Each year, more and more people are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The search for a cure is ongoing, but in the meantime, diabetes patients must choose between a mind-boggling array of treatment strategies and medications. Actos is a prescription medication that some diabetics take to control their symptoms. Unfortunately, the side effects of Actos are highly dangerous and can even be life-threatening.
Actos gained popularity as an alternative to Avandia, another Type 2 diabetes drug. When Avandia was found to increase patients’ risk of fatal heart attacks, strokes, and other serious conditions, Actos was marketed as a safe alternative. Thousands of patients who quit taking Avandia were issued prescriptions for Actos. Tragically, this “safe alternative” may actually cause serious health problems for patients who take this medicine for the treatment of diabetes.
In 2010, a scientific study determined that Actos may not be a safer alternative to Avandia, because of the possibility of serious side effects in some users. The study found that Actos was responsible for increased instances of bladder cancer.
The severe side effects of Actos have resulted in the deaths of many diabetic patients. Even those who survive the side effects of Actos are faced with long-term, potentially permanent damage to crucial internal organs. Takeda Pharmaceutical, the manufacturer of Actos, may be legally liable for the devastating illnesses and conditions that its product has caused.
Contact Williams Kherkher
If you or a loved one took Actos and are now experiencing bladder cancer symptoms, you may be able to take legal action against Takeda. The legal team of Williams Kherkher is standing with Actos victims during this difficult time, and is working to hold Takeda accountable for its negligence. To speak with a knowledgeable Actos lawsuit lawyer about your experience, contact us as soon as possible at 800-641-9810.