A wave of recent studies linking the diabetes mellitus drug Actos, which is prescribed to type 2 diabetics, to bladder cancer suggests that Takeda Pharmaceuticals may soon be immersed in Actos litigation as many users are considering whether to file an Actos lawsuit.  The first Actos lawsuit was filed in August by a 54 year old Pennsylvania woman who was diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos for more than a decade.  The plaintiff in the Actos lawsuit fears that she will need to have her bladder removed and have to undergo chemotherapy because of Actos side effects.  An increase in Actos litigation is anticipated in light of recent warnings and FDA label changes.  If you took Actos or pioglitazone for diabetes mellitus, and you have suffered severe Actos side effects, such as bladder cancer, you may be eligible to file an Actos lawsuit. An Actos lawsuit seeks compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other injuries.

Warnings, Recalls and FDA Label Changes Lead To Actos Litigation

In May 2011, the FDA published a study suggesting that Actos may increase the risk of bladder cancer.  Although the agency allowed the pioglitazone drug to remain on the market for the time being, it did add an FDA label that includes information on Actos side effects so that consumers suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus who take pioglitazone are aware that bladder cancer is a potential side effect of Actos.

In June 2011, Actos was recalled in Germany and France after a study found Actos side effects include bladder cancer.  Thereafter, on July 21, 2011, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) concurred that bladder cancer is a side effect of Actos.  Although the EMA did not issue an Actos recall for the entire European Union, it did provide confirmation that the type 2 diabetes mellitus drug puts users at a greater risk for developing Actos side effects, particularly bladder cancer.

How to File an Actos Lawsuit?

If you have type 2 diabetes mellitus and developed bladder cancer as a result of Actos, you may be eligible to file an Actos lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries and reimbursement for your expenses.

Contact one of our Actos injury attorneys today for a free assessment of your potential Actos lawsuit and find out if you are eligible for compensation. The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP have extensive litigation experience, and have recovered billions of dollars for their clients. In addition to being staunch advocates for your claim, our lawyers also provide personal attention to guide you through the complex Actos litigation process.

Published August 19, 2011 by