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Injury Lawyer Network Launches Actos Helpline for Diabetics

Written by Auto Accident. Posted in Accidents Injuries Wrongful Death

Injury Lawyer Network has launched a Helpline for Diabetics effected by the Drug Actos.ACTOS is a prescription drug used with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose) control in adults with type 2 diabetes. ACTOS is not for patients with type 1 "juvenile" diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. According to Lisa Spitzer Msw"It is  impossible  for a  patient to  assess the safety of a drug before taking it.".  Helpless and vulnerable patients rely on others such as drug manufacturers,physicians and pharmacists to help  make the right decision regarding  the medications they take". While many drugs do what they are intended to do and help relieve symptoms improve  quality of life, some drugs are defective and dangerous".  Patients trust the physicians and when a "good" drug turns bad they do not know where to turn. The Actos helpline offers support, assistence and connection to an actos lawyer. " Patients need to know their rights and that if they have suffered injuries, or a loved one has died, because of a defective or dangerous drug they  may be entitled to damages""Some groups have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than others. Type 2 diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, as well as the aged population." According to Spitzer "caregivers must step up to assist their patents who are affected by actos" "Being the primary caregiver for a person who has diabetes can take an emotional toll. A diabetics' caregiver may be the one taking ownership of his or her loved one's diabetes if the person with diabetes doesn't or can't." "There may be feelings of guilt,that is why they must step up on behalf of their patients and loved ones to protect them" Injury lawyers Helpline for Actos and Diabetics and their caregivers offers support as well as a complete legal team experienced in this litigation. The actos lawyers understand the emotional and medical issues surrounding diabetics and the bad drug actos (pioglitazone).

 

Type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose), your body's main source of fuel.

 Insulin is a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells.With type 2 diabetes, your body either resists the positive effects of insulin or doesn't produce enough insulin to maintain a normal glucose level. Untreated, type 2 diabetes can be life-threatening.                                                                                                                                                                                     Complications of Diabetes                                                                                                                                                         Diabetes can lead to high blood sugar levels, a condition called hyperglycemia. Over a long period of time, hyperglycemia damages the retina of the eye, the kidneys, the nerves, and the blood vessels.

  •     Damage to the retina from diabetes (diabetic retinopathy) is a leading cause of blindness.
  •     Damage to the kidneys from diabetes (diabetic nephropathy) is a leading cause of kidney failure.
  •     Damage to the nerves from diabetes (diabetic neuropathy) is a leading cause of foot wounds and ulcers, which  frequently lead to foot and leg amputations.
  •     Damage to the nerves in the autonomic nervous system can lead to paralysis of the stomach (gastroparesis), chronic diarrhea, and an inability to control heart rate and blood pressure during postural changes.
  •     Diabetes accelerates atherosclerosis, (the formation of fatty plaques inside the arteries), which can lead to blockages or a clot (thrombus). Such changes can then lead to heart attack, stroke, and decreased circulation in the arms and legs (peripheral vascular disease).

Actos & AvandiaIf you or a loved one is experiencing the side efffects of the diabetes drug actos call and speak to an actos lawyer today 1 877 522 2123. Current warnings show actos may cause bladder cancer with long term use.

 

 

 

As of June 10, 2011 doctors in France and Germany have been instructed not to proscribe the drug Actos to their patients and the drug Actos has actually been removed from pharmacy shelves. The reason for these actions is because recent studies have shown that an patients who use the drug Actos to treat their Type 2 Diabetes by using Actos are more likely to contract bladder cancer.
What makes this fact more difficult to accept is that it appears that the incidence of Bladder Cancer in people using the drug Actos, was known to the drug manufacturer Takeda, Inc. in the clinical trials  However, even though, Takeda, Inc. apparently knew that the drug Actos would cause bladder cancer, it still marketed and sold  2.3 million prescriptions for the drug Actos in the United States in one year alone. 2010.   The active ingredient in Actos, Pioglitazone, is also used in ActoPlus met, ActoPlus met XR and Duetac to treat Type 2 Diabetes.
On June 15, 2011, the FDA issued an urgent health warning to users and prescribers of the drug Actos acknowledging the recent statistical data that shows up to a 40% increase in risk for bladder cancer in users of Actos. The studies further show that the risk of bladder cancer increases with higher dosages and longer courses of treatment with Actos.
After the health warning was issued the FDA will now require that these recent findings and risks be included in warnings attached to the drug packaging and future marketing materials. The FDA is also going to continue monitor the data being released by various ongoing studies into the long term health effects of Actos (Pioglitazone).  In the meantime, Actos remains available to consumers in the United States despite these newfound risks.

 

Injury Lawyer Networks Actos lawyers are able to immediately reivew your potential claim to let you know if you are possibly due recovery for injuries to your bladder or heart                  Call 1 877 522-2123

 

Compensation for Actos Injuries

If you or a loved one has been injured by taking Actos, you may be entitled to compensation including:

·      Medical expenses

·      Future medical expenses

·      Lost income

·      Future lost income

·      Lost earning capacity

·      Pain and suffering

·      Loss of enjoyment of life

·      Loss of consortium

·      Emotional anguish

·      Wrongful death

Possible signs or symptoms of Actos bladder cancer may include:
Blood in the Urine
Pain During Urination
Frequent Urination
Feeling of Need to Urinate Without Results

A similar drug, Avandia, has already been removed from the market after being linked to an increased risk of heart attacks. In fact, Actos and Avandia are the only two drugs in their class, called thiazolidinediones, and work in very similar ways. in a study released August 24, 2010 Actos was found to have the same dangerous side effects as Avandia.  So it appears that Actos may cause heart disease and heart attacks.

Compensation for Actos Injuries

If you or a loved one has been injured by taking Actos, you may be entitled to compensation including:

·      Medical expenses

·      Future medical expenses

·      Lost income

·      Future lost income

·      Lost earning capacity

·      Pain and suffering

·      Loss of enjoyment of life

·      Loss of consortium

·      Emotional anguish

·      Wrongful death

 

Injury Lawyer Network has Actos Lawyers ready to help you in:Alabama, Al, Alaska, Arizona, Az Scottsdale, Arkansas, California, Ca, Colorado, Co, Connecticut, Conn, Delaware, De, D.C., Florida, Fl, Georgia, Ga, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Ill, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, La, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mass, Michigan, Mi, Minnesota, Minn, Mississippi, Ms, Missouri, Mo, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Nv, New Hampshire, New Jersey, N.J., New Mexico. N.M, New York, N.Y, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island Westchester, North Carolina, North Dakota N.C, Ohio, Oh, Oklahoma, Ok, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Pa, Rhode Island, RI, South Carolina, S.C, South Dakota, S.D, Tennessee, Tenn, Texas, TX, Utah, Ut, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wa, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

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