Have You Been Diagnosed With Bladder Cancer After Taking Actos?

For several years, Actos (pioglitazone) has been a popular drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. In fact, Actos was considered one of the best-selling prescription diabetes drugs in the U.S. for some time, until the drug's success took a turn in 2011 when it was determined that Actos may cause bladder cancer.

If you or someone you love has taken Actos® for 12 months or longer and has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, a Toledo drug recall attorney at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., can protect your rights. We've been helping patients who have been seriously affected by dangerous drugs for over five decades.

If your doctor prescribed Actos to treat your diabetes, the Toledo drug recall lawyers at Elk & Elk want you to be alert to the warnings signs of bladder cancer. Call 419-408-9431 to schedule your free consultation.

Using Actos may increase risk of bladder cancer

In a five-year study conducted by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, patients who took Actos for a year or more had a 40 percent higher risk of being diagnosed with bladder cancer. The  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned of these safety concerns in June 2011. Elk & Elk's Toledo product defect lawyers are reviewing cases involving Actos and bladder cancer.

Call us immediately if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Pain during urination
  • Frequent urination
  • Feeling the need to urinate without results
  • Feeling the need to strain (bear down) when you empty your bladder
  • Blood in the urine, which may appear rusty or dark red

Actos has been removed from the market in other countries. The United States, however, still allows the medication to be prescribed, with a warning about an increased risk of bladder cancer.

Contact us to schedule your free consultation today

If you believe you have an Actos injury case, call  today for a free consultation with one of our Toledo drug recall attorneys.

Elk & Elk has the experience and the resources to take on giant pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and their skilled defense attorneys. We will not settle for less than you and your family deserve, and we prepare each case for trial. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online.