Since the drug's approval by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999, ACTOS has been commonly prescribed by doctors for patients with type 2 diabetes. With the active ingredient, pioglitazone, ACTOS helps cells remove glucose from the blood by increasing the cells' sensitivity to insulin. In recent years, however, researchers are finding significant correlation between ACTOS and a variety of cardiovascular problems.
At Kaiser Gornick LLP in San Francisco, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients who have suffered heart problems as a result of taking ACTOS. From our San Francisco office, we are currently accepting ACTOS litigation in California and throughout the country. If you have been taking ACTOS for type 2 diabetes, and you are experiencing heart problems, contact an attorney from our firm as soon as possible.
For years, medical professionals used ACTOS as an alternative to avoid the cardiovascular risks associated with Avandia. However, newer studies are indicating that both drugs present significantly increased risks of heart problems. Some of the cardiovascular problems associated with ACTOS include:
ACTOS presents almost no marked decrease in risk for these heart problems from Avandia, as the frequency of these problems is almost the same for patients taking ACTOS as it is for patients taking Avandia. Treatment options will vary depending on the particular cardiovascular problems you are facing.
In the legal system, drug manufacturers remain accountable for the products they put into the stream of commerce. When a pharmaceutical company puts out a defective drug, the company is liable for the costs of the damages caused by the defective product. If you or someone you love has suffered heart problems as a result of ACTOS, an experienced lawyer can help you obtain full and fair compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the company that manufactures ACTOS, should be held liable for cardiovascular problems associated with its product. We can help you obtain the compensation you need. Kaiser Gornick has successfully handled defective drug claims against large pharmaceutical companies in California and nationally.