According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 25.8 million Americans have diabetes. Of those people, an estimated 18.8 million people have been properly diagnosed and are seeking treatment for their diabetes. In order to treat Type 2 diabetes—the most prevalent type of the disease—many doctors have prescribed the pharmaceutical Actos to control a patient’s blood sugar. Unfortunately, Actos has some extremely serious potential side effects and, for that reason, has been the subject of numerous lawsuits by injured users. If you have suffered any type of injury due to taking Actos, the experienced products liability attorneys at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, can help you recover.
Allegations made by Actos Users
While users relied on Actos to prevent dangerous spikes in blood sugar, little did they know they were also putting themselves at risk of developing highly serious medical conditions and complications. The two main life-threatening health conditions suffered by Actos users are bladder cancer and heart failure.
In addition to claiming that manufacturers Eli Lilly and Takeda put them at risk for serious injury, Actos lawsuits also allege the companies did the following:
- Did not properly research and test the drug
- Concealed increased risks of bladder cancer and heart failure from the public
- Failed to properly warn doctors and consumers of dangerous side effects
- Continued to manufacture and sell a product they knew was dangerous to increase profits
Injured Actos users seek compensation for medical expenses, lost income, physical suffering, emotional trauma, and more.
Contact a Clearwater Actos Attorney for a free consultation
You should be able to trust that your medication is safe and effective, and that it will not cause you to develop additional, life-threatening medical conditions. The experienced attorneys at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, understand the difficulties you face and provide the highest quality of representation for those injured by dangerous pharmaceuticals. If you have suffered injury because you took Actos or similar medications, do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated lawyers today. Please call us at (727) 451-6900 or fill out the contact form found on our website.