver damage, and bone fracture. If you have experienced any of these dangerous side effects while taking Actos, Actoplus met, Actoplus met XR, or duetact, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Actos lawsuit lawyers can help.
Actos as Dangerous as Avandia
Actos is often prescribed as an alternative to Avandia. At one time it was believed that Actos was safer. A 2010 study found that both drugs carry the same risk of heart problems and death. Shortly after the findings of that study were published the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced tight restrictions on Avandia, but not Actos.
Compensation for Actos Injuries
If you or a loved one has been injured by taking Actos, you may be entitled to compensation including:
· Medical expenses
· Future medical expenses
· Lost income
· Future lost income
· Lost earning capacity
· Pain and suffering
· Loss of enjoyment of life
· Loss of consortium
· Emotional anguish
· Wrongful death
Getting Help Now
If you believe that your injury, or the death of a loved one, was caused by taking Actos, you must act quickly to preserve your legal rights. Time limits will apply to your case and if you wait too long you will lose your right to compensation, even if you have a great case.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured by taking Actos, please inquire about an Actos lawsuit injury with our Actos lawyers. Your initial consultation with an Actos lawyer is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, an Actos litigation claim must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.
Helpful Links on Bladder Cancer
National Cancer Institute – Bladder Cancer Definition – More than 9 of 10 Americans with bladder cancer have a type called transitional cell cancer (TCC).
Anatomy of the Urinary Bladder – The urinary bladder (Fig. 1135) is a musculomembranous sac which acts as a reservoir for the urine; and as its size, position, and relations vary according to the amount of fluid it contains