Twelve People File Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit in Los Angeles Alleging Manufacturer Misled Public Regarding Risks, the Consumer Justice Foundation Reports

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The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team of professional consumer advocates provide free online information regarding the potential risks of using certain prescription drugs, has a Web site URL that is located at http://www.sideeffectsrx.com. The CJF hereby alerts the public that 12 people have filed an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit in Los Angeles that alleges that the manufacturer of the medication misled the public with regards to the risks involved with using this diabetes medication.

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation that has a mission of providing free online informational resources regarding the potential dangers of using certain prescription medications, hereby alerts the public of a new Actos bladder cancer lawsuit that was filed in Los Angeles that alleges that the manufacturer of this diabetes medication misled the public with regards to the dangers of using Actos.

The lawsuit was filed against manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals and subsidiaries, as well as Eli Lilly, which collaborated with Takeda regarding the marketing of Actos in the United States. The case was filed on August 14, 2012 in Los Angeles Superior Court and it was assigned a case number of BC-490188. The complaint was filed by 12 plaintiffs who claim to have been diagnosed with bladder cancer as a result of using Actos, according to court documents.

Specifically, the court documents allege that defendants Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly knew or should have known about the risks of developing bladder cancer after using Actos. Court documents further allege that the defendants were specifically aware of these dangers prior to seeking approval to market Actos from the FDA in 1999. Finally, the court documents allege that Takeda continued to conceal this knowledge and willfully put the lives of the plaintiffs as well as the general population at risk by way of warnings on the product that were vague and in adequate.

The 12 plaintiffs involved in this Actos bladder cancer lawsuit are seeking compensatory damages for alleged personal injuries caused by Actos, including: bladder cancer and related aftereffects, conscious pain and suffering, mental anguish, bodily impairment, diminished enjoyment of life, economic loss and other damages, according to court documents.

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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