use of the diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 03, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than Donald Shingleton who filed a lawsuit on Actos Problems. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
According to court documents, on April 25th, 2012, a West Virginia man, Donald Shingleton, filed the lawsuit “Shingleton et al v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc et al” in Louisiana Western District Court (case no. 6:2012cv01001) alleging he suffered bladder cancer after taking Actos for several years. Actos is a popular medication used to control Type 2 diabetes, manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Shingleton began taking Actos in 2005. He was diagnosed with bladder cancer and he alleges that because of his use of Actos over many years, he suffered severe, life-threatening injuries and fear of premature death.
Several Actos lawsuits have been filed in both state and federal courts and on December 29th, 2011, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) established an MDL (MDL 2299). U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty presides over approximately 150 cases. The new lawsuit is part of the MDL.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of Actos severe adverse events, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat from Actos remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
On June 15th, 2011, the U.S. FDA issued a safety announcement 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”. In 2011, Authorities in France and Germany banned sales of the drug after extensive research.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Actos lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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