There are many different dangerous side effects caused by that taking of the diabetes medication Actos including Kidney failure, hear disease including heart attacks and bladder cancer from Actos.
Every case has what is known as a timely filing deadline. What this means is that you have a certain amount of time to file the case. If the case is not filed within the set period of time then you are prohibited from bringing forward your claim. Actos injury lawsuits must be filed within 1 to 2 years from the date of notice. This time period depends on your state.
Notice refers to when you had knowledge of the injury. For example if you started taking Actos in 2007 and were diagnosed with bladder cancer or kidney failure in 2010, you would have 2 years from your diagnosis. However, in certain cases patients are not told of the cause of the injury. Many patients are unaware that the cause of the bladder cancer or kidney failure is a result of taking Actos. In such cases it is possible to argue around the certain timing issues relating to your claim.
Today numerous commercials are informing takers of Actos to seek legal representation for their injuries. Many times Actos users are unaware that their medical issues are a result of taking the drug. And only after watching the TV commercials to they inquire into this matter. In such cases it is likely that there was no notice and the statute would be “tolled”. Tolling of a statute occurs when there are certain circumstances that prohibit invoking your rights. Lack of knowledge would be considered tolling factor, so long as it was reasonable.
Often times physicians, doctors and hospitals cannot diagnose the root cause of your injury. This can be due to lack of medical history knowledge or other factors. In such users of Actos can toll the filing deadlines and still bring forward a cause of action for their injuries.
It is not advisable to join a class action lawsuit for Actos. The reason being that you may limit your individual recovery. Class action lawsuits pay each member of the class equally regardless of the extent of their injuries. Thus a member of the class who is suffering from stage-five kidney failure and one with less to minimal injuries may be awarded the same amount. Additionally, class action lawsuits fail to take into consideration your individual needs. Many Actos users may require long-term health care, which should be considered in any settlement offer.
Actos claims can range in value depending on the type and category of injury. Each claim must be assessed and evaluated in order to determine the treatment and care needed to deal with the injury. For example Actos kidney failure claims will likley be based on the severity of the renal failure, the cost of rehabilitation, necessity of transplant,as well as several other factors. To better understand the value of your Actos claim contact our offices for a free consultation. Our Los Angeles Actos injury lawyers are here to help.
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