Ruling in Actos MDL Side Effects Lawsuit Could Allow Future Plaintiffs to Join Existing Action at a Faster Rate, the Consumer Justice Foundation Reports

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The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose Web site URL can be found at, is a team of professional consumer advocates whose mission is alerting the public to the potential problems with using certain prescription medications. They do so by providing free online educational resources that provide insight into potential issues that could arise. The CJF hereby alerts the public to a ruling made in the ongoing Actos Multi-District Litigation Side Effects lawsuit that would allow additional plaintiffs to immediately join the lawsuit instead of having to go through local courts before transferring into this case.

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team of professional consumer advocates provide free online educational resources regarding the potential dangers of certain prescription medications, hereby alerts the public of a recent ruling in the existing Actos MDL side effects lawsuit that would allow additional plaintiffs to join this action at a faster rate.

Specifically, the ruling was made by United States District Judge Rebecca Doherty, who is overseeing the Actos MDL side effects lawsuit known officially as In Re: Actos Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2299, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana (Lafayette). Judge Doherty issued a ruling known as a direct-filing order for any new claims. This ruling will allow anyone filing an Actos side effects lawsuit to do so directly to the MDL without first having to file a case in local court and waiting for it to be transferred to the federal court by judicial order.

Signing this order will expedite future Actos side effects lawsuits as it will eliminate a procedural step that was to this point required of anyone who felt that he or she had suffered from Actos side effects as a result of using this diabetes medication and who wanted to file a legal action in response. To date, more than 10,000 individual Actos side effects actions have been filed.

Actos is a prescription medication that is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceutical and it has been the target of Actos side effects lawsuits because of alleged complications that developed in patients who had used this medication. Specifically, the plaintiffs in this ongoing Actos MDL lawsuit allege that they have suffered Actos side effects that include bladder cancer and heart problems.

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The Consumer Justice Foundation, whose Web site can be found at, 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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