How to File an Actemra Claim
If you developed life-threatening heart, lung, stomach or pancreas injuries while taking rheumatoid arthritis drug Actemra (tocilizumab), you’re not alone. Nearly one million RA patients globally take this IL-6 inhibitor drug to ease inflammation and joint pain. Among these, hundreds of thousands filed adverse event reports detailing life-threatening side effects — including some which resulted in death. As a result, Actemra claim litigation is now underway against the drug’s manufacturer, Roche, and its subsidiary company, Genentech.
Roche petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2008 to rush its new arthritis drug to market. That’s because it supposedly didn’t carry the same cardiovascular, GI tract, lung and pancreas damage risks as other competitor drugs. However, studies (including a STAT analysis involving over 500,000 rheumatoid arthritis drug side effect reports) prove those assumptions were wrong. Many patients reported debilitating side effects to the FDA, and over 1,100 individuals died shortly after taking Actemra since 2010.
Who’s Eligible to File an Actemra Claim?
If you or a loved one suffered severe health complications while taking this immunosuppressant drug, file your Actemra claim now. Don’t wait, because there’s a filing deadline in your state that’s legally dictated by something called the “statute of limitations.” Besides, filing an Actemra claim is easy, and we can pre-qualify your case eligibility online in less than two minutes. You’ll have to answer just a few simple questions, including:
- Did you take Actemra?
- Were you then diagnosed with any of the following conditions:
- Heart failure
- Heart attack
- Interstitial lung disease
- Gastrointestinal perforation
Once we know which complication belongs in your Actemra claim, we’ll ask for your basic contact information and current location. We use that information to match you with an experienced local attorney for a free legal consultation about your Actemra claim. Your attorney will call to review your potential compensation options, but taking the next step is entirely up to you.
Why You Need An Actemra Attorney Representing Your Case
Before filing your Actemra claim, understand that legal representation is vital for winning your case. A qualified Actemra attorney can help ensure you get the most compensation you’re rightfully owed for your pain and suffering. When you face global pharmaceutical companies like Roche in court, you want an experienced lawyer to fight for your rights. An attorney can provide expert witnesses to testify for your case and file all necessary Actemra claim paperwork for you.
Money Isn’t the Only Reason to File an Actemra Claim
It’s important to hold large pharmaceutical companies responsible for warning consumers about the risks involved while taking their prescription medications. Strict product liability laws hold companies responsible for failing to provide patients with adequate warnings about known side effect risks. Patients currently suing Roche list failure to warn and negligence, among other Actemra claim allegations. Despite thousands of adverse event reports, Roche refuses to update Actemra’s warning label to accurately reflect these associated health risks. Medical study results should provide ample evidence to support these Actemra claim accusations when juries hear these cases at trial.
Competitor rheumatoid arthritis drugs like Humira, Enbrel and Remicade all feature prominent warning labels listing these known associated health risks. Omitting comparable, potentially fatal side effect risks from Actemra’s warning label likely constitutes negligence on Roche’s part. Don’t feel feel guilty about holding companies accountable for failing to disclose information that helps consumers make informed healthcare choices. If you developed a potentially fatal health complication, you must file an Actemra claim to qualify for a cash settlement. Don’t wait — filing your claim may prevent other patients from unknowingly suffering the same Actemra side effects that injured you.
Check eligibility for compensation.
If you or a loved one experienced GI perforation, pancreatitis, interstitial lung disease or heart damage while taking Actemra, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. Request your free case evaluation now to see if you may qualify.