The Consumer Justice Foundation Alerts the Public of the Setting of the First Hearing for Consolidated Federal Actos Cancer Bladder Lawsuits

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The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team is staffed by professional consumer advocates who provide free online educational resources for individuals concerning the risks associated with certain prescription medications and whose Web site URL can be found at http://www.sideeffectsrx.com, hereby alerts the public that the first hearing for the consolidated federal Actos bladder cancer lawsuits has been set by the presiding judge.

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide free online educational resources to consumers regarding the potential dangers of certain prescription medications, hereby alerts the public that the judge presiding over the consolidated federal Actos bladder cancer lawsuits has set the time and date for the first hearing with regards to this legal matter.

This initial Actos bladder cancer lawsuit hearing will be held on March 22, 2012, and it will be a status hearing that is meant to allow the parties to come together to share their progress towards both the preparation for trial and to discuss any possibility of a settlement. This hearing is the first tangible step made in a courtroom for the Actos bladder cancer lawsuit whose case title and number are as In Re: Actos Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2299, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana (Lafayette).

This consolidated Actos side effects lawsuit concerns approximately 150 individual claims filed against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, which is the manufacturer of Actos. Actos is a diabetes medication that is used to treat symptoms of that condition, but reports of Actos side effects that include bladder cancer have led to the drug being pulled off the market in France and in Germany and in the FDA issuing a warning regarding Actos side effects in the United States in 2010. Actos generated approximately $3.4 billion in revenue for Takeda during 2011.

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.

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