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Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Files Actos and Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

Laura Woods | June 17th, 2014
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts has filed an Actos and bladder cancer lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, in an attempt to recover damages from claims paid to those insured by the company who developed the disease as an alleged result of ingesting the Type II diabetes drug. The complaint was filed on June 11 in the U.S. District Court… Read more »

Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Brought by Missouri Couple

Dawn Snyder | June 10th, 2014
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On April 30, 2014, a Missouri couple filed an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit against the maker and manufacturer of Actos – Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Company – alleging that the plaintiff husband’s cancer was caused by the drug. Actos is a brand name for pioglitazone, a drug prescribed to help control blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes…. Read more »

Illinois Actos Verdict Favors Takeda

Laura Woods | June 3rd, 2014
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An Illinois state court jury recently returned an Actos verdict in favor of Takeda, claiming Japanese-based drug maker wasn’t responsible for the bladder cancer death of an Illinois man. While the trial lasted more than four weeks, jurors took less than two hours to deliberate before returning a verdict. William Whitlach, the late husband of plaintiff Diane Whitlach, died from… Read more »

Jury Finds for Defense in Las Vegas Actos Trial

Jacky Gale | May 29th, 2014
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On May 22, 2014, the jury in a Las Vegas Actos trial that has garnered nationwide attention found for the defendants, Takeda Pharmaceuticals. The ruling shocked the plaintiffs, 81-year-old Delores Cipriano and 80-year-old Bertha Triana, who consolidated their lawsuits against the pharmaceutical giant because they shared allegations that the drug Actos caused their bladder cancer. Actos is a medication prescribed… Read more »

Takeda Faces New Actos Lawsuit in Florida

Jacky Gale | May 20th, 2014
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Takeda Pharmaceuticals is dealing with a growing list of Actos lawsuits that allege their medication leads to an increased risk of the development of bladder cancer. One such lawsuit was recently filed on behalf of Josephine Wienckosky, who is a resident of Florida. Her lawsuit was filed on May 12, 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of… Read more »