Studies show that a significant number of people using Actos have been diagnosed with bladder cancer as a result of that use. While the drug has proven to be effective in treating type 2 diabetes, developing bladder cancer can be a trying consequence of taking Actos. Those who do are diagnosed with the disease after taking the drug may be eligible for compensation from the manufacturer.
Manufacturers are responsible for designing, making, labeling and testing their products against potential harm. They also have the duty to swiftly warn the public of any evidence found after their release should they pose a danger to their customers. When drug companies fail to fulfill these obligations, the law allows those injured by this negligence to seek compensation for their losses.
Among other conditions, studies have shown that the diabetes drug Actos carries a significant risk for developing bladder cancer. Those who are diagnosed with this condition may suffer a variety of losses, ranging anywhere from the need for short-term medical care to the most severe result: loss of life. Each state has laws that determine exactly what an injured party is entitled to recover from the manufacturer, with most states allowing patients to receive payment for economic losses related to the drug. Additional claims may be allowed for pain and suffering as well as the loss of a loved one.
Fortunately, when diagnosed early, bladder cancer is not a death sentence. However, to ensure the greatest chance for recovery, most people need to seek compensation from the manufacturer so they can afford the care they need. With proper treatment, most bladder cancer patients see a comforting survival rate. For this to happen, though, treatment must begin immediately after detection.
Not everyone who has taken Actos and developed bladder cancer has a right to recover losses, as certain conditions and requirements apply. To understand your potential right to compensation, your case must be reviewed by experts with significant experience dealing with drug claims. Most attorneys have little time to spend with potential clients, so we make available to our visitors our in-house Patient and Family Advocates. These experts have the time and skill to properly asses your potential claim while giving you great advice on how to deal with the medical aspects of the disease.
Regardless of whether you or your family has a viable claim, we are here to help. If the circumstances of your case suggest that you may have be eligible for compensation, your Patient Advocate will happily set up an immediate, free consultation with one of the most prestigious law firms in the country. We fully vet all the firms we recommend and assure you that no one will be better represented on their Actos claim. We do not charge for our assistance, and you will never pay any attorney fees or costs unless a recovery is made on your behalf.