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Actos Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte on Behalf of Ohio Man Alleges Extended Use of Type-2 Diabetes Drug Caused Him to Develop Bladder Cancer

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 10, 2013

The Actos lawsuit lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC have recently filed an Actos lawsuit on behalf of an Ohio man. This #Actos lawsuit (Case No. 2013L005092, Consolidated Case No. 2011 L 10011) was filed on May 16, 2013 in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois and names Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as the defendant. According to the complaint, this Actos lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff’s use of Actos diabetes medication for more than 12 months led to him developing bladder cancer and that Takeda knew of the risks of Actos bladder cancer and failed to warn the public about these risks.

Wright & Schulte, LLC specializes in defending the rights of those who have sustained serious injuries after using dangerous medications. Our skilled Actos bladder cancer attorneys are experienced at successfully going up against large corporations like Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. We encourage those who believe they have developed bladder cancer or other injuries due to the use of Actos to speak with our knowledgeable lawyers by visiting or by calling 1-800-399-0795.

Court documents for this case explain that the plaintiff was prescribed Actos in April 2011 for the treatment of his type-2 diabetes. After regularly taking Actos for more than one year, in August 2012, the plaintiff was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Although the plaintiff stopped taking Actos a few months prior to his bladder cancer diagnosis, after this diagnosis, the plaintiff had to undergo extensive medical treatments – including multiple surgeries and chemotherapy – to treat his bladder cancer. According to the complaint, the plaintiff’s use of Actos for more than one year caused him to develop bladder cancer, which has now left him with permanent, severe injuries that will require long-term medical treatments and that will negatively impact the rest of his life.

Research and Warnings about Actos Bladder Cancer

In 2011, the American Diabetes Association published a study regarding the potential link between Actos (generically known as pioglitazone) and the risk of bladder cancer. After reviewing adverse event reports (AER) associated with Actos that had been filed with the FDA between 2004 and 2009, researchers found that there was a statistically significant increase in the risk of bladder cancer when taking Actos for more than 12 months. In the conclusion of this study, researchers stated that, “[i]n agreement with preclinical and clinical studies, AERS analysis is consistent with an association between pioglitazone and bladder cancer. This issue needs constant epidemiologic surveillance.” [ January 2011]

Shortly after the publication of this research, in June 2011, the FDA issued an Actos safety announcement, warning the public that “use of the diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.” While the FDA ordered Takeda to update the warning labels on Actos medication to include information about the risk of bladder cancer at this time, it also highlighted in its safety announcement that taking Actos for longer periods of time and taking higher doses of the drug could increase the risk of bladder cancer. Specifically, the FDA pointed out that Actos patients who took the drug for longer than 12 months had about a 40 percent increased risk of developing bladder cancer (when compared to individuals not taking Actos). [ June 2011]

About Wright & Schulte LLC

Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free case evaluations are available through or by calling 1-800-399-0795.

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Vandalia, Ohio 45377

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