Actos is a prescription medication used to treat type II diabetes. The medication is intended to help control a patient’s blood sugar levels. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Actos in July 1999, the drug has still caused harm to some patients. If you’ve been prescribed Actos and suffered harm as a result, meet with Actos attorneys from Cordisco & Saile LLC to review whether you have cause to take legal action. Call 215-642-2335.
The Risks of Taking Actos
In 2011, the FDA released a safety update about Actos (active ingredient pioglitazone). The safety update announced that an ongoing safety review of the drug was being conducted, as the medication had been linked to a potential increased risk of bladder cancer in patients taking the drug. As part of the safety update, the FDA recommended that patients with active bladder cancer, or with a history of bladder cancer, should not take Actos.
But bladder cancer isn’t the only risk that’s been associated with the drug. Other risks might include macular edema, according to a report in the American Journal of Ophthalmology, and bone fractures in women according to a Canadian Medical Association Journal report.
Warnings on the medication also indicate it could cause serious side effects like new or worsened heart failure. Thus, any patient taking Actos should discuss side effects with their doctor. Any patient harmed by Actos may speak with our Actos lawyers about their legal options.
Filing a Lawsuit for Harm Caused by Actos
If you have been harmed by the drug Actos, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer to recover compensation for your damages.
In the past, others have filed lawsuits on the basis of the following situations.
- The drug company failed to provide adequate warnings about the risks of bladder cancer
- The drug manufacturer failed to properly test the drug
- The Actos company released the drug despite known defects
- The Actos drug company manufactured a defective product
If you can prove that the manufacturer breached its duty of care and produced a harmful drug, or was otherwise negligent in failing to disclose certain side effects, and that Actos caused your injuries, then you may be able to recover damages. Review your case with an attorney to discuss eligibility.
The types of damages you may be able to recover include the following.
- Any lost wages from missed work and future reduced earning capacity related to your injuries
- Medical expenses to treat your condition or injuries stemming from the drug
- Pain and suffering damages related to your injuries
If your family member died because of complications caused by Actos, you may be able to recover damages, including funeral and burial expenses and more, in a wrongful death claim. The time limit for filing a product liability claim for damages in Pennsylvania is two years from the time that injury occurred, so get started.
Our Actos Attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC Can Help You Recover Damages
Filing a suit against a multimillion dollar corporation can be an intimidating process. A drug manufacturing company is guaranteed to have high-paid attorneys on its side who will help build the defense. To ensure that your rights are protected, secure representation from an attorney who will work equally as hard.
At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our attorneys can help you create a winning case by gathering medical records, presenting expert testimony, and crafting legal arguments. For help filing your claim so it proves Actos caused your injuries and the manufacturer is liable, contact us today. We’ll provide you with a free consultation – call us at 215-642-2335 or use the form on our contact page to set up a consultation.