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Takeda Will Settle Actos Lawsuits for $2.4 Billion

Thousands of Actos Lawsuits Reach Settlement Amount of $2.4 Billion After years of Actos lawsuits over the side effects of the Type 2 diabetes drug, Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda recently offered a settlement the matter by distributing a total of $2.2 billion to thousands of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits consolidated into … [Read more...]

Plaintiff Awarded $2.3 Million for Actos Bladder Cancer

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Loses Another Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Takeda Pharmaceuticals must pay another penalty, this time $2.3 million, for Actos bladder cancer injuries caused by the blockbuster Type 2 diabetes drug Actos, which has been tied to bladder cancer in numerous patients. On Thursday, February 12th, plaintiff John Kristufek was … [Read more...]

Actos Bladder Cancer Trials Focus On Causation

Two New Plaintiffs Assert Actos Bladder Cancer Claims Two lawsuits in state court claim that Actos led to the development of bladder cancer, and in one case, the victim’s death. The family of Moshe Bitton filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Actos manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals and their American subsidiaries, claiming that taking the drug … [Read more...]

Plaintiff Awarded Damages in Actos Bladder Cancer Trial

Jury Rules In Favor of Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Trial Although Takeda Pharmaceuticals argued that a plaintiff’s life style choices, including smoking, caused her bladder cancer, on Friday, October 3rd, ruled in favor of Frances Wisniewski’s claim in the bladder cancer trial that Actos injured her. Wisniewski was prescribed Actos to treat … [Read more...]

Takeda Accused of Putting Sales Before Actos Safety Studies

Takeda Argues It Submitted All Relevant Actos Safety Studies, but Plaintiff Claims Company Sacrificed Safety for Profit Plaintiff Frances Wisniewski filed a personal injury lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals in 2012 in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. In August 2011, Wisniewski was diagnosed with bladder cancer, and she believes that … [Read more...]

Takeda Blames Patient’s Smoking, Not Actos

Takeda Claims Patient’s Smoking Led to Bladder Cancer, Not Actos Prescription The latest bellwether trial against Takeda Pharmaceuticals for injuries related to their Type 2 diabetes medication, Actos, began recently, and on Monday, September 29th, the pharmaceutical company claimed that the plaintiff’s bladder cancer was not caused by her Actos … [Read more...]

Blue Cross Files Actos Lawsuit

Blue Cross Files Actos Lawsuit On Behalf of Its Members Insurance company Blue Cross has filed an Actos lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals and their American distributor, Eli Lilly, alleging personal injury on behalf of their insureds who took Actos. Blue Cross's Actos lawsuit claims that the Japanese pharmaceutical company failed to warn … [Read more...]

Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Sent to Jury

Takeda Denies Hiding Risks of Actos and Bladder Cancer Takeda Pharmaceuticals denied that the company hid the high risk of developing bladder cancer from taking Actos during its Nevada trial. This is the sixth Actos lawsuit that has gone to trial in the US involving Actos injuries. “There was no hiding of the ball,” Craig Thompson, a lawyer for … [Read more...]

Illinois Actos Injury Trial Goes to Takeda

Actos Injury Case in Illinois Decided in Favor of Takeda Pharmaceuticals Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the drug company behind Type 2 diabetes drug Actos, won their most recent personal injury lawsuit that alleged that Actos caused the plaintiff’s bladder cancer. On Thursday, May 15th, the 12-member jury in Chicago ruled that Actos was not responsible … [Read more...]

Actos Product Liability Lawsuit in Nevada Continues

Nevada Actos Product Liability Lawsuit Moves Forward In 2013, two Nevada residents filed product liability lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals because they took Actos to treat their Type 2 diabetes, and then developed bladder cancer. In March of this year, their two lawsuits were consolidated into one in a court in Las Vegas, and their … [Read more...]

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