New York, NY (PRWEB) August 06, 2012
An Actos class action lawsuit was filed in Quebec on behalf of individuals in the province who developed bladder cancer after using Actos, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.* The lawsuit alleges that Actos manufacturers Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly were responsible for failing to warn consumers about the risks of Actos bladder cancer. The complaint was filed by lead plaintiff Jimmy Whyte, who took Actos to treat his type-2 diabetes in November 2008, and developed bladder cancer in April 2012. Actos is a popular diabetic drug that has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer. In June 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration added a warning label for Actos, advising consumers that using the drug for longer than a year may increase the risk of developing bladder cancer. Health regulators in France removed Actos from the market, essentially issuing an Actos recall, in June 2011 after identifying the increased incidences of bladder cancer in Actos users.
Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Proceeds In U.S.
Claims in the Actos bladder cancer class action lawsuit are similar to the complaints filed in the U.S. Actos bladder cancer lawsuits. Actos lawsuits in the U.S. are part of a multidistrict litigation, referred to as an MDL. Unlike a class action lawsuit, in an MDL, each claim remains an individual lawsuit. However, the court coordinates proceedings such as pre-trial discovery. Plaintiffs in the Actos lawsuits allege that the drug 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.
Actos bladder cancer lawsuits are moving towards trial in the federal action, In re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2299”), currently pending before the Honorable Rebecca Doherty in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.
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 Actos bladder cancer lawsuits by visiting our website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/Actos/. Contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP for a free case review (877) 779-1414.
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