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Actos ® Injury Attorneys / Lawyers:

Actos® (pioglitazone, also marketed and sold in the United States as Actoplus Met®, and Duetact®) is a newer drug of the class thiazolidinedione.

We are particularly interested in speaking to you if you or a loved one have taken Actos® or a related drug and suffered:

·         Bladder Cancer

·         Heart Attack

·         Heart Failure

·         Stroke

·         Other irregular Cancers or Heart Related Health Events

Facts about pioglitazone:

Pioglitazone is sold as a single-ingredient product under the brand-name Actos®.   This drug is also sold in combination with metformin, (Actoplus Met®, Actoplus Met XR®) and glimepiride (Duetact®).

This drug is used along with diet and exercise to improve control of blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Millions of patients have filled a prescription for a pioglitazone-containing drug from outpatient retail pharmacies.

In August, 2007, the FDA issued an alert highlighting important revisions to the prescribing information for Actos®, including a new boxed warning and revisions to the warnings, precautions, and contraindications. 

There are many side effects associated with the use of Actos®.

Adverse effects for which immediate medical attention should be sought include, but are not limited to:

·            chest tightness or pain                             

·            irregular breathing, troubled breathing, or shortness of breath

·            wheezing

·            extreme fatigue

·            irregular heartbeat

·            dilated neck veins

·            swelling of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs

·            decreased urine output

·            dental problems / problems with teeth

·            weight gain

The above issues primarily relate to potential side effects of this drug that may involve cardiovascular health issues.

On June 9, 2011 the French Agency for the Safety of Health Products noted this drug’s high risk of bladder cancer.

On June 10th, 2011 Germany's Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices also warned doctors not to prescribe the medication until further investigation of the cancer risk had been completed.

On June 15, 2011 the U.S. FDA announced that pioglitazone use for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.  The FDA further stated that the information about this risk will be added to the Warnings and Precautions section of the label for pioglitazone-containing medications.

The patient Medication Guide for these medicines will also be revised to include information on the risk of bladder cancer.

We are particularly interested in speaking to you if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Bladder Cancer, a Heart Attack, Heart Failure, and/or suffered a Stroke after taking Actos®. 

If you or a loved one has been injured or is deceased as a result of taking Actos ® or another diabetes medication, you may be entitled to compensation. 

Contact a pharmaceutical injury lawyer / attorney for a free evaluation of your case.  We would like to hear from you as soon as possible. Delay may cause you to lose your legal rights forever due to the applicable statute of limitations for your area.

Never stop taking any medication without consultation with your physician;  always follow carefully the directions of your licensed physician. 


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About Us

The Mulligan Law Firm is a national law firm located in Dallas, Texas, providing information and resources for injured individuals and their families in all 50 states. The firm has successfully resolved over $600,000,000 in claims for its clients since 1995. 

The Mulligan Law Firm is currently investigating injury claims involving Actos® and its possible role in Bladder Cancer and Heart Related Health Issues. 

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured after taking Actos® and/or a related drug, it is important that you consult with a legal professional immediately. The Mulligan Firm’s lawyers are standing by to help you. 

You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. We take all cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you do not pay for our services unless you receive an award or compensation. Do not delay, as your rights and compensation may be lost forever if you wait. 

If you are not sure or need additional help, please fill out our form on this website or call us for help at 1-866-LAW-0001 (1-866-529-0001) or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

In all personal injury cases, it is extremely important that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, to investigate the case in question, and to enable physicians, attorneys, or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries.   

If you or a loved one or friend is injured and may have a potential legal claim, call The Mulligan Law Firm now at 1-866-LAW-0001.  

The initial consultation is FREE of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds.   

You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.   

Do not delay!   

If you delay, and the statute of limitations time period expires, you may lose all your rights to file any claim for compensation of any kind.  

If you are not sure or need additional help, please fill out our form on this website or call us for help at 1-866-LAW-0001 (1-866-529-0001) or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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A member of our firm will call you as soon as possible to help you determine the possibility of filing a potential claim. 

 


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