Whistleblower Claims Manufacturer of Actos Downplayed Bladder Cancer Risks

Dr. Helen Ge, a medical doctor and former safety consultant for Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, recently blew the lid on the company after they failed to properly disclose evidence that linked use of Actos to an increased risk of bladder cancer. Dr. Ge knew of the connection but when she tried to report it, company officials resisted and downplayed the number. More than 100 bladder cancers were linked to the use of Actos, but only 72 were reported to the FDA. Not only did Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. fail to disclose an accurate number of bladder cancers related to the usage of Actos, they also failed to accurately report to regulators and proper officials about the hundreds of congestive heart failure cases that were associated with taking the drug.

At all turns, Dr. Ge claims, she encountered resistance from superiors when she attempted to report the truth about the potentially deadly side effects that could result from taking Actos. She was forced to underreport or purposely change her assessments, and ultimately, her contract with the pharmaceutical company was terminated.

As Dr. Ge states, “Takeda’s motivation to fraudulently report and under-report the serious adverse events was driven by an economic desire to falsely enhance Actos’s safety profile and to increase sales.” Unfortunately, this has been true for various pharmaceutical companies whose products have similarly endangered the lives of millions of consumers. Patients should feel confident that the medication they are being prescribed will not potentially disable or kill them. If you or a loved one has been prescribed Actos and later developed bladder cancer or congestive heart failure, the attorneys at Fears | Nachawati are here to speak to you about your legal rights and any potential monetary compensation you may be entitled to. Call us at 1.866.705.7584 or email Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com to discuss your potential Actos claim.

Why Actos Lawsuits May Top 10,000 Nationwide

The number of filed Actos (pioglitazone) lawsuits is on pace to pass the 10,000 mark, according to some legal analysts. The rise in filings is attributed to the dramatic findings of a few key surveys.

 

The manufacturer of Actos recently announced the mid-period findings of its ten-year review of the drug. The scientists’ verdict was that patients who took Actos for longer than one-year experienced a forty percent higher probability of developing bladder cancer. Additionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded that the possibility for congestive heart failure was sufficiently high to justify a black-box warning.

 

The reason that Actos filings are trending upwards isn’t simply because the findings came to light. It’s that these findings came to light years after Actos was first released onto the market in 1999 and before the drug manufacturer was sufficiently warning the public and health care providers about the risk of harm.

 

Want to know whether filing an Actos lawsuit is right for you or your family? Talk to the professionals at Fears Nachawati today. With years of experience and dedicated expertise, we know how to advise you properly. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for your rights.

Actos Families: Know Your Motivation

For thousands of families, Actos (pioglitazone) isn’t simply a medication. It’s a painful reminder of the hope they felt and the tragedy they have endured.

 

Observers estimate that as many as 10,000 patients will ultimately file lawsuits in defense of their legal rights. Why? During the last several years, medical research has made it increasingly clear that the medication that patients and medical professionals hoped would forestall the effects of Type 2 diabetes actually made life worse for some patients, not better. Specifically, a large and growing number of long-term Actos users and their families have reported side effects that caused bladder complications, including cancer.

 

For many families, the litigation associated with their loved one’s injury may last longer than the victim’s remaining life. Where this is the case, it’s important that everyone understand his or her motivation for filing a suit. Yes, it may the financial rewards that come with a successful negotiation or verdict. However, it may also be a desire to hold the drug manufacturer accountable or to warn other patients about the drug.

 

Knowing your motivation is key to achieving the legal outcome you desire. Is it time to fight for your family’s rights? Talk to the Actos professionals at Fears Nachawati. With years fighting for the legal interests of victims, we know how to protect you and your family. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

Actos Patients Take Action

Thousands of Actos (pioglitazone) patients are taking action. Faced with bladder cancer and other bladder-related health conditions, these men and women have asked tough questions about why they’ve experienced what they’ve experienced. In a tragic number of instances, the answer that they’ve found is that long-term exposure to Actos has resulted in serious adverse health effects.

 

The role of Actos in bladder cancer isn’t a complete surprise. In 2011, the French and German health agencies took strong actions to limit the availability of Actos in their markets. Shortly after these steps, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required new labeling, but stopped short of a limitation on the drug’s supply.

 

Regardless of the precise decision, the actions of the French, German, and American health agencies suggest that at the very least patients were insufficiently informed about the true risks associated with this widely prescribed Type 2 diabetes treatment. In response, many patients took action by finding out about the effect of Actos on their health as well as on their legal rights.

 

Want to find out more information about Actos and its potential effect on your rights? The attorneys at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati are prepared to advise you. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

The Problem with Pioglitazone

Pioglitazone-based treatments for Type 2 diabetes, such as the drug Actos, attempt to provide a solution for suffering patients. The trouble is that they also can cause serious problems.

 

Specifically, after about one year of taking Actos, a notable number of patients have reported a dramatically increased probability of experiencing bladder-related issues, including bladder cancer. One study determined that the risk spike for these Actos patients was as high as 40 percent. As a result of these kinds of findings, health agencies in Germany and France have worked to prevent patients from receiving Actos.

 

If your loved one has taken Actos for a prolonged period of time and experienced unusual symptoms such as bladder cancer, it may be time to call the dedicated professionals at the law firm of Fears Nachawati. With years of experience handling these kinds of issues, we know the questions to ask, the answers to seek, and the evidence to accumulate. Contact our dedicated attorneys today. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. Let us fight for you and your family.

When Should an Actos Patient File a Lawsuit?

Type 2 diabetes patients have limited options when considering how to manage their medical condition. For many, Actos (pioglitazone) has been an important weapon in their arsenal. Unfortunately, however, Actos isn’t a silver bullet and, what’s worse, may cause some patients to shoot themselves in the foot.

 

In recent years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the health community have increasingly publicized the side effects associated with Actos. Their reports indicate that for diabetes patients who take Actos for more than one year, the likelihood of developing bladder cancer or similar, related conditions can be as high as 40 percent.

 

When is the right time to take action against the maker of this powerful prescription drug? If you didn’t know about the side effects of Actos when you began treatments and you’ve now begun experiencing bladder-related side effects, it may be time to visit with a dedicated attorney from the law firm of Fears Nachawati. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We can give you the advice you need.

Ask Your Actos Questions

If you’re an Actos (pioglitazone) patient who’s on the fence about whether to ask questions about whether your Actos symptoms may have impacted your legal rights, the safe move is probably to ask your questions. And thanks to our free consultations, what do you have to lose?

 

Unfortunately, long-term Actos patients have reported serious side effects, including bladder cancer. Actos-related risks are so large, in fact, some countries have determined that their doctors should not prescribe this Type 2 diabetes medication. That’s not the case in the United States – and patients continue to deal with Actos complications.

 

Ready to find out about the legal relationship between you and the maker of your Actos treatments? The attorneys at Fears Nachawati are prepared to advise you. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We can help you.

Why Did the FDA Impose a Black Box Warning on Actos?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has imposed a black box warning on Actos (pioglitazone). Why? Because although the risks associated with Actos are relatively mild for short-term patients, long-term patients face a distinctly different – and more dangerous – risk profile.

 

French and German health officials, noting the dramatically increased risk of bladder cancer for patients using Actos for longer than one year, have recommended that their governments remove this powerful Type 2 diabetes medication from the market. In the United States, Actos remains available. However, some patients remain so tragically and unjustly under-informed about the risks this medication may impose that they may have the basis for a lawsuit if they’ve experienced physical harm.

 

Want to find out more information about the risks associated with Actos and the way that those risks may give rise to legal liability? The attorneys at Fears Nachawati can answer your questions and guide your thinking about what to do next. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you.

Actos & Your Family

If diabetes runs in your family, circumstances may have required you to learn about the challenges of Type 2 diabetes and the medications, including Actos (pioglitazone), necessary to confront this pernicious disease. Sadly, while Actos may offer temporary relief, long-term Actos patients should be aware of the risk of this drug.

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated emphatically that pioglitazone treatments lasting longer than twelve months have a significantly increased likelihood of causing harm to the patient. In fact, the risk of developing bladder cancer could increase by as much as 40 percent as a result of extended pioglitazone treatments. For this reason, French and German government health advisors have strongly cautioned against Actos.

 

Want to find out what Actos may mean for your family? Your family member’s rights may have been impacted by pioglitazone treatments. To learn more, contact the professionals at Fears Nachawati today. With years of experience, we know how to help you. For a free consultation, call 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

The Actos Risk Spike

Actos (pioglitazone) doesn’t simply have risks. This commonly prescribed drug for patients suffering from Type-2 diabetes features a risk spike beginning around the twelfth month of a patient’s treatment. As patients enter a second year of pioglitazone treatments, there probability for suffering from side effects elevates considerably. Bladder cancer, for instance, occurs at a significantly more frequent basis for longer-term consumers.

 

Has your loved one suffered from Actos side effects? If the answer is yes, it may be time to speak with the professionals and dedicated attorneys at Fears Nachawati. With years of experience handling claims like those of your family, we know the questions to ask, the answers to seek, and the evidence to accumulate. Contact our dedicated attorneys today. With years of experience, we know how to protect clients just like you. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

The Risks and Rewards of Actos

Actos patients face a big risk with their pioglitazone treatments. Although the possibility of major injury is relatively small in the short-run, as time passes the risk of developing bladder cancer trends upward. In fact, by the twelfth month of Actos treatments, the risk of cancer can be as much as 40 percent higher than that of patients not taking Actos.

 

Clearly, there are rewards to taking Actos. For Type 2 diabetes patients, the benefits of Actos may justify the risks. However, sadly too many patients weren’t able to make this decision for themselves because the maker of this powerful – and potentially lethal – drug failed to appropriately or completely warn patients about the drug’s risks.

 

Has your loved one experienced painful, debilitating side effects, including cancer, as a result of prolonged exposure to pioglitazone? If the answer is yes, your family member’s right to know about a medical product’s safety characteristics may have been violated. Find out if your family is entitled to a monetary reward as a result of this legal wrong by talking to the legal professionals at Fears Nachawati. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to help you.

Actos & Heart Conditions

If you’re a Type 2 diabetes patient and an Actos (pioglitazone) consumer, you’ve probably heard about the relationship between long-term Actos treatments and bladder cancer. However, what you may not know is that Actos has been linked to cardiovascular conditions, including congestive heart failure and, potentially, heart attack.

 

Have you recently learned that your time taking Actos may have increased the probability that you may have developed a heart condition? If the answer is yes, you may have more than a medical problem. You may have a legal problem. To find out whether your rights as a patient and consumer were violated, talk to the professionals at the Dallas firm of Fears Nachawati. With years of experience, we know how to defend your interests. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

Will Actos Claims Reach 10,000?

Millions of Americans are living with – and fighting against – Type 2 diabetes. While some medications help consumers control symptoms and curb medical issues, pioglitazone-based treatments such as Actos, Actoplus Met, and Duetact may do more harm than good when consumed past a certain point.

 

Recent medical research has found that beyond 12 months, pioglitazone patients face a markedly increased probability of developing bladder cancer as a result of their Actos treatment. Some researchers estimate the increased risk to be as high as 40 percent.

 

In response to this medical phenomenon, thousands of patients have taken legal action, filing a medical product liability suit against the maker of this powerful and potentially harmful medication. In fact, claimants may reach as high as 10,000 litigants, according to some experts in this field.

 

The law firm of Fears Nachawati has the experience, understanding, and dedication necessary to help you and your family if you’ve experienced a pioglitazone-related adverse outcome. Find out what you need to know about your potential for filing a claim by talking to our professionals today. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to give you the help you need.

Should You Talk to Your Grandparents about Actos?

Diabetes strikes America’s elderly particularly hard. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 11 million Americans over the age of 65, almost 27 percent of this demographic, have diabetes. And this number continues to rise every year.

 

The complications associated with diabetes can be serious. Heart disease, high blood pressure, blindness, and kidney problems are just some of the health problems associated with this potentially fatal disease. For patients suffering from Type 2 diabetes, these medical realities can be particularly distressing.

 

For years, health care professionals have prescribed Actos (pioglitazone) to help Type 2 diabetes patients. However, many suffering patients haven’t realized that longer-term pioglitazone treatments significantly raise the risk of bladder cancer. Poor communication between the manufacturer and patient has led many impacted families to pursue medical product liability actions to protect their loved one’s rights.

 

Want to find out whether the product liability attorneys at the law firm of Fears Nachawati can help you. With years of experience and dedicated expertise, we’re able to give you the advice you need. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to help you.

Actos & Your Parent's Health

If either of your parents suffer from Type 2 diabetes, they probably have considered taking a pioglitazone-based medical product, such as Actos or Actoplus. Sadly, pioglitazone isn’t without its risks, including some serious potential complications.

 

How high are the risks associated with Actos? They are high enough to prompt several first-world countries to ban or severely restrict access to this potent drug. While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. health agency, hasn’t banned pioglitazone drugs like Actos outright, they have carefully studied these prescription drugs and issued cautionary rulings about them. According to one research set, long-term exposure to Actos can result in a 40 percent higher risk of bladder cancer.

 

Want to know whether your parent’s health has been impacted by Actos and if those health effects have given rise to legal liability? The attorneys and counselors at the Dallas firm of Fears Nachawati can help answer these and many other important medical product liability questions. Your free consultation is just a phone call or email away. Contact us today by calling 1.866.545.8364 or emailing mn@fnlawfirm.com

Do You Have an Actos-Based Suit?

Not every Actos (pioglitazone) patient has a valid claim against the maker of this powerful drug. Likewise, some family members may have a valid lawsuit, even though they never personally ingested Actos. How can you tell? Dedicated attorneys and experienced professionals at the law firm of Fears Nachawati can help you answer these important questions – and many more.

 

For Type 2 diabetes patients, the benefits and risks of Actos aren’t as simple as black and white. While the control of insulin levels is important, the risks Actos poses to a patient’s bladder can be just as serious. The only way to make these decisions appropriately is to be appropriately warned. Sadly, however, in some cases the maker of Actos failed to fully communicate the benefits – and detriments – of this powerful drug.

 

Want to find out whether you have a case? The attorneys and professionals at Fears Nachawati can help you answer this question. Talk to us today for your free consultation. Just call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

Actos & Your Loved One

If your loved one suffers from Type 2 diabetes, they may have turned to Actos (pioglitazone) in an attempt to treat their condition. While Actos may offer temporary relief, long-term Actos patients should be aware of the risk of this drug.

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been clear that pioglitazone treatments lasting longer than twelve months have a significantly increased likelihood of causing harm to the patient. By one estimate, the chances of developing bladder cancer could increase by as much as 40 percent as a result of extended pioglitazone treatments. In fact, health agencies in France and Germany have taken an even more aggressive stance regarding Actos than has the FDA.

 

Are you surprised to hear about the harsh effects of Actos? Do you want to know more? You deserve to know all of the facts about this powerful drug, particularly if the original prescription did not include these important details. Your loved one’s rights may have been impacted by his pioglitazone treatments. To learn what you need to know, contact the professionals at Fears Nachawati today. With years of experience, we know how to help you. For a free consultation, call 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

Government Health Agencies Caution Against Actos Use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as equivalent French and German authorities have taken cautionary measures in an effort to protect their national communities against the potential side effects of Actos (pioglitazone). While each agency’s specific actions have differed, their direction have been the same: to caution consumers and protect patients from potential harm.

 

What has these health agencies worried? One of Actos’s most disconcerting side effects is the drug’s tendency to significant increase the risk that patients will develop bladder cancer as a result of protracted use.

 

Are you an Actos user who has experienced harm? You should contact the professionals at Fears Nachawati to learn whether your rights have been violated and what actions you may be able to take as a result. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to help you!

Is Actos Responsible?

For Type 2 diabetes patients who have experienced an adverse health event, one medical question may loom among all the others: to what extent were Actos’s side effects responsible for my present condition?

 

Actos (pioglitazone) isn’t just a powerful anti-diabetes drug. It’s also a drug with powerful side effects, as the FDA has clearly communicated. One of the most important side effects associated with Actos is bladder cancer. In fact, longer-term Actos patient may face a particularly high risk of Actos-induced, bladder-related injuries.

 

The extent to which your Actos treatments may be responsible for your present health conditions is an important question that many clients ask. To find out the answer to this and many other important legal concerns, talk to the attorneys at Fears Nachawati today. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

Do You Know about the Risks of Actos?

For patients struggling to deal with Type 2 diabetes, solutions can be hard to come by. Sadly, what many patients think Actos (pioglitazone) is and what Actos actually is are two very different things.

 

Yes, Actos can be an important part of a patient’s arsenal when it comes to dealing with the effects of diabetes. However, Actos is not without its own serious risks. In particular, medical studies have found that patients who take pioglitazone-based treatments for longer than 12 months face a considerably higher likelihood of bladder illness. In fact, the probability of developing bladder cancer is as high as 40 percent in some patients.

 

Were you surprised to learn about the serious side effects and threatening risks associated with this commonly prescribed anti-diabetes medication? You’re not alone. If you’ve suffered as a result, you should speak with the attorneys and dedicated professionals at Fears Nachawati today. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re prepared to give you the legal counsel you need.

Beyond Bladder Cancer: The Other Risks of Actos

 Well-documented medical research and warnings from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have alerted thousands of Actos (pioglitazone) patients to the possibility that prolonged pioglitazone treatment may notably elevate their likelihood of developing bladder cancer. What many Actos patients don't realize, however, is that their risks just start with bladder-related illnesses.

 

The side effects of Actos treatments extend to include heart problems, the possibility of bone fractures, and kidney failure as well. While prompt health care can address these issues, it often requires extended and expensive treatment. For many families, it's important to find justice and to receive the help that their beloved family member needs.

 

The attorneys at the law firm of Fears Nachawati know how to help your loved one and your family recover from the surprising, frustrating, and painful side effects of Actos's undisclosed risks. To learn how we may be able to assist you, contact us today at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com for your free consultation. 

Actos's Heart Failure Risk

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautions patients who take Actos (pioglitazone) for their Type 2 diabetes that this powerful medication may increase the risk of heart failure. This cardiac risk is in addition to the well-documented rise in the incidence of bladder cancer for patients taking Actos for longer than one year.

 

As if the risks of Actos were not distressing enough, some patients received the drug without receiving a full disclosure of the risks related to this powerful drug product. The failure to sufficiently warn is possibility significant, influencing treatment strategies and eliminating meaningful patient and doctor choice.

 

Are you and your family interested in finding out more information about the danger of Actos and why the FDA has issued cautions about its potential heart failure and bladder risks. The attorneys at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati are prepared to help you answer your important questions. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to give you the help you need.

Time to Talk about Actos?

Actos (pioglitazone) may have helped thousands of Americans, but it has also been a source of concern, conflict, and consternation for many patients, particularly consumers who have taken Actos, Actoplus Met, Duetact, and other pioglitazone-based drugs for longer than one year.

 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued clear warnings in recent years that have underscored the very real potential hazards of extended pioglitazone-based treatments. Given the drug’s detriments as well as benefits, clear and effective labeling is important. Sadly, however, insufficient product information has left some patients making decisions that aren’t necessarily in their best interest.

 

Ready to talk to the dedicated attorneys and professionals at Fears Nachawati about whether Actos’s insufficient labeling may have violated your rights? We know how to give you the advice and perspective you need. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

Why Do Actos Victims File a Lawsuit?

Type 2 diabetes patients face an upheld battle to recover their health. Diet and exercise may help. Proper medication can mitigate effects, too. However, one Type 2 diabetes medication, Actos (pioglitazone), may do more harm than good.

 

In the last few years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the health care community has increasingly realized that the side effects associated with Actos can be serious. For diabetes patients who take Actos for more than one year, the likelihood of developing bladder cancer or similar, related conditions can be as high as 40 percent.

 

Once they discover that their medication may have hurt rather than helped them, some Actos patients pursue legal remedies. Others do not. Whether to take action is an important issue. Why do some patients act? In most cases, it’s not greed. Rather, victims of insufficiently labeled, unnecessarily risky health products often take legal action in order to cover their medical expenses, protect future consumers, or make pharmaceudical companies face the consequences of careless decisions.

 

Are these reasons to act compelling to you and your family? Find out how you can move forward with your Actos-based lawsuit by talking to the attorneys at Fears Nachawati today. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

Drug Safety Issue for Powerful Diabetes Drug

Type 2 diabetes is a pernicious, creeping, potentially fatal health condition. But while the disease is bad, for some patients the cure may have been even worse.

 

Actos (pioglitazone), a popular diabetes drug also sold under the names ActoplusMet and Duetact, may significantly increase health risks for some patients. According to several health care officials, prolonged Actos treatment has been positively linked to bladder cancer. In fact, patients undergoing long-term treatment are at particular risk.

 

Have the side effects associated with your loved one’s pioglitazone treatments overwhelmed the value of its benefits? Does your spouse or parent now suffer from bladder cancer? If the answers to these questions are yes, it may be time to learn about the legal side of these important medical realities. Talk to the attorneys at the law firm of Fears Nachawati today to learn what you need to know to make an informed decision about your family’s future. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to advise you!

Actos, Bladder Cancer, and Your Family

Although Actos (pioglitazone) is most widely known as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes, there is a growing awareness that several medical studies have connected Actos to notable increases in bladder cancer risk. Sadly, for some diabetes patients, the prescription medication that began as a benefit has turned into a serious risk.

 

Just how risky is Actos? The medical community continues to research its health risks, however, it’s important to realize that several health agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and comparable French and German programs, have taken action in response to recent findings. 

 

Are you concerned that Actos may have caused your family member’s bladder cancer symptoms? Some patients have taken decisive action in defense of their legal rights. To find out if legal action is right for you, talk to the attorneys and dedicated professionals at the law firm of Fears Nachawati. With years of experience, we know how to advise you. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

Actos: The Big Risk in the Little Pill

For some Type 2 diabetes patients, Actos (pioglitazone) represents long awaited hope in the fight against diabetes. However, for Type 2 diabetes patients who take pioglitazone-based drugs like Actoplus Met, Actos, and Duetact and ultimately experience symptoms of bladder problems like stomach pain, loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea, dark urine, or unusual bleeding, pioglitazone treatments may represent more detriment than benefit.

 

In several tragic cases, longer-term Actos patients have contracted bladder cancer and similar bladder-related diseases as a result of their exposure to pioglitazone. To make matters worse, incomplete or ineffective warnings have left these patients surprised at the results of exposure to a medication in which they put so much hope.

 

Do you have questions about whether your current bladder-related illness may be linked to your long-term Actos prescription? The attorneys at the law firm of Fears Nachawati can help you answer these questions and establish whether your legal rights were violated. Talk to us today to get started down your road to recovery. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. Let us help!

Did Actos Cause Your Cancer?

Type 2 diabetes patients who suffer from bladder cancer may have more than bad luck to blame for their diagnosis. National health agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the comparable governmental entities for Germany and France, have warned against the serious side effects associated with the popular Type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone).

 

Some medical findings suggest that the risk that Actos patients will develop bladder cancer increases by as much as 40 percent when patients take Actos for longer than one year. The dangers associated with Actos are so significant, that some patients who have suffered side effects have filed lawsuits to protect their interests.

 

The attorneys at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati know how to help personal injury and product liability victims find justice in response to the harm they’ve experienced. With years of experience and dedicated expertise, we’re prepared to represent you and your loved ones at the negotiating table or in the courtroom. Find out how we can help you by contacting our professionals today. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to help you!

FDA Recommendation to Actos Patients: Discuss with Your Doc

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued clear guidelines for Type 2 diabetes patients, encouraging them to contact their healthcare professional if they experienced symptoms associated with their Type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone).

 

What are some of the most notable symptoms of Actos side effects? Medical studies have found that for some patients Actos may substantially elevate the probability of developing bladder cancer. Early warning signs of these developments can include bloody or red-colored urine, urinary urgency, or pain or discomfort during urination.

 

Have you experienced symptoms like these during your Actos treatment? Your doctor may not be the only professional with whom you should consider speaking. The attorneys and legal professionals at Fears Nachawati have years of experience representing the victims of defective or unnecessarily risky drugs. We know how to assess your potential claims and, if appropriate, represent your interests in a legal proceeding.

 

Ready to find out what you and your family need to know about Actos liability? For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We can help.

How Should You Help Your Actos-Impacted Loved One?

Actos (pioglitazone) threatens the health of the Type 2 diabetes patients who take it that leading European health agencies have taken decisive steps to reduce their citizens’ access to this risky drug. While the FDA has issued less definitive policy, the U.S. health agency has strongly warned that longer-term Actos patients are at significantly greater risk than the general population of developing bladder cancer.

 

Does your loved one take Actos as part of their diabetes treatment regime? There are important ways to help them. First, make sure that they’ve consulted with their physician about the potentially harmful side effects of this powerful drug. Second, if they’re concerned that prolonged treatments might have resulted in adverse health effects, it may be time to talk the attorneys at Fears Nachawati about their legal options. Even if perfect health may be beyond their reach, justice may not be. To find out about the important legal remedies available, talk to our professionals. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to advise you!

Type 2 Diabetes Gets Younger, Defies Some Treatments

America may be getting older, but Type 2 diabetes, one of the country’s most threatening and widespread diseases, is getting younger.

 

What was once considered a disease affecting primarily elderly Americans, Type 2 diabetes is increasingly found in younger and younger populations, according to the leading medical journals. Estimates for the U.S., for instance, predict that in the next forty years the number of Type 2 diabetes patients will increase to nearly 50 million, 1/3 of all males and 40 percent of females.

 

Perhaps most troubling is that treatment options for Type 2 diabetes are limited, and one approach in particular, Actos (pioglitazone), has been found to correlate with an unacceptably high risk of bladder cancer and other serious side effects. For longer-term Actos patients, the probability of experiencing a potentially fatal side effect may rise to as high as forty percent.

 

Have you experienced a side effect because of your Actos prescription? Your rights may have been violated as a result. To find out everything that you need to know about your legal options, contact the attorneys at the Dallas firm of Fears Nachawati. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We can help.

How Can An Actos Attorney Help You?

Thousands of Type 2 diabetes patients know that Actos (pioglitazone) may be able to help reduce the effects of their disease. And many Actos patients and their family members know that Actos has costs as well as benefits. Specifically, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cautioned that patients who take Actos for more than a year face a substantially higher risk – as high as 40 percent in some cases – of developing bladder cancer, a side effect of the drug.

 

However, fewer Actos patients understand how an attorney who specializes in Actos product liability lawsuits can help them. The reality is that Actos doesn’t simply impact your health, but your legal rights, too. Some patients have successfully taken legal action against the maker of Actos, achieving justice for themselves and improving their family’s financial well-being.

 

Is it time for you to consider how Actos has affected your legal interests? To find out everything you need to know, talk to the professionals at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati. With years of experience and dedicated expertise, we know how to protect the rights of patients like you. Contact us today. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to advise you.

FDA Requires Revised Warning for Actos

Type 2 diabetes patients should be aware that in 2011 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to patients, health care providers, and the public in which it advised that medical research had concluded that Actos (pioglitazone) consumption had been linked to adverse health effects. Specifically, researchers determined that patients who consumed pioglitazone treatments for more than one year were as much as 40 percent more likely to develop bladder cancer.

 

Have you or a loved one taken pioglitazone-based drugs for an extended period of time? You may be at risk of serious injury as a result. Fortunately, you may have a valid legal claim worth pursing. In fact, thousands of victims have filed suit in federal or state court on the basis of the relationship between Actos and bladder cancer.

 

For your free consultation and to find out how you should move forward, contact the dedicated professionals at the law firm Fears Nachawati. Just call 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

What Does Actos Mean to You?

For most Type 2 diabetes patients who take Actos (pioglitazone) as part of their prescription drug regimen, Actos is an important medication that gives them improved control over their blood sugar levels. However, for a not insignificant number of Type 2 diabetes patients who have relied upon Actos for a year or more, Actos is a double-edged sword, representing not only improved diabetes treatment, but also heightened risk of dangerous – and potentially fatal – side effects. Principal among these side effects is bladder cancer, a medical concern about which the FDA has strongly warned.

 

Have you or a loved one developed bladder cancer as a result of prolonged pioglitazone exposure? The attorneys at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati have spent years protecting the interest of victims just like you. We’re prepared to evaluate your case and advise you of your legal options. For the help you need, contact us today. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

Are You Managing the Risks of Your Pioglitazone Treatments?

Whether you take Actos, Actoplus Met, Actoplus Met XR, or Duetact, the pioglitazone doses in each of those medications represents a very real risk to your health. While these drugs may be important for managing your Type 2 diabetes, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that they may cause a significant increase in the risk of bladder cancer. In fact, the risk is so high that the FDA required a change in drug labeling to more effectively warn the public, health professionals, and patients.

 

Have you or a loved one experienced bladder cancer symptoms as a result of a pioglitazone-based prescription drug? You may have a right to legal recovery as a result. To find out everything you need to know about the risks you may face and the risks you may enjoy, contact the specialists and dedicated attorneys at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati today. With years of experience, we know how to help victims like you. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

How Should You Manage Actos Risk?

If you’ve watched a golf tournament recently, you’ve probably seen dozens of advertisements from wealth managers and heard about the theory that underpins their profession: risk management. While risk management is important in finance, it’s no less important in other professions, such as the law and medicine, and even in your daily life.

 

Today, thousands of Americans suffer from Type 2 diabetes. Partnering with their doctor, these patients work to manage the risks associated with this life-changing and potentially life-threatening health condition. For years, doctors have used one medication in particular, Actos (pioglitazone), to manage the health risks of Type 2 diabetes. Sadly, however, recent medical research has shown that Actos is not without its own risks. Specifically, health researchers have concluded that the probability of developing bladder cancer increases by an astonishing 40 percent among long-term Actos patients.

 

What steps should you consider when determining how to effectively manage the risks associated with Actos (pioglitazone)? If you develop bladder cancer as a result of your Actos prescription, you may consider exploring your legal options against the maker of this potentially harmful medication. Your legal rights are important and worth protecting. To learn more, talk to the attorneys and professionals at Fears Nachawati today. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

FDA Warnings Outline Actos Dangers

Warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) make clear that patients who take Actos (pioglitazone) treatments for longer than one year substantially increase the risk that they may develop bladder cancer. After five years of a decade long study, medical researchers concluded – and the FDA cautioned – that as cumulative pioglitazone exposure rises, the health risks associated with this often prescribed Type 2 diabetes medication increase as well.

 

Has your doctor prescribed a pioglitazone-based drug like Actos or Duetact? If the answer is yes, you may be at risk of dangerous side effects and, as a result, your legal rights may have been affected. Want to find out what your options are? Talk to the trained and dedicated professionals at Fears Nachawati today. With years of experience, our attorneys are prepared to advise you of your rights. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

Do You Take Actos?

If you take Actos (pioglitazone) as part of your treatment for Type 2 diabetes, you need to be aware that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings and instructions in an effort to underscore the risk this drug entails. In specific, the FDA has noted that pioglitazone may cause or exacerbate heart failure and that use for longer than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.

 

Your doctor can help you understand what these warnings mean for your health. But what do they mean for your legal rights? The risks of Actos are real. If you suffer physical pain or a reduced quality of life as a result of your pioglitazone treatments, your rights may be affected. Find out what this might mean for you and your family by talking to the professionals at Fears Nachawati today. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

Did Your Physician Prescribe Actoplus Met for Your Type 2 Diabetes?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has joined regulatory bodies in France and Germany in cautioning patients, consumers, and health care professionals against the risks of pioglitazone-based drug Actos as well as similar Type 2 diabetes drugs, Actoplus Met, Actoplus Met XR, and Duetact. If you’ve been prescribed one of these drugs, you’re not the only one: in 2010 more than 2 million patients were issued one of these drugs.

 

Type 2 diabetes is a dangerous and potentially lethal medical condition. Unfortunately, recent medical studies reveal that these anti-diabetes drugs are dangerous in their own right. Confirming the findings of these surveys, numerous Actos, Actoplus Met, and Duetact patients have been diagnosed with bladder cancer.

 

Are you showing symptoms of bladder cancer like pain while urinating or bloody urine? Have you taken Actos for a year or longer? You may need to take immediate action. And if there really is a connection between your pain and discomfort and your Type 2 diabetes medication, you should also contact the personal injury professionals at Fears Nachawati. With years of legal experience and dedicated expertise, we know how to help victims like you. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

Actos May Put Type 2 Diabetes Patients at Risk

If your loved one suffers from Type 2 diabetes, part of his or her medicinal regime may include Actos (pioglitazone). While Actos has demonstrated positive results with respect to diabetes, for some patients it comes at a severe cost: as cumulative pioglitazone treatments increase, the incidence of side effects – particularly bladder cancer – rise as well. In fact, the FDA estimates a 40 percent increased risk that a long-term Actos patient will develop bladder cancer.

 

Has your spouse, parent, or significant other demonstrated signs of bladder cancer? The symptoms vary, but they often include bloody urine, painful urination, fatigue, and incontinence. If the answer is yes, the time to act is now. To find out if your family’s legal interests have been implicated by exposure Actos and its side effects, talk to the attorneys at Fears Nachawati today. With years of experience, we know how to fight for victims like you. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to give you the help you need!

How Should Your Family Survive the Actos Aftermath?

Actos (pioglitazone) is an important drug for some Type 2 diabetes patients, however, for others it’s a source of pain, discomfort, and even sorrow. Although frequently prescribed to treat diabetes, in many cases Actos has harmed rather than helped, elevating the probability of bladder cancer by as much as 40 percent for longer term patients.

 

The bladder cancer side effect of Actos is so severe, in fact, that the French Agency for the Safety of Health Products and Germany’s Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices effectively prohibited its prescription. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stop short of those steps, however, the FDA has issued stark warnings.

 

Sadly, a tragic number of families are currently living with an Actos aftermath. An unexpectedly diagnosis of bladder cancer has made their loved one’s life with Type 2 diabetes even more difficult. Is Actos to blame? Do you and your loved have a legal cause of action as a result? Find out the answers to these important questions by talking to the legal professionals at Fears Nachawati today. With years of experience and dedicated expertise, we know how to help families like yours. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

Does Your Spouse Suffer from Type 2 Diabetes?

If your spouse suffers from Type 2 diabetes, you’re probably aware of the fact that there are a variety of different approaches to treatment. What you may not know is that one type of treatment – namely, Actos (pioglitazone) – has risks you and your spouse may not fully appreciate.

 

According to recent warnings from the FDA, a recent study found that patients who take Actos face a notably higher likelihood of developing bladder cancer. In fact, for patients who take pioglitazone treatments for a relatively long period of time – one year or more – the probability of developing bladder cancer jumps to as high as 40 percent.

 

What should you do if your spouse develops bladder cancer as a result of his or her pioglitazone treatments? Although the future is uncertain, you can take comfort in the fact that the attorneys and professionals at Fears Nachawati are prepared to help you consider your legal options. Give us a call so that we can find out about your needs. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

Are Your Cancer Symptoms Related to Actos?

The symptoms of bladder cancer aren’t surprising to most patients: bloody or red urine, pain while urinating, and pain in the lower back, to name a few. However, it is a surprise when bladder cancer patients learn what might be the cause: Actos (pioglitazone) medications such as Actoplus Met and Duetact.

 

Are you a Type 2 diabetes patient? Your doctor may have prescribed you a pioglitazone-based medication and, as a result, unsuspectingly exposed you to an elevated risk for bladder cancer. According to an FDA report on an ongoing medical study, patients who take Actos for more than a year face a 40% higher risk of developing bladder cancer. The risk to patients is so high that French health officials have banned the drug altogether.

 

Worried that a causal connection may exist between your bladder cancer symptoms, bladder cancer, and your Actos treatments? Ready to find out what steps you should take? Talk to the attorneys and dedicated professionals at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati to find out more information today. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

Three Publications Discuss Bladder Cancer Concern for Actos

A recent study published in Pediatrics determined that nearly one in four American adolescents may soon develop Type 2 diabetes, a sharp increase from demographics of just ten years ago. This finding couldn’t come at a worse time, as medical professionals and Type 2 diabetes patients and their families worry about the medium-term effects of Actos (pioglitazone).

 

Actos, a commonly prescribed medication used to combat Type 2 diabetes, has been sharply criticized in a Kaiser Permanente study, a French Medicines Agency study, and a repot by the American Diabetes Association report. In each of these publications, researchers found a correlation between pioglitazone, an active ingredient in Actos, and bladder cancer. Moreover, strong reason exists that as cumulative pioglitazone treatments increase – usually around the one-year mark – the probability of a patient developing bladder cancer jumps significantly, as much as 40 percent.

 

The attorneys at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati know how to fight for you and your loved ones if you’re an Actos patient facing an uncertain future. The effects of Actos are potentially very serious. We know how to help you understand the situation you’re facing – and the legal steps you may consider. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

Actos Patients: The One Year Mark & Cumulative Exposure

Type 2 diabetes patients should be aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that the use of Actos (pioglitazone), a prominent diabetes medication, for longer than one year has been linked to a notably increased risk of bladder cancer. In fact, although the one year mark is important, the FDA has also noted that the correlation between treatment and cancer risk is perhaps more closely tied to cumulative pioglitazone exposure. As the one year mark approaches, cumulative exposure for most patients tends to near a kind of tipping point in which bladder cancer risk dramatically rises.

 

Are you ready to find out more about the risks of bladder cancer and Actos (pioglitazone), one of its possible causes? This isn’t simply a medical issue for some patients, but a legal issue, too. Find out what your first steps need to be by contacting the attorneys and professionals at the law firm of Fears Nachawati today. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

Problematic Pioglitazone

Pioglitazone, an active ingredient in Actos medications such as Actoplus Met, Actoplus Met XR, and Duetact, is more dangerous than many patients realize. In fact, on the basis of a nearly 200,000 person study, the FDA concluded that long-term pioglitazone patients have a substantially increased likelihood of developing life-threatening health conditions. While the most serious of these conditions is bladder cancer, it’s important to note that other pioglitazone-linked conditions include heart failure and bone fractures.

 

Is pioglitazone an active ingredient in one of your medications? If so, you should contact the legal professionals at Fears Nachawati. With years of experience and dedicated expertise, we know how to fight for patients like you. Don’t settle for second best. Talk to our attorneys today. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

Are Your Parents on Actos?

Did you know that more than 25 percent of Americans over the age of 65 have diabetes? Although a relatively small percentage of the overall American population, these 10.9 million patients represent almost half of America’s type 1 and type 2 diabetes sufferers.

 

Actos (pioglitazone) is a commonly prescribed anti-diabetes medication. As a way of managing diabetes effects, Actos succeeds. However, the side effects of Actos can be so severe that many Americans consider Actos a failure. In particular, patients who ingest large cumulative amounts of pioglitazone – in general, treatments lasting longer than one year – have reported a significant increase in the incidence of bladder cancer.

 

Tragically, given that older Americans often represent the nation’s Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes population, many of these patients do not carefully monitor their symptoms or realize that the physical changes they experience may represent side effects. Symptoms like bloody urine or abdominal pain may reflect something considerably more severe than just the ailments of old age. It could be evidence of Actos-induced bladder cancer.

 

As the child of an Actos patient, you may need to seriously consider your role as an advisor and concerned family member. Ready to find out more information about Actos? Talk to the medical injury experts at Fears Nachawati today. With years of experience in this area of the law, we’re prepared to help you and your family. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

The FDA, Actos, and You

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an opinion within the last twelve months starkly outlining one of the principle risks of Actos (pioglitazone): the threat of bladder cancer. Specifically, for patients who take Actos longer than twelve months, the likelihood of developing bladder cancer increases appreciably.

 

What should you do? Beware of the signs and symptoms of illness. If you’ve experienced symptoms such as lower back or abdominal pain, discolored urine, or an urgent need to urinate, you may face a serious threat to your health. If you take Actos and, in particular, if you’ve experienced symptoms like these, you should contact your health care provider.

You should also consider speaking with the attorneys and professionals at Fears Nachawati, too. With years of experience and dedicated expertise, we may be able to provide you with the help you need. Talk to us today. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

European Medicines Agency Warns of Actos Risks

The European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European Union agency responsible for evaluating medicinal products, recently advised that the maker of Actos, an important and popular diabetes medication, should clarify on-the-box warnings about the risks of Actos.

 

The EMA isn’t the only governmental agency concerned about the effects of Actos. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has also advised American patients and health care professionals as to the potentially hazardous effects of this drug. In particular, the FDA has warned that pioglitazone, an active ingredient in Actos, is linked to bladder cancer.

 

Have you taken Actos? You should be aware of the potential health – and legal – results of your Actos prescription. To find out what you should know, talk to the professionals and attorneys at the firm of Fears Nachawati. We may be able to help you. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

Actos: Billions in Profits, Painful for Patients

Diabetes patients should beware: if Actos (pioglitazone) is part of your anti-diabetes treatment regimen, you need to know about the risks you’re taking. In the last several years, drug manufactures, doctors, patients, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have become increasingly aware of the correlation between extended Actos treatments and the incidence of bladder cancer.