A medical malpractice lawyer recently helped his client submit a lawsuit in Pennsylvania District Court after the use of a common diabetes medication called Actos led to bladder cancer. According to sources, the plaintiff’s wife is also involved in the suit. Both are seeking compensation for financial losses and emotional distress.
The complaint was filed on January 22 and the husband reported that he began taking the prescription drug in 2002 after he was recommended to do so by his doctor. Just two years later, he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. He purportedly underwent surgery to treat his illness. The plaintiff claimed that he still has physical pain and permanent injuries as a result of going under the knife, even though he is currently cancer-free.
To this day, his lawyer says that he must take medication and be monitored if his client wants to stay in remission.
A study conducted over a period of three years that was published in 2005 concluded that men and women who take Actos have an increased chance of being diagnosed with bladder cancer. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) corroborated this finding, reporting that taking the drug dramatically boosts a person’s risk for the disease. Despite the fact that this warning was on the Actos’ label, the plaintiff claimed that the warning was too late.
It is unclear how much the couple is suing for.
If you or your loved one has died or gotten sick from a specific medicine, then consider scheduling a consultation with medical malpractice lawyers in Philadelphia. These experienced and locally based professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages you may be entitled to.