Actos Injury Claims
The medication Actos was released onto the market for the treatment of diabetes. After it was in use, serious side effects were reported, leading to an FDA warning. There are several FDA warnings that came after the drug made it onto the market, warning medical professionals regarding the prescription of Actos and requiring GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer, provide a “black box warning” as well as a Medication Guide for patients that are being prescribed Actos, generic name rosiglitazone.
The FDA warnings advise of the risk of myocardial ischemia, as well as the potential of leading to congestive heart failure in some patients. Myocardial ischemia is a very serious condition in which the blood flow to the heart is decreased through a blockage of an artery. This can permanently damage the heart and lead to a heart attack and other dangerous physical symptoms including abnormal heart rhythms. Many innocent people have suffered serious complications after being prescribed Actos, and if you have been injured through the use of this medication, a Longview product liability attorney from Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher, Perry, Runge, Robertson and Smith Law Firm can assist you. Reports of liver failure are also associated with the use of Actos.
How to File a Claim in Actos Cases
Although the FDA allowed Actos to remain on the market, they require that patients are warned of the risk of myocardial ischemia. Many patients were taking Actos prior to these warnings or may not have been told by their health care professional of the risks involved in taking the medication. If you or a loved one has suffered from serious complications after being on Actos, it is vital that your case is carefully managed by a legal professional familiar with filing claims against pharmaceutical companies. Similar diabetes drugs are currently on the market, including Avandia and Rezulin. The purpose of all of these medications is to enhance the blood sugar-lowering effect of other medications.
Our legal team is dedicated to serving our clients. We believe that victims of injury from dangerous pharmaceutical drugs should seek justice for the injuries and other damages they have experienced. When a medication is released onto the market, prescribed to a patient and later has caused serious complications, the company involved should be held accountable. We know how to proceed with these cases and how to help families that have lost a loved one.