New York, New York (PRWEB) May 11, 2014
Thousands of Actos lawsuits (http://www.theactoslawsuitcenter.com/) that allege long-term use of the Type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer continue to move forward in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order dated April 30th, U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty has scheduled the litigation’s next Status Conference for June 19, 2014. That same day, the Court will also convene a Pre-Trial Conference to facilitate and adjust the litigation’s Discovery Plan. (In re: Actos Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2299)
“Our Firm continues to receive Actos lawsuit inquiries from individuals who allegedly developed bladder cancer due to long-term use of the Type 2 diabetes drug. We are pleased that these cases continue to move forward,” 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 Allegations
Court documents indicate that more than 3,000 Actos bladder cancer claims have been filed in courts around the country, the majority of which are pending in the Western District of Louisiana. The litigation concluded its first trial on April 7, 2014, with a jury rewarding the plaintiff $1.475 million in compensatory damages, along with $9 billion in punitive damages. (Allen v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc., 12-cv-00064). All of the Actos lawsuits filed in the federal proceeding accuse Takeda Pharmaceuticals of failing to warn patients and doctors that extended use of Actos was associated with the development of bladder cancer.
According to court records, lawsuits involving Actos and bladder cancer began to mount shortly after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned in June 2011 that use of the drug for more than a year was linked to a higher risk of bladder cancer. At the time, the FDA ordered Takeda Pharmaceuticals to add new information to the Warnings and Precautions section of the Actos label to reflect this risk.
Actos patients who allegedly developed bladder cancer due to long-term use of the medication may be entitled to compensation. To find out more about Actos lawsuits, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For additional information, please call 800-511-5092 today.
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