Actos Lawsuits For Causing Bladder Cancer
Manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and marketed in the U.S. by Eli Lilly, Actos (pioglitazone) is the top-selling type 2 diabetes prescription drug in the world. It has also been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer.
While Takeda continues to deny the drug causes bladder cancer, it has already settled thousands of lawsuits related to the illness. At Tauzin & Lorio, Attorneys at Law, of Lafayette, Louisiana, our class-action personal injury lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you need if you are suffering from this disease because of Actos usage. If you think you have a claim, you can call us at 337-988-7588 or 866-585-9292 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Billions In Compensation Has Already Been Paid Out
In April 2015, Takeda settled nearly 9,000 claims that Actos caused bladder cancer to the tune of more than $2.37 billion, one of the largest defective drug settlements in U.S. history. While the drug has been pulled from the shelves in some European countries, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to issue a recall.
It is important to be on the lookout for early warning signs of bladder cancer, which can include:
- Blood in the urine and painful urination
- Frequent bladder infections
- Frequent need to urinate
- Back pain
Bladder cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. It is highly treatable and has a high survival rate, but it also has a high rate of recurrence. This could mean racking up thousands upon thousands of dollars in medical bills.
With more than 50 years of personal injury litigation experience on both the plaintiff and defense side, our attorneys know how to help you build a claim. If it is in your best interest to join a class-action suit, we can help you with the process. We will also be ready to fight for you at trial if necessary to maximize the compensation you deserve.
Call Tauzin & Lorio, Attorneys At Law, Today To Get Help
Do not wait to act if you are taking Actos and have received a bladder cancer diagnosis. We accept all cases on a contingency basis, meaning you will not owe us a thing unless we recover compensation for you. You can focus on your health during this time.