Actos Lawyers: Reviewing Lawsuits for Individuals with Bladder Cancer

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted June 20, 2011


As evidence continues to mount that establishes a link between Actos and bladder cancer, the FDA is taking steps to make sure that consumers and the medical community are aware of the potential risk. However, it appears that Takeda Pharmaceuticals knew or should have known this information for years and failed to provide adequate warnings so that diabetes patients could make an informed decision about whether to use their drug. As a result, individuals diagnosed with bladder cancer may be entitled to compensation through an Actos lawsuit.

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The Actos lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free consultations and claim evaluations for individuals throughout the United States who have been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos. All consultations are confidential and there are no attorney fees unless we are successful obtaining a recovery.

Last week, the FDA announced that they are requiring Takeda Pharmaceuticals to add new warnings to the label for the popular type 2 diabetes drug, indicating that long term use of Actos may increase the risk of bladder cancer. The new warnings were required after the FDA reviewed data provided by the manufacturer from an ongoing study involving nearly 200,000 diabetics.

In April, a study published in the medical journal Diabetes Care found that more than a fifth of all bladder cancer reports received through the FDA’s MedWatch system in connection with diabetes drugs were from users of Actos. These findings lead many to question why Takeda Pharmaceuticals did not fully research their medication earlier or provide immediate warnings to consumers about the potential risk.

>>PRIOR POST 5/31/2011: Link Between Actos and Bladder Cancer


As a result of the drug maker’s decision to place their desire for profits before patient safety, compensation may be available for individuals diagnosed with bladder cancer after using Actos.

To review a potential claim for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation with our Actos attorneys.

2 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • carl says:

    yes I have been taken actos for about 4 years.

    Posted on August 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm

  • George says:

    I have been taking Actos well over 6 years and 2010 i found out i had prostate cancer

    Posted on September 19, 2011 at 1:48 pm

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