A Minnesota man is suing the manufacturers of Actos, a medication that may be used to treat Type 2 diabetes. He alleges that the medication caused him to develop bladder cancer, according to a press release from law firm representing him.
Several studies have indicated that Actos may increase a person’s risk of developing bladder cancer, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that the medication be affixed with a warning label indicating the risk. According to the FDA warnings, using Actos for one year can increase a patient’s risk of bladder cancer significantly. What’s more, a report in the British Medical Journal from 2012 found that taking the drug for two years may double the risk.
The man in this case began taking the drug in 2011 and later was diagnosed with bladder cancer. The defendants are alleged to have made deliberate misrepresentations and omissions regarding the medication and are alleged to have concealed the risks of taking the drug. The man also alleges that there are safer alternatives for the treatment of diabetes, and he was not properly warned of the risks associated with Actos.
Taking Drug Manufacturers to Court
If you have suffered ill effects of a dangerous or defective drug, the risks of which you were not made aware, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer. Manufacturers who do not adhere to federal regulations or who try to hide dangers or risks associated with the medication may be held liable for any damages caused by the drug. Seek a consultation with a lawyer at Gacovino, Lake and Associates to discuss your case and review the legal options available to you. Call us today at (800) 246-4878.