Actos Attorneys in Illinois
In June, 2011 the FDA issued a safety announcement regarding a link between the use of the drug Actos and the development of and/or increased risk of bladder cancer. Actos is the trade name for Pioglitazone, an anti-diabetic drug that was designed to control high blood sugar in patients with type II diabetes (non-insulin dependent). Patients may have been prescribed Actos, ActoPlus Met, ActoPlus Met XR or Duetact.
The FDA's safety announcement indicates that patients who were taking the drug for more than a year may have an increased risk of developing cancerous tumors in the bladder. This comes after a five-year analysis performed by Takeda indicated that patients who had taken Actos for more than one year had a 40 percent higher risk of developing bladder cancer.
There is presently active litigation against the drug maker, Takeda Pharmaceutical, that alleges that Takeda withheld vital information about the link between Actos and risk of bladder cancer, and failed to provide adequate warnings with the drug.
If you or a loved one was prescribed and took Actos, Actoplus Met, Actoplus Met XR or Duetact for more than a year, and have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, you may be able to pursue litigation against Takeda Pharmaceutical.
At present, numerous lawsuits have already been filed by patients and/or their representatives, and the cases have been consolidated into a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL). Specifically, the Actos MDL is currently pending before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.
Please feel free to contact the experienced Actos attorneys at Strong Law Offices with your questions or concerns regarding Actos, the Actos litigation and your potential rights against the manufacturer. From law offices in Peoria, Illinois, our lawyers provide compassionate and experienced counsel to individuals and families injured by defective drugs across Illinois. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us online or call 1-800-234-0090.
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