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Actos personal injury lawsuits.
Product liability is an important area of personal injury trial law. If it is proven in trial a product caused physical harm and there was also negligence of the part of a manufacturer, those harmed may be able to sue for expenses, physical damage, wrongful death, pain and suffering, lost wages or lost ability to work, loss of consortium and other personal injury law claims.
Actos is a prescription drug that can help many adults with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar levels.
Actos and Bladder Cancer
The FDA issued a safety warning on June 15, 2011 to the public about Actos and possible links to bladder cancer. There has not been an official Actos recall yet, but Portland personal injury lawyers keep abreast of all the latest developments about Actos and Actos lawsuits in progress. European drug regulators have also not yet issued a recall, but have issued warnings about Actos; in France and Germany, doctors are advised to prescribe Actos only if other medications have failed to be effective.
Serious side effects and bladder cancer have developed with some people who are taking Actos. Those persons that are suing the Actos manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals contend that there is a direct relationship between their use of Actos and their cancerous bladder tumors.
It is alleged that Takeda Pharmaceuticals knew, prior to getting FDA approval of Actos, that rats given Actos developed bladder cancer, however, they neglected to warn the public with the information of this possible cancer link with taking Actos. Some are accusing the manufacturer of neglecting to post adequate public warnings because they were making a lot of money with this drug. Actos was a best-selling drug for helping diabetics in the U.S. (2008) and has generated sales over $16 billion since coming to market in 1999.
If you have been taking Actos and developed bladder cancer or suffer serious side affects because of Actos, you will need a skilled personal injury trial lawyer who is knowledgeable about the details of ongoing Actos lawsuits. If it is proven in trial that Actos has caused physical harm and there was also negligence of the Pharmaceutical manufacturer, Actos users may be able to sue for expenses, physical damage, wrongful death, pain and suffering, lost wages or lost ability to work, loss of consortium and other personal injury law claims.
Class Action Actos Personal Injury Actos Lawsuits
There are Actos class actions lawsuits that include large numbers of people who have experienced personal injury from using the drug. Some of these class action lawsuits are open to others that have newly discovered their own problems with Actos and bladder cancer. Some individuals have also filed lawsuits over Actos injuries.
By 2005, there was some evidence of a link between Actos and bladder cancer that was higher for this drug than exhibited in competitors drugs. Takeda Pharmaceuticals failed to property warn consumers, according to lawsuits against the manufacturer.
The FDA, on June 6, 2011, issued a specific warning that is to be added to Actos labeling. This safety warning highlights findings that there may be a relationship between long term use of Actos (over 12 months) and increased risk of bladder cancer. The FDA has made public information that long term use of Actos beyond one year has been associated with bladder cancer.
If you or a family member has taken the prescription drug Actos and developed bladder cancer or had issues with severe side effects from using Actos, there are class action lawsuits you may be able to join in progress. Or, you may file your own legal claims against Actos as your personal injury lawyer recommends. The best course of action is to immediately consult your personal injury attorney.
Time Limits for Personal Injury Lawsuits
Each state sets statutes of limitation (time limits) for personal injury lawsuits. Most states require initiation of legal action within two or three years, however, some states offer limitations between one and ten years time from discovery of personal injury. It is important to contact your personal injury attorney immediately to preserve your rights if you feel you may have a personal injury case involving Actos.
*Update: February 2015 - Actos Trials, Record Jury Verdicts. Over 8000 Actos lawsuits.