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Many people in Nashville, Tennessee and all across the country battle Type II diabetes and have problems related to their blood sugar levels. Medication, like Actos, was developed and produced to help with this type of problem. Unfortunately, Actos medication has been linked to dangerous side effects for many people across the country, as well as in Nashville. Symptoms include weight gain, cold like symptoms, respiratory problems and muscle pain. If you or someone you love has experienced injuries due to these side effects after taking Actos for diabetes, then you should speak to a Tennessee defective drug lawyer right away. They will hear your case and see to it that you get the compensation you need for the pain and suffering you have endured.

Have You or Someone You Know Suffered Injuries After Taking Actos?

The medication Actos makes the cells in the body more sensitive to insulin. This elevated sensitivity to insulin allows the sugar in the blood to pass through the body as opposed to staying in the blood and creating dangerous blood sugar levels.

What Side Effects Have People Taking Actos Experienced?

Some of the typical side effects linked to the taking of Actos include, but are not limited to:

  • Gaining weight over time
  • A sore throat
  • A runny nose
  • Upper respiratory infection signs
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pains
  • Mouth and tooth pain

When studies were performed with Actos, more women experienced an elevated risk of developing bone fractures to the hands, arms, and feet. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has also warned that Actos may be linked to congestive heart failure in some people. There has also been an elevated risk of bladder cancer when Actos is taken for a long period of time.

When was Actos Put on the Market?

Actos was brought onto the market in the late 1990′s and it soon became Takeda Pharmaceuticals most popular product. By the year 2008, Actos was the tenth most popular selling medication in the United States. Beginning in 2007, however, the first lawsuits were filed against the company for its risk of congestive heart failure and other related problems.

How can a Nashville Defective Drug Actos and Personal Injury Attorney at the Higgins Firm Help With My Claim?

If you or someone you care about has experienced dangerous side effects after taking the diabetes medication Actos, then we strongly recommend that you contact one of our experienced and compassionate Nashville defective drug Actos and personal injury attorneys immediately. At The Higgins Firm, we care about our clients and will hear your case. We will work with you and gather evidence such as medical records, insurance information, and more to help you make the best case possible for your claim. We will work hard to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve for what you have been through.

Contact us online or call us at 800-705-2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.

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