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Actos Side Effects Attorneys

Ury & Moskow, LLC, Is Representing Clients Who Developed Bladder Cancer After Taking Actos

Based on the number of Actos prescriptions filled, it is likely that thousands of people who developed bladder cancer after taking the diabetes drug Actos may be entitled to damages.

Actos, a diabetes drug meant to control blood sugar, has been linked to bladder cancer by both the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and drug safety agencies in Europe. Ury & Moskow, LLC, is investigating Actos bladder cancer claims where the user developed bladder cancer after taking Actos.

If you or a loved one has developed bladder cancer while taking Actos, please contact the lawyers at Ury & Moskow, LLC, immediately by calling 1-888-LAW-4335.

The History of Actos

Actos was approved by the FDA in 1999 to control blood sugar in adults with Type 2 diabetes. Actos is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc., a large Japanese manufacturer. There is currently a large, 10-year study to evaluate Actos’ safety, and it was during the five-year interim review that the increased risk of bladder cancer related to Actos was detected. A similar study was performed in France between 2006 and 2009 and also showed risks for bladder cancer: France has removed Actos from the market and Germany has stopped any new prescriptions for Actos.

If you are currently taking Actos, see your doctor before you do anything else. However, if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos, you should speak to an experienced pharmaceutical attorney to see if you have a case. The Actos injury lawyers at Ury & Moskow will determine if you have a claim and whether the case and lawsuit can be brought to a successful settlement, verdict, award or other recovery.

Actos Side Effects Have Led to Scrutiny Worldwide

The FDA has issued several advisories since June 2011 alerting the public to potential safety issues with Actos. On June 15, 2011, the FDA announced that use of Actos “for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.” This message was updated in August and September to reflect that the FDA is actively studying Actos’ safety and side effects. France has removed Actos from the market and Germany has stopped any new prescriptions for Actos.

The risk of developing bladder cancer while taking Actos appears to be related to how long an individual has been taking Actos and the size of the dose. So, while studies are still ongoing, it is important that you also contact your doctor to discuss the implications of this developing information about Actos on your health and treatment. Be sure to speak to your doctor before discontinuing any medical treatment and what Actos side effects you are experiencing.

Read more about Actos in the AAJ’s article, Bad Actos

Connecticut Lawyers Assisting Actos Bladder Cancer Patients

The Actos side effect lawyers at Ury & Moskow, LLC, have been leaders in pursuing lawsuits involving unsafe and defective drugs and medical devices. We have a toll-free (no-cost) telephone number to reach an attorney to answer your questions with regard to your specific case. That number is 1-888-LAW-4335.

If you would prefer, please feel free to fill out the “contact us ” form on our website. Please, be sure to include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and the exact nature of your question so that our lawyer can provide you with the specific information you seek.