Actos Injury FAQs

Learn what a skilled Actos injury lawyer can do for you

If you take Actos, you probably have a lot of questions. At the Phillips Law Offices, our attorneys want you to have the answers you need. We’ve compiled a list of questions we often hear about Actos injuries and lawsuits, and we’ve done our best to answer them as concisely as possible. We encourage you to read through our FAQ section, or to contact us if you wish to speak with a products liability attorney.

At the Phillips Law Offices, we want you to be as informed as you can be. We provide you with the Actos overview information you need to better understand your rights.

Contact an Actos injury attorney in Chicago who fights for your rights

You shouldn’t have to suffer alone. We pursue compensation on your behalf if you have been harmed as a result of taking Actos for your Type 2 diabetes. Contact the Phillips Law Offices in Chicago online or at 312.620.1199 for a free consultation with a personal injury attorney who can help.

I’ve been on Actos for two years. What are my risks?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a drug safety communication on June 15, 2011 that use of Actos “for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.” Studies conducted by the manufacturer of Actos, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, also found that patients aged 40 and older who took the drug for five or more years were at greater risk of bladder cancer. Other conditions linked to Actos include:

  • Heart attack
  • Liver damage
  • Kidney failure
  • Diabetic macular edema

If you have received a positive diagnosis, please contact an Actos attorney at the Phillips Law Offices to learn more about your legal options.

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Who could be liable for my condition?

Phillips Law Offices will conduct an extensive investigation into your claim. Liable parties could include the drug manufacturer, its distributors and your medical professional. Once our attorneys understand the specifics of your Actos lawsuit information, we can better help you with your case.

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My spouse took Actos and died three years ago. Can I sue?

In Illinois, you have two years from the date of injury to file a claim. However, your case may not be clear-cut. Contact us to find out how the state’s statute of limitations applies to your specific situation.

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Why hasn’t Actos been pulled off the market?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to study the effects of the drug but has not deemed it necessary as yet to demand a recall.

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How can I pursue a claim if I have no money to pay a lawyer?

We handle defective drug claims on a contingent fee basis. That means you do not pay an attorney’s fee unless we recover for you through settlement or trial. Then, we take a percentage of the damages, except in instances where the court orders the defendant(s) to pay the attorney’s fee.

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What information will you need from me for an initial consultation?

Bring copies of any medical bills and your medical records. We will also need to know how long you were taking Actos and the dosage.

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