Experienced Actos® Lawyers in Chicago Fight for Your Future

Reputable Actos attorneys looking after the people of Illinois

If you’ve taken Actos for more than one year, you may face certain health risks

In 1999, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Actos (pioglitazone hydrochloride) to control the glycemic levels of people with Type 2 diabetes. Since then, Actos, manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Limited, rose to be the most popular oral drug prescribed to treat Type 2 diabetes. According to the FDA, about 2.3 million people filled prescriptions for Actos at outpatient retail pharmacies from January through October 2010, making it Takeda’s largest-selling drug.

However, in June 2011, the French Medicine Agency ordered that the sale of the drug in France be suspended due to an increased risk of bladder cancer in patients taking the drug for longer periods. Similarly, in June 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration informed the public that the use of Actos for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. These studies raise serious questions about the safety of taking the drug.

Take action with the help of an experienced Actos attorney

When your medical professional prescribes diabetes treatment through medication, you expect that treatment to be effective and not harm you. Possible side effects and potential dangers of Actos usage include bladder cancer and other conditions.

You can take action if you have received a diagnosis of bladder cancer or another side effect of Actos usage. Seek legal help from our defective drug attorneys in Illinois for assistance in obtaining full and fair compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.

How filing a claim can help

With a positive diagnosis of bladder cancer or other Actos-related condition, you may find yourself overwhelmed by emotional and financial concerns. At Phillips Law Offices, our Actos attorneys strive to take the burden off your shoulders so you can focus on your health. We can:

  • Get expert medical testimony to help prove your claim against those who harmed you
  • Place a value on your claim that fully and fairly compensates you for damages
  • Negotiate on your behalf to ensure you get the compensation you deserve through settlement or trial
  • Discuss your legal options, such as multidistrict litigations or Actos class action lawsuits

For more than 65 years, Phillips Law Offices attorneys have been handling injury cases. We keep our clients informed of any Actos lawsuit information that could help them. We also provide up-to-the-minute information regarding Actos and FDA regulations and recalls.

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Contact Phillips Law Offices today for a free consultation with an Actos lawyer

Phillips Law Offices stands ready to pursue compensation on your behalf if you or a loved one has suffered harm caused by taking Actos to help control Type 2 diabetes. Call our Chicago office at (312) 346-4262 or contact us online for your free initial consultation with one of our experienced defective drugs lawyers.