There has been a number of reported cases of bladder cancer caused by the diabetes drug, Actos. According to a major health-related website, there have been over 22,000 reported incidents of side affects from patients who have taken Actos and 0.22% of these have reported bladder cancer.
The longer someone has taken the drug, the more likely they are to contract bladder cancer. If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer and suspect it may be related to an Actos prescription, seek medical help immediately. Bladder cancer is an extremely aggressive form of cancer.
In June of 2011, France and Germany banned the sale of Actos because of links to cancer. Recently, the FDA has announced that it was reviewing the link between Actos and bladder cancer.
If you are a type-2 diabetic who has taken Actos for over 2 years, you are especially at risk. The Actos drug now carries a warning that the drug may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. Many product liability lawsuits have been filed to date, with many more expected in the coming months.
If you or a loved one took Actos and suffered from side-affects such as bladder cancer, heart attack or cardiovascular problems, please contact us online today or call attorney Robert J. Fleming directly on (800) 613-1923 for a free case evaluation.