Heart Attack from Actos?

Actos Lawyer Teams in Florida Offer Experience and Success in Nationwide Drug Injury Claims

Our drug injury attorneys work to protect the rights of patients harmed by dangerous drugs like Actos (pioglitazone), a Type 2 diabetes medication that poses serious health risks. Actos has been linked to:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart attack
  • Liver problems
  • Increased risk for bladder cancer
  • Bone fractures
  • Lactic acidosis

Our firm is currently investigating pharmaceutical litigation cases involving Actos, and we have the resources to handle individual claims as well as class action and multidistrict litigation. Our team is recognized as Super Lawyers in personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice and more in addition to being named among Florida Trend Magazine’s Top Lawyers. When you choose our Actos lawyer, you choose representation by some of the top attorneys in the country who have a proven record of success in products liability litigation.

Does Actos Cause Heart Attacks?

In a recent study conducted by HealthCore Inc., which is WellPoint Inc.’s research subsidiary, researchers reviewed the records of 28,938 insurance clients who took Avandia or Actos from 2001 to 2005. They found:

  • 121 patients on Actos suffered a heart attack, compared to 96 patients on Avandia
  • 243 patients on Actos suffered heart failure, compared to 265 patients on Avandia
  • 18 patients on Actos suffered both heart attack and heart failure, compared to 24 patients on Avandia
  • 217 patients on Actos died, the same number of patients who died while taking Avandia

The results of this study suggest that although Actos has been thought to pose less of a cardiovascular risk than Avandia, it may be an equally dangerous drug. In fact, Actos carries a black box warning concerning its potential risk of causing or worsening congestive heart failure.

If you or a loved one has suffered a heart attack, heart failure or other serious cardiovascular complication while taking Actos, contact our Actos lawyer today. At Colson Hicks Eidson, we believe Takeda Pharmaceuticals should be held liable for the injuries and deaths caused by its drug.

Bladder Cancer and Other Serious Actos Side Effects

Most recently, Actos has been linked to an increased risk for bladder cancer. An ongoing epidemiological study found that Actos patients with the longest exposure and highest cumulative dose had a greater risk for developing this type of cancer. In June 2011, the same month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed the public that using Actos for more than one year may increase a person’s risk for bladder cancer, France and Germany banned the drug following the release of a French study linking Actos side effects to this type of cancer.

As if the drug’s bladder cancer risk is not bad enough, ACTOplus met and ACTOplus met XR have also been linked to lactic acidosis, a potentially fatal condition involving acid buildup in the blood.

Call Our Drug Injury Attorneys Today for Free Actos Lawsuit Information

If you or a loved one has developed lactic acidosis or bladder cancer while taking Actos, or experienced any other serious adverse Actos side effects, contact our Actos lawyer today for a free, no risk consultation. Those who file an Actos lawsuit may gain compensatory damages or drug settlement from the negligent drug company.

We take most personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for your claim. Call (305) 476-7400 today to speak to our drug injury lawyers and to schedule a free case review.