Were You Diagnosed With Bladder Cancer After Taking Actos?

At James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., we handle lawsuits involving many dangerous drugs such as Actos. Our attorney helps people who have been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos recover damages from the drug's manufacturer. We have the resources to go up against powerful drug companies and a record of success against them.

If you suffered health complications while taking Actos, we encourage you to contact our office in Charleston, West Virginia, at 304-881-0652 for your free consultation. We take calls from across the country.

Prescribed To Treat Type 2 Diabetes | Caused Serious Health Problems

Pioglitazone is a drug manufactured by Takeda and sold under the names Actos, ACTOplus met and ACTOplus met XR. Doctors prescribed the drug to control blood sugar in adults with Type 2 diabetes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a safety announcement in 2011 describing the risk of developing bladder cancer while taking Actos.

Patients who took Actos for more than a year are at increased risk for:

  • Painful bladder cancer
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Liver failure
  • Macular edema or vision problems
  • Bone fractures

If you or a loved one developed cancer or other health problems after taking Actos, you may be entitled to compensation for the cost of medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

What Are The Symptoms Of Bladder Cancer?

Bladder cancer develops over time, with symptoms that are easy to ignore at first. You may be taking Actos and not know that this serious illness is developing inside you. It is important to talk to your doctor about your risk factors and watch for signs of bladder cancer.

Do not hesitate to contact your doctor if you experience symptoms such as:

  • Blood in your urine
  • Painful urination
  • Urgent need to urinate
  • Chronic back pain
  • Pain in your lower abdomen

Contact Our Actos Drug Litigation Law Firm

To schedule a free consultation with our West Virginia Actos litigation lawyer, please call James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., in Charleston at 304-881-0652 or contact us online.