Actos Linked To Bladder Cancer
Actos has been linked to bladder cancer with use of over 2 years.
Seniors and minority groups are usual victims of Actos. Actos is a drug used for Type II, adult onset, diabetis.
Thousands of Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Are Anticipated
Actos Timeline Gives The Actos Lawsuit Statute Starting Date
Jun 10, 2011: Use of Actos is banned in France and Germany. The French Medicines Agency removed the drug from the market after analyzing the data collected from 2006 to 2009.
Jun. 15, 2011: FDA announces “that use of the diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.” Warning labels are to be updated subsequently. The agency warns healthcare professionals against prescribing Actos in patients who have bladder cancer or have a history of bladder cancer.
Jul. 2011: The EMA states that Actos should include the risk of bladder cancer on its warning label, according to Reuters.
Aug. 4, 2011: – The FDA approves the label change for product containing pioglitazone (marketed as Actos, Actoplus Met, and Duetact) previously announced on June 15, 2011.
Actos Lawsuit MDL Consolidation
Actos pillsThousands of Actos lawsuits are anticipated in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) filing ordered by Judge Rebecca Doherty. The honorable Judge Doherty stated in a recent order that "the number of claims which will be included could reach into the thousands," in reference to the new Actos lawsuit MDL she ordered be created. Judge Doherty is not presiding over an Actos class action lawsuit.
The MDL was created so that Judge Doherty will have one common point of reference for the thousands of cases expected. This specific MDL lets all of the affected Actos users work together so they are all essentially covered under one lawsuit (similar to a class action.) Unlike an Actos class action lawsuit, where the payout per participant may be small, an award from the Actos MDL could amount to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars per litigant. It could even be in the million dollar range if the an Actos user's death was tied back to taking Actos and developing bladder cancer or another severe adverse side effect of Actos.
Get An Actos Lawyer
An experienced Actos attorney will be able to help determine what financial awards may be possible based on the severity of the injury and required treatment due to taking Actos.
Actos Bladder Cancer Symptoms
It's important that Actos users know what to look out for if they have taken Actos for more than one year which allegedly increases the risk of bladder cancer by at least 40%. Symptoms of bladder cancer include tumors which could cause blood in the urine, painful or frequent urination, or straining during urination. In addition, other common symptoms of bladder cancer include fatigue, incontinence, weight loss and bone pain or tenderness. If you are experiencing these symptoms you should see a doctor immediately so bladder cancer or tumors can be ruled out.
Speak To An Actos Bladder Cancer Lawyer and See Your Doctor Right Away
If you are experiencing these symptoms and are diagnosed with bladder cancer or tumors it may be a good idea to speak with an attorney to see if you are able to file an Actos lawsuit under the new MDL.