Patients injured as a result of taking the type 2 diabetes medication Actos have rights. Among them is the right to have the money to pay for their medical bills and ongoing treatment and compensation for lost income and pain and suffering.
Already state and federal juries have acknowledged that Actos patients deserve compensation for being deceived by the drug’s manufacturers, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly. In one case, a federal jury found that the companies concealed the cancer risks and awarded $9 billion to an Actos patient.
Actos, also called pioglitazone, is known to cause serious medical complications including heart attacks and a 40 percent increased risk of bladder cancer. The medication is also linked to liver damage, kidney damage and sudden blindness.
Several mass torts, known as multidistrict litigations (MDLs) or multicounty litigations (MCLs), have been filed in courtrooms in states that include Louisiana, California and Illinois. Each has thousands of plaintiffs. Among all of these lawsuits there are recurrent complaints:
- The manufacturers, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly, did not warn the public about the drug’s dangers.
- The companies did not do proper testing on the drug before it was released to the market.
- The companies manufactured a faulty product.
- The manufacturers concealed unfavorable Actos test results from the public.
- The manufacturers knew about the dangers and disregarded them.
For injured patients and their families, it is important to collect compensation to pay for medical bills and, possibly, funeral expenses. They should also be eligible for lost wages, compensation for pain and suffering and punitive damages.
Help With Filing Your Claim
An Actos claim can help patients and their families get the funds they need. It is important to speak with an attorney soon after a diagnosis because statutes of limitations restrict the amount of time to file a lawsuit.
Our attorneys can help you in this crucial time. We understand the medical and scientific complexities involved in this case and the importance of winning. Our free, no-obligation case review will help you determine if a lawsuit or settlement will be best for your situation. We will review your case to help you decide your next best move. If you decide to file a lawsuit, our attorneys can help you file your claim.
Get the Settlement Amount You Deserve
For many injured patients, Actos compensation can’t come soon enough. Major medical expenses have been known to drive families to the brink of financial disaster. You deserve the comfort and safety that a financial settlement will give you and your family. Contact us today for assistance.
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