Centralization in the Western District of Louisiana will serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just and efficient conduct of this litigation.
(PRWEB) January 05, 2012
The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose mission is to have its professional consumer advocates provide the public with important safety information regarding prescription medications by way of free online, informational resources, hereby alerts the public of an announcement that more than 100 different Actos bladder cancer lawsuits have been consolidated and assigned to a court in Louisiana.
This announcement, which was made by the federal Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, sent the lawsuits to the Western District of Louisiana, in Lafayette, to be overseen by U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty. The specific citation for this consolidated claim is hereby known as In Re: Actos Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2299, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana (Lafayette).
“Centralization in the Western District of Louisiana will serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just and efficient conduct of this litigation,” the panel ruled yesterday. These Actos bladder cancer lawsuits concern plaintiff consumers who used this medication, which is manufactured by the Japanese company known as Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. The plaintiffs claim that they began to use Actos to help treat their diabetes but that they developed bladder cancer as a result of taking this medication.
A consolidation of these Actos bladder cancer lawsuits will allow all of the claims involved to be heard and adjudicated at one time, and in general when legal matters like this one are consolidated they can lead to faster results. These Actos bladder cancer lawsuits also claim that the manufacturer of the medication withheld information regarding the risks of Actos side effects.
About the Consumer Justice Foundation
The Consumer Justice Foundation, whose Web site can be found at http://www.consumerjusticefoundation.com, is a for-profit organization that serves two purposes for consumers: (1) to provide educational information regarding the policies and procedures of large corporations and how they affect the average consumer; and (2) to provide news updates and resources that continue to update consumers regarding developments taken by corporations that include pharmaceutical drug companies, auto manufacturers and insurance companies so that consumers who have been harmed can use these informational resources to connect to an experienced professional who can help them. The team at the Consumer Justice Foundation is staffed by experienced and passionate consumer advocates whose mission is to raise the awareness of issues that could pose a risk of harm to those who may not otherwise be aware of the dangers they face.