If you or a loved one has suffered from serious injury or death from taking the prescription drug Actos, it is important to seek legal counsel right away. Actos, which is prescribed to treat the symptoms of type two diabetes, has been under fire by medical and legal professionals around the world. At Law Offices of Gary Green, we have vast amounts of experience in representing clients who have suffered serious consequences from taking this drug. Three important facts about Actos are highlighted below for your convenience.

1. The Side Effects of Actos are Well Documented

It is no secret that Actos causes serious and potentially fatal side effects. The most worrisome one of them all is the fact that it has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer. The FDA itself has issued a warning about Actos which states that patients who take the drug for one year or more are 40 percent more likely to develop bladder cancer. That isn’t the only side effect either. Actos has also been linked to heart disease, congestive heart failure, heart attack and death. No matter what side effects you have experienced, Law Offices of Gary Green can help.

2. Tight Restrictions have been Placed on a Similar Drug

Actos was developed to be a safe alternative to Avantia, which had been shown to cause serious heart problems in patients. Sadly, it appears that Actos is every bit as dangerous as Avantia and may even be worse. Incredibly, the FDA placed tight restrictions on Avantia a few years ago. They didn’t do the same thing for Actos, however, and countless patients have suffered as a result. If you are one of them, or if a loved one is, it is critical to hold those who are responsible accountable.

3. The Time for Action is Now

When it comes to medical malpractice lawsuits, time is of the essence. If you do not act in a timely manner, you could lose your chance to seek compensation for things like medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering and wrongful death. By lining up competent legal counsel, you can fight back against the pharmaceutical companies that have put the health of millions of people at risk. With Law Offices of Gary Green by your side, you will be able to do what it takes to protect your rights. Contact us today to get started.

Thursday, 17 November 2011 12:56

Actos

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Actos (pioglitazone) is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals and is a drug normally prescribed for the treatment of Type II diabetes. On June 16, 2011, the FDA issued a new warning citing increased risk of bladder cancer in patients taking Actos for more than a year. In September, 2011 the FDA began a safety review of Actos after initial data from the manufacturer’s ongoing study indicated that the drug may increase the risk of bladder cancer. Two European countries have already banned the use of the drug. However, the FDA has not banned these medicines from being issued in the United States.

If you or someone you know suffered from bladder cancer while using Actos, contact Law Offices of Gary Green toll free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com