Could You Have Bladder Cancer?
Although it is also a symptom of a urinary tract infection or kidney stones, blood in the urine (also know as hematuria) is the most common indicator of bladder cancer. Hematuria is usually dark red or rust in color; however, blood-tainted urine isn't always detectable by the naked eye. For this reason, if you have taken Actos and have experienced frequent or painful urination, or the urge to urinate without result, it's important to contact your physician for immediate diagnosis and care. Next, we urge you to call Texas injury lawyers Godsey-Martin, P.C. as well.
In June 2011 the French Agency for the Safety of Health Products and Germany's Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices withdrew the drug pioglitazone (labeled as Actos in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S. and United Kingdom) due to its high risk of causing bladder cancer, pending further investigation. Although it has not yet recommended withdrawing Actos from pharmacies in Texas and across the country, the Federal Drug Administration states that the use of Actos for a year or more increases the risk of bladder cancer. Further, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, the manufacturer of Actos, has now agreed to include bladder cancer to the list of possible hazards on the Actos medication labels.
For Texas personal injury attorneys Justin Martin and David Godsey, the news from federal regulators isn't good enough.
Texas Actos patients who have been subjected to a life-changing illness such as bladder cancer should have a voice in the case against pharmaceutical liability. Godsey-Martin, P.C. has successfully fought thousands of personal injury cases including product liability suits like those involving Actos and bladder cancer. We are currently working with clients on personal injury and product liability suits against Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals (the co-marketer of Actos).