(PRWEB) November 01, 2012
The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team of consumer advocates provides online informational resources to the public regarding the potential dangers associated with using certain prescription medications, hereby reports that another plaintiff has joined the existing Actos side effects lawsuit that is taking place in Louisiana. This new plaintiff alleges that he contracted bladder cancer as a result of using this diabetes medication.
Specifically, the new claim was filed on September 17th in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Case No. 6:12-cv-2491) as part of the multidistrict litigation known as In Re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation (M DL No. 6:11-md-2299). The plaintiff seeks damages that compensate him for several different forms of loss that include medical costs, the loss of enjoyment of life and other forms of loss.
According to the court documents, the new plaintiff began to use Actos in 2004 to treat the symptoms of diabetes and he developed and was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2006. He has named Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. f/k/a Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Eli Lilly and Company as the defendants in the case.
The plaintiff, in addition to seeking compensation for the costs that have been incurred as a result of this diagnosis of bladder cancer also seeks recovery for emotional distress and a loss of consortium with his spouse. He alleges in the court documents that the defendants failed to properly warn consumers of the risks associated with taking Actos for more than one year, and that the defendants knew or should have known that this risk included the possibility of being diagnosed with bladder cancer.
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The Consumer Justice Foundation, whose Web site can be found at http://www.consumerjusticefoundation.com, is a for-profit organization that serves two purposes for consumers: (1) to provide educational information regarding the policies and procedures of large corporations and how they affect the average consumer; and (2) to provide news updates and resources that continue to update consumers regarding developments taken by corporations that include pharmaceutical drug companies, auto manufacturers and insurance companies so that consumers who have been harmed can use these informational resources to connect to an experienced professional who can help them. The team at the Consumer Justice Foundation is staffed by experienced and passionate consumer advocates whose mission is to raise the awareness of issues that could pose a risk of harm to those who may not otherwise be aware of the dangers they face.