A Dangerous Treatment for Diabetes

Over 25 million people in the United States have diabetes — and about 7 million of these people are undiagnosed.  But what is diabetes?  A simple way to explain it is that diabetes is all about insulin — how much your body produces and how much it efficiently puts to use.  Insulin promotes conversion of glucose to energy within a cell.  When not enough insulin is present, physical damage occurs because too much glucose circulates in the blood.

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Are You at Heightened Risk for Bladder Cancer?

Helping clients obtain compensation for injury suffered through the mistakes of others is our job.  As Actos bladder cancer attorneys, part of that job is educating clients about the likelihood they developed cancer or other serious illnesses through the negligence of a drug manufacturer, rather than an unfortunate turn of their own destiny.

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Stephen D. Phillips to be installed as President of ITLA

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Contact: Kevilee Burge
JUNE 3, 2013
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STEPHEN D. PHILLIPS, managing partner at the Phillips Law Offices in Chicago (www.phillipslawoffices.com), will be installed as the 60th President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) on Friday, June 7, 2013, at its annual convention. Phillips received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in 1981 and his law degree in 1985 from Loyola University School of Law. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar shortly thereafter. [Read more...]

Can Diabetes Drugs Cause Heart Failure?

The short answer is sometimes.  Actos heart failure can be caused by the diabetes drug Actos, which belongs to a group called thiazolidinediones (TZD). How is the heart affected by TZD?  Because of high blood sugar levels, individuals with uncontrolled high blood sugar are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, and some suffer heart conditions when placed on medication.  Clinical studies reveal TZDs can cause edema, a buildup or accumulation of fluids that exacerbates congestive heart disease, and could lead to heart attack.

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Understanding Diabetes Side Effects: Your Liver

Diabetes affects every cell and every vital organ of the human body.  One of those affected organs is your liver.  Unfortunately, liver damage caused by diabetes could complicate to liver failure from Actos.

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Understanding Actos Side Effects: The Eyes

Understanding Actos Side Effects: The Eyes

In discussing diabetes, we previously touched on some serious consequences of taking diabetes medications, especially those in the thiazolidinedione (TZD) group like Avandia and Actos. Actos side effects can diminish both the quality and length of life, and include accelerating the visual degeneration sometimes common in diabetes patients.

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels that nourish the eye.  As vessels block, swell and leak, vision diminishes and the body responds by creating yet more vessels, that in turn swell and leak. This further damages vision and creates scar tissue that permanently affects visual acuity and can detach the retina.

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Do You Have an Actos Injury Claim?

When a person is injured — whether through negligent behavior or a defective product — he or she is entitled to fair compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering. The aim of Actos lawsuits is to obtain fair compensation, identify and hold the negligent parties responsible and to help warn society about this dangerous drug.

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More Research Supports Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

If you are taking or have taken Actos, the brand name for pioglitazone, you should know that a recent study supports earlier research concerning higher occurrence of bladder cancer among Type 2 diabetics prescribed the drug. As a patient prescribed pioglitazone, or as Actos bladder cancer lawyers, staying informed about current research is important. [Read more...]

What You Do Not Know Can Hurt You

Can what you don’t know hurt you? Absolutely. Consider these facts:

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that up to seven million people in the United States are living with diabetes and do not know it.
  • Millions of people diagnosed with diabetes filled prescriptions for the diabetes drug Actos, a medication intended to increase insulin sensitivity and control blood sugar levels. [Read more...]

Newly Arrived: Generic Actos

In recent medical and Actos lawsuit news, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first generic version of pioglitazone hydrochloride.  Despite pending litigation involving Actos injury claims, the agency approved a generic version manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals in August of this year.

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