New York, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2012
Actos bladder cancer lawsuits are moving towards trial in the federal consolidated Actos litigation, In re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2299”), Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.* The federal multidistrict litigation is currently pending before the Honorable Rebecca Doherty in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The Court’s order, which was issued on July 13, 2012, sets out deadlines for the course of the Actos litigation. According to the order, the first federal Actos bladder cancer lawsuit trial is scheduled to begin on November 3, 2014 with the second trial set for July 8, 2015.
Plaintiffs involved in the Actos litigation allege that the drug, prescribed to treat type-2 diabetes and manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, caused them to develop bladder cancer. Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients who have been injured by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices, is currently evaluating and investigating potential Actos claims.
As described in the scheduling order, lawyers for plaintiffs and defendants must select the potential trial cases by June 3, 2013. The parties will have until September 30, 2013 to complete core discovery in these cases. Selection of the Actos bladder cancer lawsuits that will go to trial will follow on October 16, 2013.
Discovery Rules Ordered To Ensure The Actos Litigation Proceeds Expeditiously
Although the first Actos bladder cancer lawsuit is more than two years away, according to the order, Judge Doherty issued these deadlines given the scope of the proceedings, the number of plaintiffs who have already filed cases, the number of lawsuits expected to be filed, the amount of discovery that will be required, and the time necessary to complete pretrial preparations in order to meet the targeted dates for the initial bellwether trials. In addition, to ensure that these first Actos bladder cancer lawsuits go forward as scheduled, Judge Doherty also issued detailed discovery deadlines regarding depositions and motion practice.
Those who developed bladder cancer as a result of taking Actos may be able to collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn more about the Actos litigation by visiting our website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com. For more information, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.
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