Actos has been used by millions of people around the world. As a result, many people have suffered the negative side effects of the drug which may not only cause a lot of discomfort but may also be life threatening. What makes the situation worse is the fact that despite the manufacturers having knowledge of this, they have done little to reduce the side effects of the drug. They have also failed to sufficiently warn consumers of the dangers of using their products and thus many unsuspecting consumers are usually led to buy it without clearly knowing what they are getting themselves into. This is wrong ad a complete violation of your rights as a consumer and rights which you can enforce in a court of law.
Bladder Cancer and Actos: The Relationship
Studies have consistently linked Actos to increased chances of bladder cancer. This makes the drug very dangerous especially considering the effects that cancer can have in one’s life. It has been noted that patients who have taken the drug consistently over a prolonged period of time have exhibited signs of the cancer. This also applies t those who take it in high doses at a go.
Studies indicate that the resulting cancer is usually due to the fact that Actos usually works by controlling a person’s DNA transcription. This increases the chances of mutations in a person’s genes and increasing the chances having an abnormal multiplication of his or her cells. The starting point of the cancer is usually the epithelial lining of the bladder. When left uncontrolled, it usually spreads to other parts of the body, something which is life threatening.
Having bladder cancer as a result of use of Actos usually has various implications. There is first the mental anguish of realizing that you have cancer. There is also the fact that you will need a lot of money t cater for the medical expenses that will be necessary when seeking treatment for the cancer. There is also the fact that there is the risk of the cancer spreading and thus the chances of death. This can be very devastating. It may also drain you financially and thus ruining your future.
The cancer is also characterized by blood traces in the urine and pain when urinating. The discomfort may further be enhanced by the fact that your bladder may be exposed to harmful toxic wastes. All these factors will not only lower the quality of life that you live, but will also cost you a lot of money.
Effectively Enforcing Your Rights
The fact that you suffer from the devastating effects of Actos and the fact that the manufacturers have never issued a sufficient warning of the effects of the drug means that you are entitled to compensation. To successfully enforce your rights however, you need to act right now by contacting an Actos Lawyer so that we can enforce your guaranteed rights as a consumer.