The people of Tennessee and people all across the United States rely on medications to make them feel better. They also rely on drug companies to properly warn them about the risks that certain medications may have. However, many drug companies fail to provide proper warning labels on medications and this can result in serious injuries or even death. If you or someone you care about has taken a medication and then suffered injuries due to a lack of proper warning labels, then you should speak with a Tennessee dangerous drug lawyer as soon as possible. They will help make sure you get the compensation you need for your injuries.
According to this class action lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly, consumers that use the diabetes drug Actos are seeking compensation and medical monitoring due to the drug companies’ failure to properly warn about the risk of developing bladder cancer from taking Actos. This class action lawsuit was filed last month for two users of Actos who developed bladder cancer, and one of their spouses. The lawsuit is also seeking class certification to include all users of Actos since it was established in 1999.
Actos is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration for Type II diabetes treatment. The drug increases the body’s insulin and has generated estimated $4.3 billion in sales in the last year. However, concerns have been brought up recently about the possible risk of bladder cancer from Actos. In June of 2011, the Food and Drug Administration issued warnings which shown that Actos when used for more than one year, has been linked to a risk of bladder cancer. French drug regulators forced a drug recall of Actos and may have recommended that Actos be recalled in the United States as well.
According to the lawsuit’s claims, Takeda had a large financial incentive to suppress, misrepresent and hide the potential dangers linked with Actos in order to maximize their profits at the expense of the health of patients taking the drug. The companies’ failure to properly disclose information about the cancer risk from Actos meant that the consumers did not have enough information about the risks of using the drug and could not avoid exposing themselves to possible injury. The class action lawsuit is seeking money damages as well as medical monitoring and other damages for all the individuals who have taken Actos in the United States since July of 1999.
Cases just like this one happen all too frequently to consumers all across the United States and right here to Tennessee consumers as well. If you or someone you love has been injured after taking a medication with improper warning labels, then we strongly recommend that you contact one of our knowledgeable and caring Tennessee dangerous drug and personal injury attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to for what you have suffered.
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