Actos Legal Help
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Actos is the brand name for the generic prescription drug pioglitazone hydrochloride which is sometimes given to adults with type 2 diabetes. When used properly along with a healthy diet and daily exercise, it helps to control blood sugar levels. But according to the FDA, Actos has some bad side effects that the public was not made aware of, namely its link to bladder cancer.
Thousands of lawsuits are eligible to be brought against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Actos, which has been ordered to pay out $2.37 billion. While some plaintiffs have received millions of dollars, the average amount awarded is around $250,000 after factors like the patient’s age, smoking history and exposure to other toxins are taken into consideration. Your settlement may vary.
Actos Side Effects
Other side effects of Actos include the risk of having a heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, weight gain, edema, fractures and rhabdomyolysis. But it is the increased risk of getting bladder cancer that Actos is under attack for. Recently the FDA has issued warnings and Actos is now required to list bladder cancer on its label as a possible side effect. Countries such as France and Germany have stopped the sale of Actos.
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If your doctor has had you on Actos for your type 2 diabetes for over a year you have a higher risk for developing bladder cancer because your body has accumulated more of the drug. Also, your doctor should not have you on the drug at all if you have a history of bladder cancer...that too has been part of the warning issued by the FDA. If you or a loved one has suffered from one of the possible deadly side effects of Actos (Pioglitazone Hydrochloride), whether it be bladder cancer or any of the other dangerous side effects like liver damage or heart failure, please give a member of the legal team at the Eshelman Legal Group a call. Your first consultation, comes to you with no cost or obligation. The Eshelman Legal Group is here to help you, and as always, no money is collected from you until we collect for you. Please call or visit our secure website today at www.eshelmangroup.com to learn more about our law firm.If you have suffered any major injuries from Actos, make sure to document any symptoms you may have. Keeping track of the amount of the diabetes medicine you have taken and how long you have been taking it for. This documemtation may help speed up the process of your claim. Also, make sure to keep any containers or prescriptions of Actos. Contact the Eshelman Legal Group as soon as possible. Keep in mind there are time limits to your case. Call us today to allow time to start your case and gather all the necessary information to help your claim against Actos. We will do everything we can to help you receive the best possible settlement.
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FDA Warnings Regarding Actos
Actos Safety Label Changes
( The following is a direct article from the official FDA website ) In 2011, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that use of the diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. Information about this risk will be added to the Warnings and Precautions section of the label for pioglitazone-containing medicines. The patient Medication Guide for these medicines will also be revised to include information on the risk of bladder cancer.
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