If you have previously used Actos®, ACTOplus met®, ACTOplus met XR®, or duetact® and are currently suffering from Actos side effects, including bladder cancer, you may be entitled to proper compensation. It’s imperative for you to find an experienced Actos attorney to help you through this difficult time and to discuss filing an Actos lawsuit on your behalf.
Plouff Law has extensive experience in litigating hundreds of personal injury, wrongful death and patient class action cases against major pharmaceutical companies. Tom Plouff has been on the prevailing side of some of the most highly recognized cases.
Actos Lawsuit Update ***
A panel of federal judges is going to decide whether to consolidate the federal Actos bladder cancer litigation before one judge for coordinated pretrial management.
US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has scheduled to hear oral arguments on December 1 regarding the potential centralization of Actos lawsuits. Judges will decide whether or not to consolidate the federal Actos bladder cancer litigation. The hearing will take place at the Tomochichi United State Courthouse in Savannah, Georgia.
Cases have been filed in multiple federal district courts throughout the United States by individuals who claim to have developed bladder cancer after taking Actos, a type II diabetes drug.
If an Actos Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) is formed, all of the Actos lawsuits will be transferred to the same judge.
FDA Approves Updated Label for Popular Diabetes Drug Actos
The FDA is has approved updated drug labels for pioglitazone containing medicines including the popular diabetes drug Actos. Actos is usually prescribed to treat Type 2 Diabetes.
The updated drug labels recommend that healthcare professionals should not use Actos (pioglitazone) in patients with active bladder cancer. It further advises to use caution in prescribing Actos in patients with a prior history of bladder cancer.
The updated drug labels further advise that patients who experience any sign of blood in their urine or pain when urinating since starting on Actos, should contact their healthcare professional immediately.
Actos is manufactured by Takeda, and it has been under FDA review since September 2010.
In June 2011, drug regulators in France and Germany suspended use of the drug.
Actos lawsuits are likely to be filed in courts throughout the country. There is a suspected link between the use of Actos and the development of bladder cancer.
Names of pioglitazone-containing medicenes include:
Actoblus Met XR
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