Actos Lawsuit News | Actos Lawsuit - Part 2

First Federal Actos Cancer Trial Being Tried in Louisiana

Steve Cid | March 14th, 2014
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The first federal Actos bladder cancer lawsuit to go before a jury began on February 3rd, 2014 in US District Court, Western Louisiana. The suit was brought by Terrance Allen, a former hardware store manager and user of the diabetes drug, Actos, against the manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Asia’s largest drugmaker. The suit alleges that Takeda willfully hid the cancer risks… Read more »

New Jersey Couple Files Actos Side Effects Lawsuit

Laura Woods | March 7th, 2014
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A New Jersey man and his wife have filed an Actos side effects lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Plaintiff Leonard Sendelsky alleges that the drug caused him to contract bladder cancer. Sendelsky ingested Actos between January 15, 2011 and March 2012. He was diagnosed with bladder cancer on March 22, 2012. Actos, also known as Pioglitazone, is an orally ingested medication… Read more »

Study Suggests Metformin Offers No Protection Against Bladder Cancer

Katarina Siegfeld | February 24th, 2014
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A recent study suggests that metformin, a drug commonly given to type 2 diabetes patients to control blood sugar, offers no protection against bladder cancer. Metformin’s lack of bladder cancer protection is disappointing, as research has so far supported the drug’s ability to protect against other types of cancers (including prostate, pancreas, colon, liver, and breast cancer). Metformin is commonly… Read more »

Actos Cancer Lawsuit Filed in LA Superior Court

Ava Lawson | February 18th, 2014
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Takeda Pharmaceuticals, manufacturer of Actos, is facing another product liability claim that alleges its diabetes drug causes bladder cancer. The case was filed by Jerry Athans III, who argues that the defendant’s medication is defective and unreasonably dangerous, and caused him to suffer physical injuries and financial losses. The claim was filed by Athans’ Actos injury lawyer on January 17,… Read more »

Bellwether Actos Trial Underway in Louisiana District Court

Trisha Salinaz | February 11th, 2014
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A significant Actos trial is underway in the U.S Western District Court of Louisiana. This multidistrict litigation (MDL) has consolidated thousands of Actos cancer lawsuits into one court under Judge Rebecca Doherty. This current bellwether case will likely set the standards for all other cases that follow. Current Actos litigation The current litigation before Judge Doherty has been subject to several… Read more »