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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Issuance of New Order in Federal Actos Litigation

New York, New York (PRWEB) July 25, 2013

Actos bladder cancer lawsuit claims continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order issued by the Court on July 24th, U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty has granted the Takeda Defendants’ Unopposed Motion requesting additional time to seek clarification or to appeal the Court’s recent ruling on various discovery issues. The original ruling was issued on July 10th by Magistrate Judge Hanna, who is scheduled to discuss the matter with the parties on July 25th. The Order issued by Judge Doherty grants the parties until July 31st to seek clarification or appeal the ruling. (In re: Actos Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2299)

“We continue to receive Actos lawsuit inquiries from individuals who took this drug for long periods of time, and were later diagnosed with bladder cancer. We are pleased to see the Actos bladder cancer litigation moving forward,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free Actos bladder cancer lawsuit evaluations to patients who developed the disease following long-term use of the drug.

Actos Lawsuits
Actos was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in 1998 to treat Type 2 diabetes. Pioglitazone, the active ingredient in Actos, is also sold in combination with metformin (Actoplus Met, Actoplus Met XR) and glimepiride (Duetact). In June 2011, the FDA warned that long-term use of Actos (one year or more) had been associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.* According to, Actos was also pulled from the market in Germany and France that month because of its link to the disease.** Last month, India’s drug regulator announced a ban on Actos and other pioglitazone-containing drugs, citing an association with bladder cancer and congestive heart failure.***

According to court documents, more than 2,400 Actos bladder cancer lawsuits are pending in the federal multidistrict litigation underway in Louisiana, where the first trial is scheduled to begin on January 27, 2014. All of the complaints allege Takeda Pharmaceuticals failed to provide adequate warnings to doctors and patients regarding the drug’s association with an increased risk of bladder cancer.

In April, the nation’s first trial involving Actos bladder cancer allegations ended with a Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarding $6.5 million to a plaintiff who was diagnosed with the disease after taking Actos for four years. However, the judge overseeing the case granted Takeda Pharmaceuticals’ request to set aside the verdict. (Cooper v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc., CGC-12-518535, California Superior Court)

Victims of bladder cancer potentially associated with long-term Actos use may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn more about filing an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For additional information, please contact Bernstein Liebhard LLP today by calling 800-511-5092.

*, FDA, June 15, 2011
**, Bloomberg, March 5, 2013, India Today, June 27, 2013

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.

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