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Diabetes Drug Actos Caused Bladder Cancer and Wrongful Death of Ohio Man, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
Date:5/14/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) May 14, 2013

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of an Ohio man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly from using Actos. The suit was filed on April 2, 2013, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Case No. 6:13-cv-0706), where it is one of thousands of cases pending in the Actos multidistrict litigation (In Re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 6:11-md-2299). Jerrold S. Parker, founding partner of Parker Waichman LLP, serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the litigation. Takeda Pharmaceuticals, America; Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. f/k/a Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; and Eli Lilly and Company have been named as Defendants.

According to the Complaint, the Plaintiff’s decedent took Actos from June 2002 to February 2007, at about which time he stopped taking the drug and had developed bladder cancer. He died in September 2007 of the bladder cancer, which was allegedly caused by Actos. The Defendants were allegedly aware that taking the diabetes drug could lead to an increased risk of bladder cancer, but failed to disclose this information to the Plaintiff, his doctor and other consumers. The suit seeks damages for extensive pain and suffering, severe emotional distress. Actos’ side effects greatly reduced the Decedent’s ability to enjoy life, the suit alleges.

Actos is a Type 2 diabetes medication that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1999. In 2011, the agency updated the label to warn that users may face an increased risk of bladder cancer after taking the drug for only one year. (

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