July 17, 2012

In the wake of research finding an increased risk of bladder cancer in patients who took the diabetes drug Actos, thousands of drug injury claims have been filed across the country. According to a press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, patients who take the drug have a 40 percent greater chance of developing the disease than those who didn’t take it.

The drug’s manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, was found to be aware of the increased risk, but withheld the knowledge from the public. Court ruling found this to be evidence of negligence, which allowed those who were injured to more easily file claims.

On June 14, a Texas woman filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court claiming that she developed bladder cancer after taking the drug from 2000 to 2005. A year later, doctors discovered she had developed a tumor on her bladder. The lawsuit alleges that the drug caused a series of adverse events, including severe mental and physical pain, permanent injuries resulting in physical and emotional distress, economic loss due to medical expenses, and living expenses as a result of a new lifestyle. The lawsuit also claims loss of consortium on behalf of the Plaintiff’s husband.

The Actos Injury Lawyers with Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel would encourage anyone who has experienced a negative reaction while taking the diabetes drug Actos to contact a Drug Injury Lawyer to discuss your case.