Actos Lawsuit Attorneys
Concern over possible side effects from Actos, technically named pioglitazone, including bladder cancer, has been the basis for lawsuits against the drug manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals. The Gomez Law Firm is an award winning San Diego, CA, law firm that has expertise in helping clients nationwide that have endured personal injury, including physical damage or death from prescription drugs like Actos.
What is Actos?
Actos was originally developed as a solution for adult persons with type 2 diabetes or blood sugar control problems. Along with other medications, Actos works with diet and exercise to achieve positive results. Problems with Actos were noticed after patients had taken the drug for a period of 12 months or more; some patients had no problems while others developed cancerous tumors of the bladder.
Lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals
It is alleged that the pharmaceutical company Takeda Pharmaceuticals knew about possible dangers of Actos as far back as 2005, but failed to adequately warn the public. The FDA has investigated the damage claims attributed to this drug and found a relationship between the length of time and dosage taken and development of bladder cancer.
Warnings about Actos
The FDA released what amounts to a warning for persons taking Actos that this drug may cause bladder cancer. There are a number of lawsuits in progress now; persons that have developed bladder cancer, testicular cancer due to taking Actos may be able to join a lawsuit. The skilled trial attorneys at The Gomez Law Firm offer a free consultation to persons that feel they may be eligible to seek damages for personal injury and expenses related to taking Actos.
Actos Side Effects
In addition to potentially fatal bladder cancer, Actos can cause serious side effects that can be life changing. Side effects noted to date include:
- Weight gain
- Fluid retention or edema
- Muscle pain
- Sinus infection
- Sore throat
- Urinary tract infection
- Limb pain
- Diarrhea or nausea
The drug can be dangerous in combination with other medications, vitamins or supplements.
What Should Concerned Persons Do First?
In any personal injury case, there may be a critical time limit for making claims. The time limit varies by state and a personal injury attorney is the best person for advice about limitations. The attorneys at The Gomez Law Firm are ready to consult with all persons that may have been injured due to taking the drug Actos; please use the form on this website to contact the firm, or call their toll-free telephone number to set up an appointment to meet with one of their caring trial lawyers.
The Gomez Law Firm Team
The Gomez Law Firm is one of the most highly regarded law firms headquarted in the state of California. "Extraordinary Results for Ordinary People" is a motto made clear by the millions of damage awards the The Gomez Law Firm team has recovered for personal injury clients nationwide. The team of 7 attorneys, 4 paralegals and legal assistants work as one, led by founder John H. Gomez. He and 6 highly qualified trial attorneys have collected over $250 million in verdicts and settlements, with many awards over one million dollars. Mr. Gomez was honored as "Trial Lawyer of the Year" in 2010. The law firm actively represents clients nationwide.
For results and caring action on your personal injury claim in any state, contact The Gomez Law Firm immediately.