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Actos Injury in New York City

Side Effects of Actos and Bringing a Claim

Actos, a prescription pill for diabetes known as pioglitazone, was introduced to the market in the late 1990s. It belongs to a class of drugs called thiazolidinediones that lower blood glucose levels and therefore raise the body’s sensitivity to insulin. This reduction in blood glucose levels is vital for people suffering from Type-2 diabetes. Actos has been prescribed to millions of diabetic patients suffering from Type-2 diabetes as a solution and an aid in living normal lives. Recent studies, however, have shown that the use of Actos may have devastating and life-threatening side effects such bladder cancer, heart attacks, anemia, myalgia and more.

FDA Requires Warnings Regarding Risks Posed By Actos

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a statement requiring the manufacturers of this drug to immediately include a black box warning on every Actos package. In addition, the FDA has further released alerts to warn patients of the dangers and side effects associated with the use of Actos.

Presently, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of pending lawsuits by innocent victims of the side effects caused by the use of the Actos drug on which they relied to ensure prolonged living. Every day, another innocent person falls victim to the side effects of Actos.

Millions Recovered For Our Clients

If you have been prescribed Actos and are experiencing negative side effects, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering. Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, is a law firm specializing in the pursuit of justice. Our goal is to ensure that innocent victims of the wrongdoings of large corporations are compensated for the pain and injuries they sustain. Our record of positive results for our clients has earned us recognition, such as being named as members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

The defective drug lawyers at Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, want to help! Contact us today at (888) 244-9465 for a free lawsuit evaluation.

Our Results Speak for Themselves

Millions of Dollars Recovered for the Injured
  • Slip & Fall $11 Million

    A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to plat the instrument.

  • Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million

    Our client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back.

  • Bus Accident $2.1 Million

    A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of our client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.

  • Pedestrian Accident $2 Million

    Our client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.

  • Car Accident $1.7 Million

    Our client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.

  • Truck Accident $1.5 Million

    Our client, a 37 year old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed our client cut him off.

  • Car Accident $1.25 Million

    Our client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours. In the accident, the plaintiff suffered multiple fractures, which required surgery.

  • Slip & Fall $1.2 Million

    Our client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back.

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Why Hire Paris & Chaikin, PLLC?

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  • Concierge-Level Service

    Our commitment to taking care of our clients is unrivalled. We even offer a luxury car service to take clients to and from our office.

  • Maximum Recovery

    Our legal team not only strives for victory, but also takes every conceivable step to maximize your recovery in the process.

  • Access to Experts

    We hire the best in the field and work with top experts, specialists and investigators to fight for the recovery that you deserve. 

  • Individualized Legal Care

    We are committed to providing you with undivided attention & to tailoring our approach to the needs of your case.

  • Client-Centered Approach

    For our firm, it is not about the money - we take profound joy in helping you get the justice that you deserve.

  • A Proven Record of Results

    Our fearless attorneys are not afraid to go to trial & have recovered millions of dollars in recoveries for injured clients. 

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