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Court Overturns $6.5M Verdict In First Actos Trial

Soon after a jury awarded $6.5 million to a California man who claimed the diabetes drug Actos caused him to develop bladder cancer, a court erased the verdict. Jack Cooper , 79, on April 26 won the award against Actos maker Takeda Pharmaceuticals. His lawyer, Michael Miller, had asked to speed up the trial schedule because Cooper’s bladder cancer had metastasized. Cooper, a former cable-splicer for Pacific Bell Telephone Co., is a borderline diabetic and had taken the drug for five …

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Posted 2 years ago in Products Liability by John McCarthy  
Video: Actos Diabetes Drug Increases Cancer Risk

  Actos, a popular diabetes drug, has been shown to more than double the risk of bladder cancer in patients taking the medication.         Mobile users click here to view the video.         Lawyers.com Supervising Producer John McCarthy interviews attorney Hunter Shkolnik, an expert on Actos litigation. He describes Actos as a “blockbuster” drug: It has netted its manufacturer tens of billions of dollars and is one of the 10 most-prescribed drugs in the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Lawsuit Charges Drugmaker Hushed Actos Cancer Reports

A whistleblower lawsuit against the makers of the diabetes drug Actos could make it easier for consumers harmed by the medication to seek relief in civil suits against the manufacturer. Lawsuit claims drugmaker Takeda failed to disclose cancer and heart failure related to usage of Actos medication Employee brought up underdisclosure and was promptly fired Users of Actos who suffered side effects could have personal injury claim   Miracle Drug Dr. Helen Ge, a medical doctor and experienced drug safety …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury Uncategorized by Aaron Kase  
Defective Drugs Trigger Avalanche of Lawsuits

“If you take medication, avoiding side effects is nearly impossible,” Bisnar says. “Mild side effects are of little concern, but what may seem to be a mild side effect may turn out to be something that is life-threatening. The best way to tell which is which is by keeping track of the medications that have received numerous complaints across the globe.” A number of medications are currently the subject of lawsuits: Reglan, an acid reflux drug, can cause Tardive Dyskinesia, …

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