(PRWEB) October 15, 2012
The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team of professional consumer advocates is dedicated to providing free online informational resources to consumers regarding the potential dangers of using certain prescription medications, hereby reports that an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit has been filed in California that alleges that Takeda Pharmaceuticals, its subsidiaries and Eli Lilly were negligent in the design and marketing of the medication.
Specifically, the lawsuit was filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court and it was a bundled complaint that combined the claims of all 14 plaintiffs who are parties to the action. The claim was assigned a case number of BC-492184, and it seeks compensatory damages for the plaintiffs to cover several different forms of loss including medical costs and pain and suffering that was allegedly caused by using the diabetes medication Actos.
According to court documents, the plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Takeda Pharmaceuticals and the other defendants either knew or should have known about the potential dangers regarding the prolonged use of Actos that included the possibility of developing bladder cancer. Each of the plaintiffs in this action did in fact develop this disease, and each is claiming that they were diagnosed with bladder cancer because of their use of Actos.
Actos is a medication that has been in use for several years by diabetics across the United States, and in August of 2011 the Food and Drug Administration issued what is known as a Drug Safety Communication that stated that the labels of Actos had been updated to include the warning regarding the possibility of developing bladder cancer for patients who used Actos for more than one year.
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.