At the Infinity Law Center, our experienced attorneys are evaluating possible lawsuits for adults who have suffered bladder cancer or other serious side effects after using the prescription drug Actos or other diabetes drugs containing pioglitazone. Actos has been linked to bladder cancer and other side effects such as painful urination, abdominal pain, and blood in urine.
If you or a loved one has suffered from bladder cancer as a result of taking the prescription drug Actos, ActoPlus Met, or ActoPlus Met XR, then you need to fill out the case evaluation form so one of the experienced attorneys of Infinity Law Center can evaluate your case free of charge.
Studies Show Severe Side Effects of Actos
Several studies have linked Actos to heart failure and bladder cancer. In a 2007 study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) found that “serious heart failure is caused by pioglitazone.” Another study published in JAMA found that Actos significantly increases the risk of heart failure compared to other diabetes medications.
In a three-year study conducted by the French Medicines Agency, researchers found that patients taking pioglitazone, the active ingredient in Actos, significantly put patients at a greater risk of developing bladder cancer. Over 1.5 million patients were examined making it the largest Actos study.
In another study published in May 2012, British researchers studied 115,727 patients and discovered that Actos increased the risk of bladder cancer by 83%. Researchers also found the risk increases further with the long-term use of Actos
In June 2011, the FDA released a safety warning to consumers after a link between Actos and bladder cancer was found. The FDA warning was prompted after a five-year analysis of Actos found that patients with the longest exposure had a significantly greater chance of developing bladder cancer. Patients who took Actos for over a year had a 40% increased risk for developing bladder cancer.
The FDA advised that doctors not prescribe Actos to patients with a history of bladder cancer. In addition, the FDA also warned consumers to be on alert for potential signs of bladder cancer while taking Actos, which include:
After the link between Actos and bladder cancer was found, the agency required the risk to be added to the Actos label and on patient medication guides.
Thousands of lawsuits against Takeda, the maker of Actos, have been filed due to their lack of transparency about the risks of Actos. The lawsuits claim that:
Actos lawsuits are currently being filed and right now is the time to get your case evaluated by our legal team before time runs out. If you or a loved one has suffered from bladder cancer or other serious injuries associated with Actos, take a moment to fill out the case evaluation form on our page and one of our experienced attorneys will evaluate your case for free.
At the Infinity Law Center, we take every case seriously and will fight for you to get fair compensation. If you have been injured or have suffered as a result of taking Actos, you deserve fair compensation for your pain and suffering. Our attorneys will make sure that you get what you deserve if you have been harmed by Actos.