Actos Increases the Risk of Bladder Cancer
Type 2 diabetes is not usually linked with a higher risk of bladder cancer, but patients with Type 2 diabetes have been shown to have an increased incidence of the disease. At Girardi | Keese, our attorneys are leading the effort obtain compensation for the victims of Actos who developed cancer as a result of taking the drug.
Takeda knew about potential serious Actos side effects before the drug went to market
For Takeda, it was more important to get a new drug on the market than to deal with its own scientific data about Actos side effects.
Despite growing evidence, Takeda continued to deny the risk to patients, citing the millions of patients who used the medication without apparent serious problems. For victims who developed bladder cancer or for the families of Actos users who have died as a result of taking the drug, that statement does not make sense.
In addition to causing bladder cancer, known Actos side effects include:
- Sore throat or mouth pain
- Nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite
- Blurred or lost vision
- Muscle pain and swollen joints
- Dark urine or jaundice of the skin or eyes
At Girardi | Keese, our California personal injury lawyers have earned a reputation for effective litigation against big drug companies. We have the skills, resources, experience and, most important, the passion to fight for the victims of Actos. For more information about our law firm and the Actos lawsuits, contact us.