California Drug Recall Attorneys

Actos® (pioglitazone) is a medication prescribed to patients dealing with Type 2 diabetes. The drug is designed to lower blood sugar levels by increasing your body’s sensitivity to insulin. This specific medication became widely popular as a safe alternative to Avandia, a similar medication that became linked to heart problems and heart attacks. However, in August of 2010, this “safer alternative” was proven to cause similar complications. If you or someone you love has taken Actos® and suffered a heart injury, please speak to a California Actos® drug recall attorney today.

Drug Recall AttorneysStudy Findings Revealed

The American Heart Association journal, Circulation, published study results in 2010 revealing a connection between Actos® and heart failure. The study concluded that Actos® was just as dangerous to patients as Avandia, and significantly increased the risk of heart attack and heart failure for those taking the medication. Actos® is especially dangerous because it is typically given to patients who would have taken Avandia but were prescribed this “safer” drug to avoid the risk of heart problems.

The most serious health concern associated with Actos® is heart failure. The signs include fluid retention, rapid weight gain, shortness of breath, and unexplained fatigue.

Aside from heart issues, Actos® has been linked to other dangerous health conditions, such as:

  • Liver damage (look for yellowing of the eyes and skin, along with unexplained nausea and loss of appetite)
  • Hypoglycemia (when Actos® is taken in conjunction with anti-diabetic medications)
  • Bone fractures (females are at a higher risk of breaking bones)
  • Increased risk of developing bladder cancer (be wary of blood in the urine, frequent urge to urinate, pain when urinating and abdominal pain)

Potential Compensation

If you or a family member has suffered an injury because of Actos®, you may be able to collect money to cover:

  • Past, current, and future medical bills
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering (both painful and emotional)
  • Wrongful death, when applicable

If you have been injured by Actos® and you live in California, please contact our California Actos drug recall attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732). Our experienced lawyers can help you decide how to proceed with your claim so that you can recover the money you deserve and move on with your life.