If You Have Been Diagnosed with Bladder Cancer after Taking the Drug Actos, the Approaching Statute of Limitations May Bar You from Ever Receiving Compensation
With all potential litigation, there are rules that govern the time period in which a cause of action must be filed against the alleged wrongdoer. Research has indicated that the diabetes drug Actos may increase the risk of bladder cancer. While no cause or relationship has been determined between Actos and bladder cancer, a high number of scientific studies have noted a disproportionately high rate of bladder cancer among Actos users.
Many law firms and experts around the country are investigating potential Actos claims, and if you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer and believe it may be related to the use of the drug Actos, time limits to commence an investigation of potential legal action are time sensitive. If your claim is not properly investigated and filed within the statute of limitations guidelines, you may be forever barred and may waive your right to a day in court.
In most drug injury cases, the court rules that the statute of limitations begins after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues a press release noting the dangers of the drug to the public. Regarding the potential hazards presented by Actos, the FDA went public in June of 2011 and therefore, we are continuing to promptly evaluate and investigate cases involving Actos usage and bladder cancer.
The Actos lawyers of Reiff & Bily believe that there is a possibility that defense counsel for the pharmaceutical company may argue that June 15, 2012 was a statute trigger date for those “who knew or should have known” of a potential issue with Actos. In most drug industry cases, the victim may have taken the dangerous drug for many years before the risk became known to the public. The defendants, defense counsel, and many manufacturers have been arguing that the statute of limitations should not be lengthened in many pharmaceutical cases. Therefore, if you wish to maximize your chances of recovery, it is urged that you contact a skilled and experienced defective drug injury lawyer who can provide the best legal advice necessary to properly protect your interests.