Bladder Cancer: Actos® Injury Lawyers in Austin

Important Information You Need to Know About Actos®

Many diabetics are probably familiar with the Actos® drug, as it is an oral medication that is often prescribed to people with type 2 diabetes to help control blood sugar levels. While the medication has proven useful in regulating blood sugar among many diabetics who suffer from maladies related to insulin and blood sugar, it has also been associated with many adverse side effects that stand to greatly endanger those taking the medication. Symptoms induced when taking Actos® can be as mild as a sore throat or hives and as severe as weakness, having blood in your urine, and more. In fact, some serious problems have frequently come up in Actos® users, including: stomach pain, blurred vision, painful urination, pale skin, shortness of breath, chest pain, easy bruising and bleeding, nausea, loss of appetite, discolored stool, dark urine, swelling or rapid weight gain, increased urination, increased thirst or hunger, pale skin, and jaundice.

Other less serious side effects have also occurred in many individuals taking the drug, and users of Actos® are advised to stop taking it if they show any signs or symptoms such as those listed above or any of the following: muscle pain, back pain, headaches, cold symptoms (sore throat, sneezing, coughing, stuffy nose), tooth problems, or gradual weight gain. Although these may seem minor they are symptoms that could become serious if proper attention is not paid to them as early on as possible. For example, studies conducted by the Food and Drug Administration show that use of pioglitazone (the generic brand of Actos®) for more than a year significantly increases your chances of developing bladder cancer. However, until this information was released in July of 2011 the information was unknown to many users of the drug.

Attorney for Defective Drugs

It is an unfortunate fact that many users of certain prescription medications are taking drugs with dangerous side effects of which they are not aware. While prescription medicine may include warning labels with risks, these do not always encompass the wide range of potential symptoms and damages that go along with use of said medication. Such is the case with Actos®. If your health has suffered as a result of taking the Actos drug, then you should not hesitate to seek the legal services of a personal injury attorney that can help you recover damages.

At Zinda Law Group we are dedicated to protecting the rights of product injury victims nationwide. There is absolutely no reason for you to have suffered from the negative side effects of a drug that was prescribed to you by your doctor. No one understands this fact better than our legal team, and as such, we are willing to take the necessary measures to ensure that you are rightfully compensated for any harm you may have experienced when using a prescription medication that did not properly indicate the risks associated with its use. As SuperLawyers, we have staked our claim within the medical division of the legal field, and we are prepared to take your case to court if need be. An illness or injury that was caused by an unsafe prescription medication should be handled legally, and our Personal Injury Attorneys are here to make sure that it is. We have successfully taken to court many injury claims and played an integral role in filing an equal amount of insurance claims. With our years of experience and legal know-how, you can confidently trust that we are doing everything in our power to provide you with the legal assistance you need to recover from an illness that was caused by taking the Actos® drug.