When a person is diagnosed with cancer, one of the many treatments they may have to face is chemotherapy. This conventional method of treatment is primarily used in conjunction with other cancer treatments such as radiation therapy to increase a patient’s chances of survival. Chemotherapy is delivered either orally or through an injection, and the cytotoxic drugs that make up chemotherapy are designed to halt cancer growth and limit cancer cell reproduction.
Recently, the Type 2 diabetes drug Actos has been linked to a vastly increased risk of developing bladder cancer. If you took Actos and have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering. Call the Actos attorneys of Williams Kherkher today at 800-641-9810 to learn more about your legal options.
Side Effects of Chemotherapy
The chemotherapy medications for bladder cancer can be injected directly into the bladder for increased effectiveness or taken orally. Unfortunately, chemotherapy comes with numerous side effects that can weaken a person’s health while killing cancerous cells. Some of these side effects include:
- Drop in blood cell count
- Loss of appetite
- Hair loss
- Soreness in mouth or oral ulcers
When bladder cancer chemotherapy medications are injected directly to the bladder, patients suffer from fewer or muffled side effects than they would experience if the drug was taken orally.
If you or someone you love has developed bladder cancer after taking the Type 2 diabetes drug Actos, you may be able to seek compensation from the pharmaceutical manufacturer to help you through this difficult time. The experienced Actos lawyers of Williams Kherkher are ready to fight for you. Contact us at 800-641-9810 to discuss your case with a caring lawyer.