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Actos National Class Action


A Canada-wide class action settlement has been reached in the Canadian Actos/Pioglitazone class actions.

For more details, please read the below Notice (in PDF) or visit the Settlement Administration website 

Notice of Settlement Approval – English

Notice of Settlement Approval – French

Court Order – 2021 Settlement Approval Order

Please contact Merchant Law Group LLP at 1-866-982-7777 or email us at with your full contact information, and our law firm will call you to arrange for a confidential consultation with one of our Actos lawyers. There is no fee for this consultation.


General Background Information – Actos Class Action Lawsuit [2019 Update]

Actos is an anti-diabetic drug prescribed to decrease blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Actos Increases the Risk of Bladder Cancer

Actos was approved for sale in Canada in 2000 to control blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes.  In 2012, Health Canada issued a warning that the use of Actos may be linked to bladder cancer. A ten-year observational study found that there may be a 40 percent increased risk of bladder cancer for people who have taken Actos for more than one year.


Are You Eligible for Compensation?

If you have taken Actos and developed bladder cancer, you may be eligible for compensation, if you apply before the Claims Deadline under this class action settlement.

Compensation may also be available for the family and estate of a deceased person who used Actos and experienced bladder cancer.

Please email with your full contact information, and our law firm will call you to arrange for a confidential consultation with one of our Actos lawyers. There is no fee for this consultation. 


The Start and Spread of Bladder Cancer

Most bladder cancers start in the inner lining of the bladder, as the cancer grows into or through the other layers in the bladder wall, it becomes more advanced and can be harder to treat and eventually spreading to nearby lymph nodes or other parts of the body.


Symptoms and Signs

Blood in the urine (called hematuria) is commonly the first sign of bladder cancer. Sometimes, there is enough blood to change the color of the urine to orange, pink, or, less often, darker red. Ask a doctor for a urinalysis if you happen to have blood in your urine. Blood can appear with a person without bladder cancer however if blood reappears you have a HIGH risk of having bladder cancer.

Bladder cancer also causes changes in urination such as:

  • Having to urinate more frequently
  • Pain or burning sensation while urinating
  • Feeling the urge to go when bladder isn’t full
  • Having troubles urinating or a weak urine stream

Merchant Law Group LLP has twelve offices across Canada and are well-known for pursuing class action lawsuits in Canada including regarding past class action settlements regarding Maple Leaf, Celebrex, Vioxx, Residential Schools and various other cases.




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