Staying Alive: The Negative Effects of Actos

To be told that you have cancer is one of the most horrifying statements ever heard. If you were being hunted down by a mercenary or something, there is someone directly to blame – there is someone to stop. Cancer is hardly ever the same case. It involves cells that do not behave the same way other cells do; these are insidious cells that dare to be alive, killing everything else. Usually, there is no one to blame. Usually, yes, but not always.

Such is the case of bladder cancer caused by Actos. Actos is a drug used to treat people with Type 2 diabetes (or ‘non-insulin dependent diabetes’) and is sometimes referred to as being a safer alternative to that of another drug of a similar nature, Avandia. According to the website of Williams Kherkher, however, there has been recent news that links bladder cancer as having developed due to the intake of this defective drug. A severe side effect such as this cannot be simply brushed off as the consequences of cancer are quite life-altering and require action.

If you or someone you know is currently in this situation, you might be asking yourselves: what can you do about it?

You can hold the people responsible as accountable for this additional grievance on your life. And yes, though cancer is sometimes sudden and due to nothing at all, sometimes there is a party to blame – and this is one of those times. Cancer is an expensive disease to treat, depending on if you were fortunate enough to have had the cancer detected while it was still highly treatable, and bladder cancer has a higher risk of recurrence, which is why survivors of this disease often get themselves regularly checked just in case.

If your cancer was caused by the taking of Actos then you might be eligible to receive compensation for the damage that the drug has done upon your person.