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South Carolina Dangerous Drug Lawyer Addresses FAQs About Actos

The FDA has issued updated safety warnings that the drug Actos (pioglitazone) increases one’s risk of developing diseases and injuries, including bladder cancer, heart failure, liver failure and bone fractures. Despite these risks, negligent manufacturers continue to make and market this drug, and it is now available in generic versions. Our drug injury lawyers represent individuals and families who have suffered diseases or injuries due to Actos or other dangerous drugs.

Contact our Actos lawyers today for more information about what your options may be if you have suffered an injury or disease and believe Actos is a dangerous drug. We want to hear your story; we offer free, no obligation attorney consultations.

Your Common Actos Questions Answered By Our Drug Injury Lawyers


What are the symptoms of Actos diseases? 
Actos has been shown to increase the risk of various diseases and injuries, including bladder cancer, congenital heart failure, liver disease, bone fractures and macular edema.

Review our Actos side effects and our Actos diseases web pages for detailed information about early symptoms. If you are experiencing any of the listed symptoms, seek medical attention at once.

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Has there been an Actos recall issued by the FDA? 
Currently, the FDA has not issued an Actos recall, but the FDA has released updated Actos warnings about increased risks of diseases and injuries. The FDA does not recall every dangerous drug on the market, and patients who are injured may still bring a drug injury lawsuit  against negligent manufacturers. View our drugs to watch and our Actos articles web pages for updated information.

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Who is responsible for injuries due to Actos side effects? 
Negligent manufacturers are responsible for manufacturing dangerous drugs or defective medical devices, and they are also liable for false or misleading advertising regarding their products. Pharmaceutical companies have a duty to the public to market safe products, and when they breach that duty and proximately cause patients’ injuries, they are responsible for compensating the victim.

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What do I do if I was injured by generic versions of Actos? 
Although most Actos drug injury lawsuits are filed against the manufacturer of the drug, Takeda, drug injury attorneys can hold some generic manufacturers liable under certain circumstances.  Various manufacturers are now selling generic versions in the U.S., and those versions are likely as dangerous to patients as brand name Actos.

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What should I do if I am experiencing Actos side effects or symptoms? 
If you are experiencing negative side effects while taking or after taking Actos, get to an emergency room or doctor at once, depending on the severity of the symptoms. Always maintain a medical journal with detailed notes on your symptoms, what you have done about it, what medications you are taking and any information provided to you by a health care professional.

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Will I have to submit to a medical examination to pursue an Actos drug injury lawsuit? 
Likely, yes. When an injured individual brings a dangerous drug lawsuit against a negligent manufacturer, the person’s health and medical history are relevant to the suit. You may have to submit to an examination before the defendant’s doctor. Always be open and honest to all doctors and health care providers about your symptoms and health history.

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What kinds of damages are available if I have been injured by Actos? 
Patients injured by negligent manufacturers of dangerous drugs or defective medical devices are entitled to financial compensation for damages suffered. Generally, the types of damages that the law compensates for includes lost past and future wages, medical bills, long term care, pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of companionship and more.

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How are attorney fees paid in an Actos drug injury lawsuit? 
Our clients pay attorney fees on a contingency fee basis. This means that our Actos attorneys will receive payment from whatever money we recover for you from the lawsuit. If your case is not successful, you will not owe us attorney fees.

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