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Bladder Cancer (Actos)

BREAKING NEWS: Actos hit with $10.5 Billion Verdict

APRIL 7, 2014: A federal jury found that Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly & Co. marketed Actos despite knowing about the risk of cancer it carries. They ordered the companies to pay a combined $10.475 billion in punitive and compensatory damages to an Actos victim, making it among the largest civil trial verdicts in history.

Shocking facts about the common diabetes drug Actos:
  • According to the FDA , people who take Actos for 1 year are 50% more likely to be diagnosed with bladder cancer.
  • Diabetics who took Actos were 22% more likely to develop bladder cancer when compared to those taking other diabetes medications in a 2011 French study.
  • France & Germany banned Actos in 2011 due to its dangers. India banned it in 2013.
  • A 2012 study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal; also found a 22% increased risk of bladder cancer associated with Actos.
  • A 2014 study in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found a “clinically significant” increased occurrence of bladder cancer in patients taking Actos.
The Actos Manufacturer was Negligent
This is the worst kind of negligence; the drug manufacturer placed more importance on its own bottom line and making a profit with a medication than the health of the patients who would be taking the drug. Bladder cancer can be fatal, and fighting the disease is both costly and painful. Not only are the medical bills likely to be very high, but in most cases treating bladder cancer is a long road that requires patients to take time off work and from their family. Family members are often forced to act as caregivers, which takes them away from work and family responsibilities as well. 
If you are a Diabetes 2 patient who was prescribed the medication Actos as a remedy for your disease, and now find yourself facing treatment for bladder cancer as a result of taking the medication we can help. 
This is not a random incident. If you or someone you know is taking or has ever taken Actos contact us immediately. We want to make sure you and your family are compensated. Call us (405) 232-6490 calls are answered 24 hours/7 days a week.