Navigation Links
Parker Waichman LLP Represents Pennsylvania Man in Lawsuit Alleging Actos Caused his Bladder Cancer
Date:6/7/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) June 07, 2013

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the victims of defective drugs, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Pennsylvania man who allegedly developed bladder cancer after taking the diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone). The suit was filed on May 23rd in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Case No. 6:13-cv-1170) as part of the multidistrict litigation entitled In Re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation (6:11-md-2299). 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 started taking Actos in November 2003 to treat his Type 2 diabetes. By August 2006, he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. The suit alleges that Actos caused the bladder cancer due to its defective nature. Furthermore, the suit alleges that the Defendants knew about the risk of bladder cancer but failed to disclose this information to consumers in order to protect financial interests. The Plaintiff is alleging that Actos caused pain and suffering, emotional distress and economic damages in the form of medical expenses and lost wages. The suit is also seeking damages for loss of consortium on behalf of the Plaintiff’s spouse.

In June 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that taking Actos for more than a year could significantly increase the risk of bladder cancer. The safety label on Actos was updated to address this risk*. Additional research supports the link between Actos and bladder cancer. Last May, a study in the British Medical Journal** found that Actos users were twice as likely to develop bladder cancer after two years. That July, the Canadian Medical Association Journal*** found that patients taking the medication were 22 percent more likely to get bladder cancer.
*http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm266555.htm
**(http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e3645)
***(http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2012/07/03/cmaj.112102)

Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free legal consultations to victims of Actos injuries, including bladder cancer, heart problems, and eye injuries. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos, please contact their office by visiting yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1 800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636).

Contact:
Parker Waichman LLP
Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney
(800) LAW-INFO
(800) 529-4636
http://www.yourlawyer.com

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Actos_Kasper/06/prweb10814002.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Parker Waichman LLC Applauds Seniors for their Role in Helping to Recover $14.9 billion in Medicare Fraud over the Past Four Years
2. Parker Waichman LLP’s Jordan Chaikin Is Appointed to the Executive Committee of the Plaintiff’s Leadership Team in Emerson Electric Co. Wet/Dry Vac Litigation
3. Woman with Bilateral DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Alleges Metal Hips are Flawed in Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
4. Atlantic City Hotel’s Negligence Caused Conditions that Led to Serious Injuries, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
5. Parker Waichman LLP Files Appeal over the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Ruling that Natural Gas Wells Did not Harm Couple's Drinking Water Supply
6. Parker Waichman LLP Designated as Co-Lead Counsel in the Consolidation of Hurricane Sandy-related Litigation Against the Long Island Power Authority and/or National Grid
7. Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit News: Parker Waichman LLP Alerts the Public to the June Release of Yale’s Infuse Bone Graft Study
8. Diabetes Drug Byetta Caused Arkansas Man’s Pancreatic Cancer and Resulting Injuries, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP and Co-Counsel
9. Mirena IUD Lawsuit Update: Supreme Court of New Jersey Centralizes Litigation; Parker Waichman LLP Underscores the Advantages of this Decision
10. DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Caused Elevated Ion Levels, Revision Surgery, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
11. DePuy ASR Lawsuit Update: Parker Waichman LLP Commends Judge’s Refusal of Appeal for New Trial; DePuy Still Must Pay $8.3 Million Verdict
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Boar’s Head Brand®, one of ... Memorial Day entertaining that are sure to satisfy your guests’ flavor cravings, while ... and cheeses featured in these refreshingly balanced recipes are packed with flavor, creating ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... On May 24, the Congressional Budget Office ... U.S. House on May 4, would result in 23 million Americans losing their health ... the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). , “It is clear ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer ... week that is focusing on the Peace Agreements being discussed by President Donald Trump ... in a race to try to speed up peace talks in the continuous battle ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... Rob Lowe acts as host and helps educate and inform the public using ... Viewers can reconnect with America as it explores some of the best places to ... for an inventive new place for a family vacation, and have discovered hiking. Many ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... “When the Stars Lead Home”: a poignant story of loss, determination, and perseverance. ... an avid reader who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, daughter, two ... Camp. She couldn’t be more grateful. , Twelve-year old Tizzy could not believe how ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/18/2017)... 17, 2017  Bayer announced today that the latest ... presented at the 53 rd Annual Meeting of ... June 2-6 in Chicago . ... prostate, colorectal, liver and thyroid cancers, as well as ... II CHRONOS-1 trial of copanlisib in patients with relapsed ...
(Date:5/11/2017)... , May 11, 2017  Thornhill Research ... has been awarded an $8,049,024 USD five-year, firm-fixed-priced, ... through the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) ( ... Anesthesia Systems to administer general anesthesia to patients ... "The US Marine Corps have been ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... -- Radiology has become the number one diagnostic tool ... to the number one ranking as a result.  More ... as the most complete and reliable method for clinical ... pain an MRI may confirm a suspected herniated disc ... entirely different treatment protocols.  In these circumstances, patients need ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: