Diabetes and Bladder Cancer – The Actos Two Step
Having diabetes is a tough condition to live with. Many lifestyle and medical changes are necessary in order to successfully live with diabetes. The last thing you expect is for one of your diabetes medications like Actos to cause another dread disease namely bladder cancer. However there appears to be a link between exposure to the drug Actos and getting and potentially dying from bladder cancer.
This one two punch of diabetes and bladder cancer is terrible result that’s happened to numerous families in Virginia and throughout the United States. Many people had no idea that Actos was linked to bladder cancer until the subject was brought up through claims being made against Takeda the maker of this potentially dangerous drug.
There have now been a number of multi-million dollar judgments and jury verdicts against the manufacturer of Actos. Of course, the insurance companies and the big pharmaceutical companies fight these cases vigorously so many of those early successes are on appeal. However the harm has been done to lots of unsuspecting patients. If your loved one has contracted bladder cancer or has died from it you need to determine if you don’t already know whether they took Actos as one of their prescription drugs. If they did there’s a very serious and strong potential claim to be made. You need to contact someone working on these cases to find out what your rights are recognizing that there are certain deadlines to bring such claims and it’s important to not let any deadlines missed foreclose your right and your family’s right to compensation.
Don’t let the big drug companies recklessly harm families by putting drugs out there that they knew or should have known were dangerous and not telling patients and their doctors the real risks associated with a given drug. If you have been hurt by a prescribed medicine, call our Virginia Beach dangerous drugs attorneys today at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com.