Navigation Links
Taking Actos for Two Years Caused Bladder Cancer, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP on Behalf of South Dakota Man

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 20, 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 a South Dakota man who alleges that use of the diabetes drug medication Actos (pioglitazone) caused bladder cancer. The suit was filed on April 30, 2013, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Case No. 6:13-cv-0888), 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 began taking Actos in January 2009. He developed bladder cancer in May 2011, allegedly due to the side effects of Actos. At this time, he stopped taking the medication. The lawsuit alleges that the Defendants were 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 Plaintiff is suing for extensive pain and suffering, severe emotional distress.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), taking Actos for one year may significantly increase your risk of bladder cancer. The safety label for Actos was updated in June 2011 to reflect this risk*. The warning was based on the results of an ongoing 10-year study by Kaiser Permanente. *(

Studies have continued to suggest that Actos can increase the risk of bladder cancer. For instance, the May 31, 2012 issue of the British Medical Journal** found that Actos users were twice as likely to develop bladder cancer after two years. In July 3, 2012, the Canadian Medical Association Journal*** found that patients taking the medication were 22 percent more likely to get bladder cancer. **( ***(

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 Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1 800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636).

Parker Waichman LLP
Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney
(800) LAW-INFO
(800) 529-4636

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Monterey Bay Nutraceuticals Now Taking Advance Orders Online
2. Garcinia Cambogia Select - A Miracle Weight Loss Supplement Taking the Industry by Storm; Exclusive News by Health Care Supplementz
3. University Finds that People Trade Off Healthy Habits Due to Time Constraints, Suggesting that Just Taking Supplements Like Prescopodene May Help With Weight Loss
4. Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs may also reduce the risk of dying from prostate cancer: Study
5. Multicenter study confirms low testosterone in 84 percent of lung cancer patients taking crizotinib
6. MedMar Healing Center, Taking Clone Pre-Orders for High-Quality Medical Marijuana Strains
7. Poor Health Literacy Keeps Patients From Taking Meds
8. Diet Can Lower Blood Pressure As Much As Taking A Medication, From The March 2013 Harvard Men's Health Watch
9. First of its kind study in Canada looks at who is taking aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke
10. Increasing Number of Doctors Recommend Taking Gene-Eden-VIR
11. Test-taking may improve learning in people of all ages
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... has focused on providing comprehensive solutions involving adult stem cell therapies to patients ... officially deemed the “Regenestem” name as a Registered Trademark (RTM). , Organizations are ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Genesis Chiropractic Software helps practice owners automate ... between the practice owner and the patient that automatically manages all five aspects ... Click here to learn more. , According to Dr. Brian ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... New patients who wish ... referral for dental implants at her Mississauga, ON practice. Dr. Williams has ... the placement of dental implants. , Missing teeth can lead to a variety ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 ... ... half-cup sizes, has launched their Black Friday sale a week early, offering 40% ... continues to transform the intimate apparel industry through both mobile fit technology and ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... DMG Productions announced that they will feature ... quarter 2016 via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. , Aphria, Inc., is ... the business of producing and supplying medical marijuana pursuant to the Marijuana for Medical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... November 25, 2015 ... addition of the  "Global Drug Device ... to their offering.  --> ... of the  "Global Drug Device Combination ... their offering.  --> Research ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015 WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. ("WuXi" or ... R&D capability and technology platform company serving the pharmaceutical, ... China and the United ... general meeting of shareholders held today, the Company,s shareholders ... approve the previously announced agreement and plan of merger ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... CARLOS, Calif. , Nov. 24, 2015 ... a leader in non-invasive genetic testing and ... announced that it will present at the ... in New York on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ET.  Matthew ... the Company,s financial results, business activities and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: