Anyone who has taken Actos (pioglitazone) to control high blood sugar for more than 12 months and at the highest doses has a 40 percent higher likelihood of getting bladder cancer. And if you do, it's among the most expensive diseases to treat in America today, government studies show.
That's because bladder cancer nearly always comes back, even if successfully treated. As a result, patients who get it must endure years of medical monitoring to identify a recurrence so it can be treated immediately.
According to The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Research and Quality, people suffering from expensive-to-treat chronic illnesses typically spend 10 percent or more of their family income on their care.
So if your type 2 diabetes medicine and your bladder cancer are connected, why would you try to pay for it by yourself? You shouldn't. It's possible you're entitled to compensation for losses including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional anguish
- Wrongful-death damages for your family
To have a qualified defective-drug attorney review your claim, simply fill out a free case evaluation form. You may be able to join forces with other people just like you in an Actos class action lawsuit. Do it now to help yourself, your family, and others with type 2 diabetes.