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National Actos Attorneys File Lawsuit on Behalf of Louisiana Woman who Developed Bladder Cancer Allegedly Due to The Diabetes Drug Actos
Date:6/23/2012

(PRWEB) June 23, 2012

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 a woman who suffers from bladder cancer, allegedly due to Actos. The suit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Eli Lilly and Co. as Defendants. The complaint was filed on June 14th in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Case No. 6:12-cv-1701) and is currently pending in the Actos multidistrict litigation. Proceedings are centralized before Judge Rebecca F. Doherty, and Jerrold S. Parker, founding partner of Parker Waichman, has been appointed to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee. [http://www.lawd.uscourts.gov/MDL2299; http://www.lawd.uscourts.gov/MDL2299/html/news.html

According to the complaint, the Plaintiff took Actos from 2004 and 2007; she developed bladder cancer around April 2006. The lawsuit alleges that Actos caused the bladder cancer, claiming that the Defendants were aware of this risk but did not inform the public. As a result of their negligent and/or fraudulent actions, the lawsuit is alleging severe mental and physical pain and suffering, past and future permanent injuries and emotional distress, economic loss due to medical expenses and living related expenses as a result of a new lifestyle. The suit also claims loss of consortium on behalf of the Plaintiff’s husband.

Actos is a medication approved to treat type 2 diabetes, a condition where the body fails to produce an adequate amount of insulin or does no
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