A personal injury lawsuit recently filed by a man who developed bladder cancer after taking Actos, a medication used to treat Type II diabetes, alleges that Actos manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals withheld important safety information from the public about the drug’s increased risk of injury.
Actos Injuries “Permanent & Severe”
Those are the allegations contained in one of the most recent Actos bladder cancer lawsuits filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County by D. Steve Woody. Like many others, Woody began taking Actos to treat Type II diabetes – a condition that affects millions of Americans. However, he was diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking the drug for only five years.
What’s worse is that Woody continued to take Actos after being diagnosed with cancer because neither he nor his doctor knew about the connection between the drug and bladder cancer at the time. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has since released information stating that there is “a definite signal for bladder cancer associated with [Actos] use” after only 6 to 24 months of patient exposure. Unfortunately, that warning was too little and too late for Woody – and the thousands of others who now suffer from bladder cancer and other Actos side effects.
Filing An Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit
Takeda is now defending numerous Actos injury lawsuits just like this one – most of which allege that the company not only withheld from the public important safety information about the drug’s risk, but also that the pharmaceutical giant failed to conduct thorough and adequate tests of the drug in both pre-market and post-market stages.
If you’ve been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos, contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, to discuss whether filing an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit is in your best interest. Find out if you might be entitled to compensation such as lost wages, medical bills, physical and emotional pain and suffering and more.