Actos Side Effects Lawsuit Filed Against Takeda Pharmaceutical; Will Join Existing MDL Regarding Actos Bladder Cancer Allegations, Consumer Justice Foundation Reports

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The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose Web site URL can be found at http://www.sideeffectsrx.com, is a team of consumer advocates who provide free online educational resources that are designed to inform consumers regarding the potential risks regarding the use of certain prescription medications. The CJF hereby reports that another Actos side effects lawsuit has been filed, and this individual claim will become part of the MDL, or multi-district litigation, that already exists with regards to the alleged development of bladder cancer in patients who have used Actos.

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team of professional consumer advocates provide free online informational resources for consumers regarding the potential dangers of using certain prescription medications, hereby alerts the public that another Actos side effects lawsuit has been filed against Takeda Pharmaceutical, the manufacturer of this medication. This individual Actos bladder cancer lawsuit will now become part of the existing MDL regarding Actos.

Specifically, the latest Actos side effects lawsuit that was filed was initiated on April 25, 2012. The plaintiff, Donald Shingleton of West Virginia, filed a lawsuit in Louisiana Western District Court (case no. 6:2012cv01001) alleging he suffered bladder cancer after taking Actos for several years beginning in 2005.

The plaintiff began using Actos to treat his type 2 diabetes, which is what the drug has been used for since its approval for sale in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration. He alleges that his use of Actos led to his bladder cancer diagnosis, and he is seeking damages compensating him for his injuries and for his emotional distress.

The case will now become part of the existing MDL for Actos. This multi-district litigation was initiated 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. This Actos MDL remains open for additional individual claims that could be filed.

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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