Actos User Sues Drug Maker After Bladder Cancer Diagnosis

actos suitBy Jeffrey Nadrich

Jeff Nadrich is an Actos attorney based in Los Angeles California, with more than 25 years of experience successfully defending clients. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking the drug Actos, call us today at 1-800-718-4658. You may be entitled to compensation.

The first California trial against Asian drug giant Takeda Pharmaceuticals is set to begin, and more than 3,000 others will follow. The litigation surrounds Actos, a diabetes drug that has been linked to potentially fatal afflictions such as bladder cancer and heart failure. Not long ago, Actos was one of the world’s most profitable drugs – banking $4.5 billion in the fiscal year ending March 2011 – but sales have declined sharply amid growing claims of devastating disease and illness.

The forthcoming trial surrounds Jack Cooper, a former Pacific Bell employee who developed bladder cancer after taking Actos for more than two years. The 69-year-old Cooper received his diagnosis in November 2011, and he contends that Takeda failed to properly warn consumers about the link between Actos and bladder cancer. Jury selection in Cooper’s case is currently underway in Los Angeles.

Cooper contends that Takeda knew about the risks prior to 1999, when Actos first hit the market. In fact, court filings have revealed that Takeda knew about the risk at least as far back as 2003, when the company began surveying doctors in the hopes of discovering whether medical professionals would recommend a drug with potentially fatal risks.

The survey found “a bladder cancer warning would destroy the sales of Takeda’s most important drug,” which may explain why Takeda has gone to such great lengths to underscore the risks. Any time a new drug hits the market, it is imperative that consumers be made aware of all of the known risks, so that the general public and the medical community can make the most informed decisions about how to proceed.  Too long have consumers been made to suffer due to the drug companies’ voracious pursuit of profit.

Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking the diabetes drug Actos? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the national Actos attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen today to discuss your case and receive a free consultation from one of our qualified representatives. You must act quickly, though. In order to gather the proper evidence, we must begin our investigation as quickly as possible.

We are contingency lawyers, and we don’t charge you any money if we don’t win your case. So don’t suffer alone any longer. Call us at 1-800-718-4658.

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