Actos® Attorneys JacksonvilleFDA Recall, Warning or Action: The pharmaceutical company revised the prescribing information, installed a new package warning, and updated existing warnings, precautions and contraindications to emphasize that pioglitazone may cause or exacerbate heart failure, particularly in certain patient populations.Numerous prescription medications have been removed from pharmacies after a multitude of cases of dangerous side effects were noted. In-house team members regularly monitor the favorable decisions issued by state and federal courts for claims involving harmful medications and failed medical product companies. In some incidences, the manufacturer or distributor may have taken actions to recall the medical product, or to label the product with adequate instructions or warnings. Surprising, there are still situations where drug companies choose not to tell consumers or their healthcare provider that a potential problem exists.Side Effects of Actos® UseActos® is one of a class of drugs called thiazolidinediones that are used to treat patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Actos® works by decreasing the body’s resistance to insulin, thus helping to control blood sugar levels. A new study from the American Diabetes Association indicates that patients who use the drug are three to six times more likely to suffer macular edema than those who do not take these drugs. Other possible effects and negative patient outcomes include:Bladder CancerHeart AttackLiver FailureStrokeCongestive Heart FailureLoss of Vision or BlindnessNOTE: A recent Northern California study of 193,000 diabetic patients with Type 2 diabetes found that diabetics who took Actos had a 40% higher risk of developing bladder cancer than a control group.Our attorneys can document and quantify your injuries for compensation of medical expenses, hospital bills, lost income, pain and suffering, future healthcare costs and any permanent injuries. If you or a loved one was injured or died due to a dangerous drug or failed medical device, defending your rights does not have to be an uphill battle. Contact a liability lawyer at 904-251-1111 or 1-800-251-1111; or use this website’s Do I Have A Case form for a prompt response.