Patients who used the diabetes drug Actos and developed bladder cancer may qualify to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the drug. Multiple studies have warned that patients taking Actos may face an increased risk of developing bladder cancer.
The Food and Drug Administration announced in June 2011 that it would add a bladder cancer warning to Actos’ label after a five-year study uncovered a link between Actos and bladder cancer. A 2012 study appearing in the British Medical Journal analyzed 115,000 diabetes patients and determined that taking Actos for more than two years can double a patient’s risk of developing bladder cancer.
Dozens of former patients have filed Actos lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the drug. These lawsuits have alleged that the company failed to properly warn patients about their risk of developing bladder cancer from taking Actos. Lawyers involved with these cases have predicted that thousands of Actos bladder cancer lawsuits may eventually be filed on behalf of patients who took the drug.
If you or a loved one took Actos and were diagnosed with bladder cancer, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free legal consultation, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.