A Letter from David Eisbrouch, Esq.
As any Actos lawyer would tell you, the fact that another TZD drug has received negative attention due to dangerous side effects comes as no surprise. It was only just recently that the makers of Avandia, another diabetes medication, paid out several billion dollars in compensation to victims who suffered heart failure. While Actos patients also face a risk of heart failure, the side effect of greatest concern regarding this medication is Actos bladder cancer.
On June 15, 2011, the FDA released a statement about the risk of Actos bladder cancer. Shortly after that statement was released, we began to receive phone calls to our Actos lawsuit phone number. In an apparent reaction to the FDA warning, patients who had taken the medication in high doses and for extended periods of time expressed the greatest concern. The FDA announcement coupled with similar news breaking events overseas prompted an overwhelming response from patients both here and abroad. As an Actos attorney, I have been on the frontlines of these medical and legal developments.
On June 9, 2011,the French Medicines Agency announced an Actos recall after nationally collected data revealed a disproportionate number of cases of bladder cancer among patients who took Actos than any other TZD medication. Six days after the French recall, the FDA issued its warning in the U.S. During this time, the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices also took precautions by suspending drug sales in Germany. The first Actos lawsuit in the United States was filed in late 2011.
Balkin & Eisbrouch are leading Actos attorneys in this growing area of pharmaceutical litigation. Our successful participation in the monumental litagation against Avandia and Rezulin makes us uniquely qualified to take on the latest diabetes drug that is posing a significant health risk to patients who are trying to safely manage their condition.
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