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Actos (pioglitazone hydrochloride) is an oral anti-diabetic drug manufactured by Takeda and prescribed to decrease blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Actos Increases the Risk of Bladder Cancer

In 2012, Health Canada issued a warning that the use of Actos may be linked to bladder cancer. A ten-year observational study found that there may be a 40 percent increased risk of bladder cancer for people who have taken Actos for more than one year.

Are You Eligible for Compensation?

If you’ve taken Actos for more than one year to manage your type 2 diabetes and have since developed bladder cancer, you might qualify for compensation. Compensation might also be available for the estate of a deceased user of Actos.

Please call 1.800.715.4048 for a confidential consultation with a legal professional to learn about your options. There is no fee for this consultation.

actos@siskinds.com

Developments

Actos actions are underway in the United States. On April 28, 2015, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., announced that it will set aside as much as $2.7 billion to settle upwards of 9,000 pending lawsuits alleging the association between Actos and bladder cancer. https://www.takeda.com/news/2015/20150429_6975.html

FAQs

What should I do to protect my rights?

To protect your rights, you should:

  • Keep a record of medical expenses incurred—appointments not covered by your provincial health care provider, prescriptions, medical devices, etc.
  • Keep a record of all medical treatments, including the names and contact information of the health care provider (doctor, surgeon, physiotherapist etc.).
  • If possible, keep a journal of symptoms and note down any times when you are unable to attend work or school as a result of your symptoms.

If you have not done so already, contact Siskinds in order that we can contact your health care providers to obtain relevant medical and pharmacy records. As time passes, it can be more difficult to collect this information. All personal information provided to Siskinds regarding any injuries/symptoms you may have suffered will be kept private and confidential.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have a question, please complete the form on this page or contact us at 1-800-715-4048 or actos@siskinds.com.

Actos actions are underway in the United States. On April 28, 2015, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., announced that it will set aside as much as $2.7 billion to settle upwards of 9,000 pending lawsuits alleging the association between Actos and bladder cancer. https://www.takeda.com/news/2015/20150429_6975.html

What should I do to protect my rights?

To protect your rights, you should:

  • Keep a record of medical expenses incurred—appointments not covered by your provincial health care provider, prescriptions, medical devices, etc.
  • Keep a record of all medical treatments, including the names and contact information of the health care provider (doctor, surgeon, physiotherapist etc.).
  • If possible, keep a journal of symptoms and note down any times when you are unable to attend work or school as a result of your symptoms.

If you have not done so already, contact Siskinds in order that we can contact your health care providers to obtain relevant medical and pharmacy records. As time passes, it can be more difficult to collect this information. All personal information provided to Siskinds regarding any injuries/symptoms you may have suffered will be kept private and confidential.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have a question, please complete the form on this page or contact us at 1-800-715-4048 or actos@siskinds.com.

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