About the Actos Lawsuit
Actos is an oral diabetes medicine that has been shown by recent studies to lead to serious injuries such as heart attacks, heart failure, and an increased risk of bladder cancer, which can result in an Actos Lawsuit. Pioglitazone, the chemical name for Actos was sold under the trade names Actos, ActoplusMet, Competact and Duetact.
Actos is for people with Type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. It is sometimes used in combination other medications, but it is not used for treatment of Type 1 diabetes.
Actos can result in serious injuries such as heart attacks and heart failure. A recent study found Actos to have similar side effects as Avandia.
In addition, Actos was withdrawn from the market in France and Germany due to its association with bladder tumors. Due to these and other serious side effects, the FDA recently announced a link between Actos and an increased incidence of bladder cancer.
Help If You've Been Injured by Actos
At O'Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath, our attorneys understand that your cardiovascular or bladder injuries may not be your fault – instead, possibly a dangerous side effect of Actos. Our expertise and experience, combined with our highly trained staff, make us uniquely well-equipped to handle even the most complex products liability claims.
For preliminary questions about your Actos case, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you suspect you've had an Actos injury such as a heart attack, heart failure, or a bladder tumor, and need to talk to a seasoned team of professionals, please contact us immediately for a free consultation.