THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACTOS AND BLADDER CANCER
Actos (pioglitazone) is a medication designed to help individuals with Type II diabetes control their blood sugar, and it is also used to help prevent diabetes. However, this drug has also been found to cause bladder cancer in some patients.
If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer and have taken Actos, a lawyer can help you through the process of protecting your rights and securing compensation for your injuries. At Greene Ketchum, we have experience handling complex cases involving product liability defective prescription medications. Our attorneys can provide you with the advice and skilled representation you need throughout your case.
Why Is Actos Still Available In The U.S.?
While some countries have banned the use of Actos, the FDA has not gone that far. However, in 2011, the FDA did issue a warning that use of Actos for more than one year could result in an increased risk of bladder cancer.
Actos is available as a prescription on its own. It may also be combined with other medications such as metformin, Actoplus Met, Actoplus Met XR, glimepiride or Duetact.
Have You Developed Bladder Cancer?
Some of the common symptoms of bladder cancer include having blood in your urine, pain when you urinate and a loss of appetite. You may also suffer back pain.
If you have these types of symptoms and have taken Actos, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Then, you should speak with an attorney. You have rights and your lawyer can help you protect those rights by holding the manufacturer of Actos accountable.
For more than 60 years, Greene Ketchum has been helping injured clients throughout West Virginia. Schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney at our firm by contacting us online or calling 304-521-4778. We handle all products liability cases on a contingency basis, which means you will not owe attorneys’ fees unless we secure compensation for you.