The Berke Law Firm P.A. has represented injured patients and consumers in Southwest Florida dealing with injuries incurred from dangerous pharmaceutical drugs. Recently, there have been concerns over possible side effects including bladder cancer, from a drug known as Actos.
Pioglitazone, commonly known as Actos, is a drug that was originally developed as a treatment for adults with Type 2 diabetes and other blood sugar maintenance problems. Prior to investigative studies, Actos was the best-selling Type 2 Diabetes drug in the world. However, recent studies have shown that patients taking Actos have a higher rate of bladder cancer than patients on other diabetes medications. To date, nearly more than 1,000 Actos bladder cancer lawsuits have been filed.
On June 15, 2011 the FDA issued an update to their already published warning for Actos, which states that even just one year of Pioglitazone use raises the risk of bladder cancer by more than 40%. The FDA also goes on to recommend that doctors not prescribe Actos to patients who have or have been treated for bladder cancer.
In addition, there are many potential side effects from using Actos which include:
- Bladder Cancer
- Heart Attack
- Macular Edema
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Weight Gain
When seeking an attorney for a Personal Injury Claim such as one dealing with the Actos drug, it is important to select a lawyer who has a good reputation, who is known to be skillful and professional, and one who is known to be fair. The Berke Law Firm, P.A. has built their firm on the premise to represent the injured and their families through these difficult times, and to obtain the fullest amount of compensation and benefits available that the law will allow.
Contact the Berke Law Firm P.A. today for a free consultation.