Actos Bladder Cancer

The drug “Actos,” was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1999 for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. In 2011, despite a safety bladder cancer concern memorandum from the FDA and France and Germany discontinuing its availability, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the Actos manufacturer continued to tout the drug as safe and effective, despite their knowledge to the contrary. The Law Firm of Ronald J. Resmini in Providence, Rhode Island takes this type of negligence seriously and has 50 years of experience in defending peoples’ rights against corporations who seek to take advantage of them.

The Dangers of Actos

So far, a number of plaintiffs have filed suit, alleging that Actos gave them bladder cancer, including four family members who claim that their relatives died as a result of the cancer causing drug. The plaintiffs all came from different states around the country and took Actos for periods of time ranging from two to 12 years, despite the FDA warning that taking Actos for more than one year could cause bladder cancer. As experienced attorneys in the field of negligence, we at the Resmini firm understand that Takeda Pharmaceuticals had a duty to warn its customers of the dangers of Actos.

An experienced attorney can make it right

Bladder cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer, according to the American Urological Association. Though it is extremely treatable in the early stages, the prognosis becomes more grave if it is detected later. In those cases, the damages become more extreme. Resmini clients should expect their attorneys in Providence to devote the utmost attention to their case to determine what they can recover. As in many cases, our clients can look to recover damages for their medical care, their inability to work, and many other issues that developed due to the bladder cancer that Actos gave them without their knowledge.

The Resmini Law Offices is a well-respected firm completely dedicated to helping clients who are injured recover what is due.  We are proud to have served clients in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Florida for 50 years. For more information, call us at (401) 751-8855 or toll free at 1-855-RESMINI. We would be happy to consult with you in our offices in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Florida, free of charge.  Or, feel free to email us for a case evaluation on the home page of our website.