product liability attorneys at
SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION warn again of the dangers and side effects associated with prolonged usage/ingestion
of the prescription drug, Actos. This is a drug that was typically prescribed
to individuals suffering complications from Diabetes.
For numerous of those individuals who have been prescribed this medication,
it has also been associated with severe and/or fatal side-effects. If
you or anyone in your family has suffered illnesses more particularly
described below, or if any family member or loved one has died after prolonged
ingestions of the diabetes drug Actos, please contact the attorneys at
SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION to discuss your legal rights.
Side Effects Associated with Actos
The side effects associated with the use and ingestion of Actos are numerous,
and include, but are not limited to, the following medical issues:
1. Renal (Kidney) Failure
The United States Food and Drug Administration "FDA" has reported
potential safety issues and medical complications with regard to renal
failure subsequent to prolonged, Actos usage. This has been linked to
a condition known as "Rhabdomyolysis" which is a physical condition
that brings about deterioration of muscle tissue and fibers, which, in
turn, causes a release and introduction of myoglobin into the bloodstream.
Symptom-otology associated with this condition include:
- muscle weakness;
- fatigue; as well as
- pain, nausea and vomiting.
As these symptoms are associated with and indicative of potential renal
failure as well as other, related issues, it is of prime importance that
you contact your doctor ASAP should you experience these symptoms while on Actos.
2. Heart Attack Risk
Helen Ge, M.D., a former Pharmaceutical Consultant for the drug manufacturer,
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, is a whistleblower that reported the company's
failure to address Actos issues related to heart attacks, and the allegations
that the company failed to report, as required by federal law, adverse
events to the FDA Maude database.
3. Cancer of the Bladder
The FDA has further issued medical reports linking Actos use as causative
of increased risk of bladder cancer to individuals on Actos. This risk
increases exponentially when the drug has been ingested for more than
a year (or more). It is expected that this will be added to a black box
warning within the near term. Several European nations have already suspended
sales of the drug.
The product liability attorneys at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION
continue to accept Actos cases. If you or anyone in your family has suffered
an Actos-related injury or side effects, you need experienced legal counsel
with significant experience in drug and device matters.
Contact SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION today to speak with an experienced attorney.
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