According to Drug Alert, Actos has been banned overseas but the U.S. continues to only issue a safety warning. Although France and Germany banned the diabetes drug that has been linked to bladder cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to healthcare professionals that those patients with active bladder cancer should not be taking Actos. The FDA has also issued a warning that patients that have a history of bladder cancer should not be given the drug as a type of treatment. They are now continuing to monitor the situation. The manufacturers of Actos, Eli Lilly and Takeda, have already been served with numerous lawsuits, from those patients who developed bladder cancer after taking the drug. They are accused of keeping the potential risk of developing bladder cancer from the public. If you were seriously injured after taking a defective drug, then you could be eligible to receive compensation by filing a claim. By consulting with a New York defective drug attorney, you can learn what your legal rights are and what steps you should take to seek justice.
Contacting a New York Defective Drug Attorney
When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of a defective drug you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York defective drug attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a dangerous drug claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of defective drug attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your dangerous drug claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.