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Do I have an Actos lawsuit?
How can I afford an Actos lawsuit?
Who makes Actos?
What should healthcare professionals know before prescribing Actos?
What is the treatment for bladder cancer?
What other life threatening side effects does Actos have?

Do I have an Actos lawsuit? How can I find out?
You might be entitled to an Actos lawsuit if you were prescribed Actos for more than one year and have been diagnosed with bladder cancer. You wonít know your eligibility until you inquire.

People often wonder what they have to gain by filing an Actos lawsuit. Treating bladder cancer, if itís treatable, will require create a mountain of medical expenses, costly medications and specialists, time lost from work and activities, and perhaps a diminished quality of life. Why? All because you were prescribed an unsafe drug in order to manage your Type 2 diabetes. Itís just not right and a settlement can help.

How can I afford an Actos lawsuit?
Many people fear going to a lawyer because they think the costs will be prohibitive. If you agree to hire Monheit Law and they agree to be retained by you, they take your Actos case on a contingency fee basis. What that means that you have no upfront costs or out-of-pocket expenses. Monheit Law gets paid when they win your case. So yes, you can afford an Actos lawsuit.

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Who makes Actos?
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and Asia and a top 15 pharmaceutical company. The company has over 19,000 employees worldwide and achieved $15.7 billion USD in revenue during the 2008 fiscal year. Takeda focuses on metabolic disorders, gastroenterology, neurology, inflammation, as well as oncology through its independent subsidiary, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company. Its headquarters is located in Osaka and it has an office in Tokyo.

What should healthcare professionals know before prescribing Actos?

  • Do not prescribe Actos to patients with active bladder cancer.
  • Use Actos with caution in patients with a prior history of bladder cancer. The benefits of glycemic control versus unknown risks for cancer recurrence with Actos should be considered in patients with a prior history of bladder cancer.
  • Counsel patients to report any signs or symptoms of blood in the urine, urinary urgency, pain on urination, or back or abdominal pain, as these may be due to bladder cancer.
  • Encourage patients to read the Medication Guide they get with their Actos medicine.
  • Report adverse events involving Actos medicines to the FDA MedWatch program.

What is the treatment for bladder cancer?
There are numerous treatments for bladder cancer which are best discussed with your doctors and your family. Treatments will depend at what stage your bladder cancer is, your medical insurance, your general health, and other factors. Some of the options are surgery, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

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What other life threatening side effects does Actos have?
The Actos family of drugs is not for everyone. Other Actos drugs include Actoplus met, Actoplus met XR, and duetact. Type 2 diabetic medications may cause or worsen heart failure. Heart failure means your heart does not sufficiently pump blood. Patients with symptoms of heart failure should not start taking Actos.

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