UPDATE: Takeda Announces $2.4 Billion Actos Settlement
APRIL 29, 2015 - Japanese pharmaceutical giant Takeda Pharmaceutical has agreed to pay $2.4 to settle thousands of Actos bladder cancer claims.
Actos Linked to Bladder Cancer
Actos warnings have been appearing online, in press releases and in radio, television and newspaper ads ever since the diabetes medication became the subject of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning in June 2011.
The warning came on the heels of a five-year progress report from a continuing study by the drug's manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals. The study has linked long-term use of Actos to bladder cancer, the FDA reports.
If you or someone you know has been taking Actos (pioglitazone) for a year or longer and has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, call the Actos bladder cancer lawyers at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., at 1-800-ELK-OHIO or fill out our free, no-obligation online contact form.
Our Ohio injury lawyers can help protect your rights after an Actos-related diagnosis
All it takes is a few minutes to share your information and Elk & Elk's lawyers for Actos warning will begin to research the facts and make sure your rights are being protected. If you've been injured and it's due to Actos, our Ohio injury lawyers will work night and day to ensure your rights are protected and you get all of the compensation to which you are entitled.
According to the FDA, the study monitored more than 190,000 people aged at least 40 who have Type 2 diabetes. The group had been taking Actos longer than a year and showed a 40 percent higher risk of bladder cancer. A similar study conducted by French authorities – which kept track of 1.5 million diabetics – also found a link between Actos and an increased risk for bladder cancer, the FDA reported.
Symptoms of bladder cancer
The Actos lawyers at Elk & Elk want to make sure you recognize the symptoms of bladder cancer, which include:
- Blood in urine (which may make urine look rusty or dark red)
- Urgent need to empty bladder
- Having to empty your bladder more often
- Feeling the need to empty your bladder without results
- Needing to strain (bear down) when you empty your bladder
- Feeling pain when you empty your bladder
Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO for a free consultation if you or a loved one has used Actos
Actos bladder cancer lawyers may be appearing by the dozens in Internet searches and throughout other media outlets, but the Ohio injury lawyers at Elk & Elk have the distinction of being part of a 50-year-old law firm that knows how to get the most compensation for its clients.
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