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Was Your Bladder Cancer the Result of Actos Use?
Friday, June 01, 2012

After reviewing data from an ongoing epidemiological study, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned of a link between the use of Actos (pioglitazone) and the development of bladder cancer. According to the agency, patients who have used the diabetes medication for a long time, or have been taking accumulated dosages, are at risk of developing bladder cancer. If you are suffering from bladder cancer and have been a long-time Actos user, you may be entitled to compensation and should consider joining an Actos lawsuit.

Your Actos lawyer may consider a number of factors to determine the strength of your Actos bladder cancer case. For instance, prolonged use of Actos is important in determining the role of the drug in causing cancer. Your Actos attorney will need to know how long you have been taking this type 2 diabetes drug. Persons who have been taking Actos for more than a year may be at a higher risk of developing this disease.

Additionally, people who have taken higher doses of the drug may be at an increased risk of developing bladder cancer. Therefore, your Actos bladder cancer lawyer will want to know exactly what doses of the drug you have been taking. Persons who have been on high dosage tablets including 35 mg or 40 mg tablets may be at a higher risk of developing bladder cancer.

You may be asked to submit to a medical examination, and may also be asked to submit your family health records. This is done to verify whether there are any other risk factors that could have contributed to the bladder cancer. For instance, there are external factors that increase a person's risks of developing bladder cancer, includingsmoking habits and exposure to industrial chemicals like benzidine. Additionally, a person’s family history can provide details about race and ethnicity, the prevalence of bladder irritation or infections, and any previous history of bladder cancer, all of which can indicate a higher risk.

When considering an Actos lawsuit, it is important to contact a respected law firm with experience in pharmaceutical tort law. It is with the expertise and support of a good attorney that you can get through this difficult time and receive the compensation that is deserved for your pain and suffering.

The law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has extensive experience in litigating thousands of personal injury, wrongful death and consumer class action cases against major pharmaceutical companies over the past 25 years. The firm has been on the prevailing side of some of the nation's most highly-publicized cases. Such litigation involves complex evidence and choice of law issues which have been routinely handled by the firm in both state and federal courts.

If you believe your bladder cancer is related to taking Actos, contact Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman today for a free consultation.




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