Girard Gibbs’ Actos attorneys have filed Actos lawsuits on behalf of people who suffered from bladder cancer after taking the diabetes drug Actos. We represent Actos victims nationwide and are committed to protecting our clients’ rights, having done so in a variety of drug and device cases involving everything from Yaz & Yasmin birth control pills and Zyprexa, to Medtronic medical devices. Actos lawyer Ms. A.J. De Bartolomeo, a partner at Girard Gibbs, was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee of In Re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation.
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Actos and Bladder Cancer
The FDA issued a safety warning on June 15, 2011, warning that there may be an increased risk of bladder cancer linked to medications containing pioglitazone (branded “Actos” in the U.S. by Takeda Pharmaceuticals). Elsewhere, both France and Germany suspended the use and sale of Actos after an official French study also a connection between Actos & bladder cancer.
Although pharmaceutical manufacturers must warn doctors and patients about potential negative side effects, many allege that the risks of using Actos were not adequately disclosed.