Actos FAQs

When You Have Questions About Actos ...

The lawyers of Girardi | Keese have been collecting evidence about Actos, talking to Actos victims and their families, and answering questions from the victims and their lawyers. We have filed an Actos lawsuit that will be tried in Los Angeles.

Some FAQs about the Actos lawsuit

  • When did Actos first come on the market? It was introduced in 1999 as a drug to treat type 2 diabetes.
  • When was the manufacturer first aware that Actos could cause cancer? Even before it sold the first Actos (pioglitazone) tablet, Takeda had evidence that the drug could cause an increased rate of tumors in male lab rats. After the drug was on the market, additional evidence was revealed by independent scientists.
  • What are the side effects of Actos? There are many Actos side effects. The most serious is bladder cancer.
  • What has Takeda done for Actos victims? The drug company has been ordered to include a label on the package describing the increased risk of bladder cancer. However, Takeda appears to be vigorously defending itself against lawsuits by victims.
  • When a drug is approved by the FDA - like Actos - isn't the drug safe? No. The FDA does not have the staff or facilities to test drugs. FDA warnings and FDA recalls are often based on the work of others.
  • Why is the Actos lawsuit necessary? Because Takeda is apparently unwilling to compensate victims, the case needs to be tried in a court of law. Our law firm's attorneys have filed an Actos lawsuit that will represent clients nationwide and will be tried in Los Angeles, California.

Every day, we hear many questions about Actos. As our trial lawyers prepare the Actos lawsuit for trial - gathering evidence, taking depositions, and talking to victims, their families and their lawyers - we find more answers. If you have questions about Actos and the lawsuit, contact us.