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Florida Actos Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Actos Lawsuit Lawyers

Did you take actos for 1 year or longer? Were you diagnosed with bladder cancer?

You may have a lawsuit against the manufacturers of Actos.

Actos is a medication taken by Type II  ( adult onset ) diabetics to control their insulin production. Actos lawsuits are being filed for victims of bladder cancer from Actos.

Actos Lawsuit Overview

Actos lawsuits  allege  that long-term use of this  Type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer . These continue to move forward in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana. According to court documents, the proceeding’s next Case Management Conference will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. (In re: Actos Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2299)

Actos Multi District Litigation

According to court documents Actos litigation involving bladder cancer lawsuits mounted up shortly after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned in June 2011 that use of the drug for 12 months or more had been associated with an increased risk of the disease. At that time, the FDA ordered Takeda Pharmaceuticals to add new warnings to the Actos label about its potential to cause bladder cancer.
Court filings indicate that more than 2,500 Actos lawsuits are now pending in the Western District of Louisiana, where the first case will go to trial in January. Plaintiffs in Actos lawsuits allege that Takeda Pharmaceuticals and other defendants concealed knowledge that the medication could increase a person’s chances of developing bladder cancer, and failed to provide adequate warnings about that risk to the public and medical community.
On the state level, two Actos claims involving bladder cancer allegations have already gone to trial. Last month, a Maryland State Court jury awarded $1.7 million to the family of a man who died of bladder cancer following long-term use of Actos. However, according to court records, the judge presiding over the trial tossed out the verdict because the jury also found that the decedent’s decades-long smoking habit contributed to the development of the disease. (An v. Nieberlein, 24-C12003565, Circuit Court for the City of Baltimore, State of Maryland.)
This past April, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded $6.5 million to a plaintiff who developed bladder cancer following four years of Actos use. However, the plaintiff is currently appealing a decision by the judge overseeing the case to grant Takeda Pharmaceuticals’ request to set aside the verdict. (Cooper v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc., CGC-12-518535, California Superior Court)
Long-term users of Actos ( over 2 years ) who have been diagnosed with bladder cancer may be eligible to file an Actos lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

Can I File An Actos Lawsuit?

1. You must have taken Actos for over one year

2. You must have a confirmed diagnosis of bladder cancer

3. You must have no prior medical history of baldder cancer prior to taking Actos

I Have Heard Actos Can Cause Bladder Cancer? Is That True? How Do I File An Actos Lawsuit

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Actos Lawsuit Lawyers, Drug Warnings

Actos does have warnings for bladder cancer with use for extended periods of time. Actos lawyers are filing lawsuits for people who have developed bladder cancer as a part of a multi district litigation.

FDA Warnings For Actos and Bladder Cancer

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Update to ongoing safety review of Actos (pioglitazone) and increased risk of bladder cancer

Actos Bladder Cancer Safety Announcement

[6-15-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that use of the diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. Information about this risk will be added to the Warnings and Precautions section of the label for pioglitazone-containing medicines.

Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

Actos lawsuits are being  filed on behalf of type II diabetics who developed bladder cancer from long-term use of the  drug Actos. These lawsuits continue to move forward in a multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana. More than 2,500 Actos bladder cancer lawsuits are currently pending in the Western District of Louisiana, where the first trials are scheduled to begin in January.

Actos Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2299

If you believe you, a loved one or someone you are a caregiver for has gotten bladder cancer and has been on Actos call and speak to an Actos lawyer today. There must be a confirmed diagnosis of bladder cancer to be added to the lawsuit.

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