New York, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2014
The state court judge overseeing an Actos lawsuit (http://www.theactoslawsuitcenter.com/) trial in Nevada is considering levying sanctions against attorneys representing Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the Type 2 diabetes drug, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, during a hearing on April 24th, an attorney representing one of the Plaintiffs urged Nevada Circuit Court Judge Kerry Earley to punish the lawyers for violating court orders and displaying allegedly disrespectful behavior during the trial. The Las Vegas Review Journal reported on April 27th that Judge Early had previously warned the defense team for behavior she termed as being “absolutely very egregious.”* (Case Nos. A-13-680556, A-13-680922)
“Our Firm is representing a number of Actos lawsuit clients who allegedly suffered injuries similar to those at issue in this trial. We are monitoring this matter very closely,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free legal evaluations to individuals who were treated with Actos for a year or more, and who allegedly went on to develop bladder cancer due to their use of the drug.
Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits
According to court documents, lawsuits involving Actos and bladder cancer began to mount shortly after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned in June 2011 that extended use of the drug could increase the risk that a patient will develop bladder cancer. Court documents indicate that more than 3,000 Actos bladder cancer claims are now pending in courts throughout the country. The Nevada trial involves two individual cases filed by Las Vegas women who allegedly developed bladder cancer after using the medication for more than one year. The women are seeking a multi-billion verdict, which according to court filings, would be the largest ever awarded in Nevada.
Court records indicate that the majority of Actos lawsuits are pending in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. On April 7, 2014, its first trial concluded when the jury returned a multi-billion verdict favoring the plaintiff that included $9 billion in punitive damages. (Allen v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc., 12-cv-00064)
Alleged victims of Actos and bladder cancer may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. To learn more about filing an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For additional information, please call 800-511-5092 today.
*reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/las-vegas-judge-may-punish-misconduct-actos-trial, Las Vegas Review Journal, April 27, 2014
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