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Questionable safety: the actos story

At one time, Actos was believed to be quite safe for patients with Type 2 Diabetes. It was released in 2010 and quickly fell into widespread use. Initially Actos was thought to be much safer for patients than some of the other common treatment options. Over time, patients began to come forward and share stories of their experiences while taking Actos.  

At that point the public began to take notice and the medical community began to question the safety of the drug. Due to the significant number of problems suffered by patients taking Actos, there have been multiple lawsuits filed. At this time, Actos is still available and can be prescribed by doctors. The FDA is currently investigating to determine whether or not the drug should be pulled from the market. They have already issued serious warnings about the drug to make patients aware of the potential side effects, which includes an increase risk for bladder cancer. Patients who have taken the drug for longer than one year are at the greatest risk, with a 40% chance of developing bladder cancer. 

Actos has already been pulled from the market in other countries, including Germany and France. 

actos lawyers at shunnarah: expertise in diabetes medication lawsuits

Actos (pioglitazone) is a prescription medication used in the management of type 2 diabetes, aimed at controlling blood sugar levels. Despite its effectiveness for many patients, Actos has been linked to serious side effects, including an increased risk of bladder cancer and heart failure. These significant health concerns have led to numerous lawsuits against the manufacturers, with patients and their families seeking compensation for their suffering and losses. 

If you’ve experienced adverse effects after taking Actos, consulting with a lawyer with experience in many Actos cases, like those at Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, can be crucial in understanding your legal rights and options. An Actos lawsuit may provide the means to cover medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering or offer a sense of justice, along with financial relief. 

Along with the above, choosing Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys as your law firm can provide you with the following benefits:

  • Legal knowledge about dangerous drug cases
  • Negotiating skills
  • Focus and dedication 
  • Commitment to compensation 
  • Motivation to proceed with your claim
  • Free case evaluation

Identifying Symptoms that align with actos lawsuits

Patients considering legal action should be aware of the symptoms and conditions linked to Actos use, which could form the basis of a lawsuit. If you have experienced any of the following after taking Actos, it may be time to seek legal counsel: 

  • Diagnosis of bladder cancer 
  • Heart failure or severe cardiovascular issues 
  • Liver problems, indicated by nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or jaundice 
  • Unexplained edema or water retention 
  • Bone fractures, particularly in women 

How Shunnarah Attorneys Can Help With Actos Concerns

Navigating the complexities of pharmaceutical litigation requires the expertise of an Actos lawyer familiar with the drug’s history and associated legal challenges. Statutes of limitations can restrict the timeframe for filing a lawsuit, making prompt consultation essential.  

At Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, our team of dedicated lawyers can evaluate your case, guide you through the legal process, and advocate for the maximum compensation possible. If Actos has adversely affected you or a loved one’s health, don’t hesitate to reach out for a legal evaluation and take the first step toward seeking justice and compensation for your experiences.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQ to get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about Actos.

How can I tell if my health issues are related to Actos?

If you have taken Actos and subsequently developed bladder cancer, heart problems, or other significant health issues, there may be a link. Symptoms to watch for include blood in your urine, pain during urination, swelling in your legs and feet, unusual weight gain, or shortness of breath. It is crucial to consult with your healthcare provider to discuss your symptoms and explore the possibility that they are related to Actos use.

Am I eligible to file a lawsuit if I’ve suffered side effects from Actos?

You may be eligible to file a lawsuit if you have suffered severe side effects, such as bladder cancer or significant heart problems, which can be directly linked to your use of Actos. Eligibility often depends on the evidence that these conditions were caused by the medication and that you were not adequately warned about its risks. An experienced attorney can help determine your eligibility based on the specifics of your case.

What type of compensation can I expect from an Actos lawsuit?

Victims of Actos-related injuries may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, including treatments related to the side effects, lost wages, pain and suffering, and potentially future medical care. Additionally, compensation for loss of quality of life and punitive damages may be available in cases where the manufacturer’s negligence was particularly egregious. The amount and type of compensation will depend on the severity of your condition and the impact it has had on your life.

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