Judge In Multi-District Actos Side Effects Lawsuit Issues Order that Could Give New Plaintiffs More Time to File Claims, the Consumer Justice Foundation Report

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The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team of professional consumer advocates provides free online informational resources regarding the potential dangers of using certain prescription medications, has a Web site that is located at the URL of http://www.sideeffectsrx.com. The Consumer Justice Foundation hereby alerts the public that the judge overseeing the multi-district Actos side effects lawsuit has recently issued an order that could provide potentially new plaintiffs more time to become involved in this consolidated case.

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team of professional consumer advocates provide the public with information regarding the potential dangers of using certain prescription medications, hereby reports that the judge who is overseeing the multi-district Actos side effects lawsuit has recently issued a ruling that could provide more time for those who may be affected in a negative way as a result of using this medication.

Specifically, the Actos side effects lawsuit case at issue is officially known as In Re: Actos Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2299, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana (Lafayette). The case is being overseen by Judge Rebecca Doherty. According to court documents, Judge Doherty issued a ruling on July 13, 2012 known as a scheduling order. This scheduling order stated that the first Actos side effects trial will be held in November of 2014.

According to the court documents associated with this multi-district litigation, plaintiffs involved in this Actos side effects lawsuit are alleging that they used Actos to help them treat the symptoms of diabetes in recent years and that as a result of using Actos they allegedly were diagnosed with bladder cancer. Plaintiffs involved in this litigation are seeking compensatory damages.

The fact that the scheduling order was issued and that it allows for two more years before the first Actos side effects trial begins means that those who may have used Actos and who have yet to be diagnosed with an alleged Actos side effect will still have time to become involved with this lawsuit if they feel the need to do so.

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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