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Actos Injuries

The best-selling Type 2 diabetes drug in the world comes at a price. Produced by Takeda Pharmaceutical, Actos is prescribed to help control blood sugar levels for those adults living with type 2 diabetes. By decreasing insulin production and reducing the amount of glucose made in the liver, Actos helps those living with type 2 diabetes better dispose of excess blood sugar. As of 2017, there have  been roughly 10,000 lawsuits filed against Takeda Pharmaceutical for the medical issues Actos patients have experienced.

Actos Complications

Since it's approval by the Food and Drug Administration in 1999, Actos has become incredibly popular but it is not without come very serious, potentially deadly complications. Actos side effects include:

  • Bladder Cancer: In 2011, the FDA issued a warning that taking Actos increased risk of bladder cancer. As a result of these findings, Actos was completely pulled from the market in France, India and Germany but is still available in the U.S.
  • Heart Problems: Heart attacks, stroke and cognitive heart failure are some of the major heart issues that have been directly associated with Actos. While on the market since 1999, it was not until 2002, that the FDA recognized this major side effect and placed a black box warning on Actos alerting patients and healthcare providers of the potential for heart problems. 
  • Eye Injuries: Actos and other diabetes medication that contains thiazolidinediones in it have been found to increase the patient's risk for developing very serious eye injuries, specifically diabetic macular edema.
  • Bone fractures and Lactic Acidosis: The hands, feet, ankles and lower legs of Actos patients (particularly females) were at a high risk of fracturing in Actos patients. It is believed that 
  • Kidney Disease: One study out of Taiwan found that Actos patients were four times more likely to develop kidney disease than those that did not take the drug.
  • Liver Failure: Fatal and nonfatal cases of liver failure in Actos patients have been reported for years. 

Dangerous Drugs Lawsuits

Like many dangerous drugs lawsuits, Actos personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are incredibly complicated and require the work and resources of an experienced firm to ensure that you are getting the compensation you deserve. The Walch Law Firm is that firm. We work with some of the best medical experts in the business. We know you do not want to be dealing with a lawsuit in the wake of serious avoidable injuries or death but we also know how incredibly valuable a financial settlement can be in the wake of expensive medical and other needs. Financial damages for an Actos lawsuit can include:

  • All past, current and future medical needs
  • Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
  • Emotional impact of injuries and death
  • Changes to your personal and intimate relationships
  • And much more

Time is of the essence when it comes to filing a personal injury Actos lawsuit so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. 

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