New York, New York (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
Actos lawsuits pending in a federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana continue to move forward, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to the Court’s calendar, the next Status Conference in the federal Actos bladder cancer litigation has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on December 13, 2012. (In re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2299)
“We continue to receive inquiries from Actos users who developed bladder cancer that could very well be tied to their use of this drug,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The firm is currently offering free Actos bladder cancer lawsuit evaluations to alleged victims of this medication.
Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits
Actos lawsuits pending in the federal litigation allege that Takeda Pharmaceuticals and other defendants concealed knowledge that the type 2 diabetes medication increased the risk of bladder cancer, and failed to provide patients with adequate warnings regarding the risk. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation established the consolidated litigation in anticipation of a large number of Actos lawsuit filings in federal courts throughout the U.S.
In June 2011, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) mandated new warnings for the Actos label after a study found that long-term use of the drug increased the risk for bladder cancer.*
Since then, even more research has confirmed the association between Actos and the disease. In May 2012, a British Medical Journal study concluded that taking Actos for two years can double the risk of developing bladder cancer. ** Research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in July 2012 concluded that patients taking Actos face a 22 percent increased risk of developing bladder cancer. *** While Actos is still available in the U.S., it has been pulled from the market in both Germany and France.****
Actos users who developed bladder cancer may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn more about filing an Actos lawsuit by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/. For additional information, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.
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