Actos Lawsuit Attorney & Actos Jury Verdict
If you or a loved one has taken the drug Actos and developed bladder cancer then call Mobile Alabama Actos Lawsuit Attorney Moore Law Firm today.
A federal jury in Lafayette, La., ordered Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., based in Osaka, Japan, and its partner, Eli Lilly & Co, based in Indianapolis, Ind., to pay a combined $9 billion in punitive damages. The jury determined the drug makers hid cancer risks associated with their Actos diabetes medicine from the public. The drug has been linked to the development of bladder cancer. This was the first federal trial in this litigation. The Plaintiff Mr. Allen developed bladder cancer after using Actos. The jury also awarded the Allens $1.5 million in compensatory damages. Of the punitive damages, Takeda was ordered to pay $6 billion, while Lilly will pay $3 billion.
Actos lawsuits filed in federal courts have been consolidated under Judge Doherty in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Lawsuits claim Takeda and Eli Lilly misrepresented and omitted information it held about Actos and “actively concealed its risks.” The lawsuits also claim Plaintiffs were not adequately warned about Actos risks and could have taken several safer alternative drugs had they known about the health risks posed by Actos.
Actos is prescribed to treat Type 2 diabetes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began a review of Actos and cancer risk in September 2010, when the agency issued a safety announcement suggesting a potential risk with Actos. The FDA reported in its data summary that the risk of bladder cancer increased with increasing dose and duration of Actos use, reaching statistical significance after 24 months of exposure. The FDA later updated its safety label for Actos to state that the use of the drug for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. In June 2011, the FDA issued a warning for Actos. To read more go here: Actos Lawsuit Verdict
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