The Actos lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy are currently investigating the use of Actos in treating type 2 diabetes. The FDA has issued a warning that Actos (pioglitazone hydrochloride) may be linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer, especially in patients who use the medication for more than one year.
Patients who have bladder cancer are urged not to use Actos, while the medication should be used with caution in patients who have a prior history of bladder cancer, the FDA warns. This FDA information is based on a review of data from a planned five-year interim analysis of an ongoing ten-year study. Read more about this study here.
If you or your loved one has been injured by Actos and has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, the manufacturer may have failed in its duty to label the product appropriately. Contact our pharmaceutical attorneys , led by named shareholders Paul Hanly and Jayne Conroy, to see if you have a case.
In 2012, Ms. Conroy was appointed to the Plaintiffs Steering Committee by the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in the multidistrict Actos Product Liability Litigation. Several other attorneys, such as Trent Miracle, Clinton B. Fisher, Laura Singletary and Ellyn Hurd, also have experience in federal litigation involving Actos.
Actos Lawsuit Information
Actos is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Actos (pioglitazone hydrochloride) is a member of a class of drugs known as thiazolidinediones. This drug class has been linked to liver and cardiovascular issues.
Actos side effects may include:
- Increased risk of congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Increased risk of rare but serious liver problems
- Increased risk of fractures
- Increased risk for bladder cancer
If you are currently taking Actos, discuss this information with your doctor. Do not ever stop taking any medication until you have discussed the risks and benefits with your health care provider.
Contact the Actos attorneys at Simmons Hanly Conroy today, or call toll free at 1-877-318-0580 for more information. These experienced lawyers can evaluate your individual case, answer your questions and help you understand your legal rights in regards to filing an Actos lawsuit. Consultations are free.
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