The popular prescription drug known as Actos is prescribed for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes in patients all over America. Actos is the generic form of pioglitazone. In diabetes patients, pioglitazone works to help the body improve its insulin use. The drug has gained popularity among doctors and patients because of its effectiveness, but has recently come under scrutiny after the FDA warned it could potentially increase the risk of cancer in users.
In June of 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about Actos. In the statement,the FDA warns that patients who have taken Actos (pioglitazone) for more than a year have an increased risk to develop bladder cancer. Due to the number of serious side effects associated with Actos, like bladder cancer, lawyers across the country are filing lawsuits against Actos on behalf of their injured clients.
Time Limits on Actos Claims
Many law firms all over the United States and Texas are reviewing Actos bladder cancer cases, but it's important to know there is a deadline to file a claim for your Actos injuries. In Texas, your deadline can either be two years from the last time you took Actos, two years from the FDA increased warning on Actos, or two years from the actual knowledge that a connection between Actos and bladder cancer exists. Only a Texas Board Certified personal injury attorney will be able to tell you the exact deadline on filing an Actos claim. To ensure you don't miss the cutoff date, it's best to contact an Actos attorney as soon as possible to determine your time limit.