Judge Throws Out $6.5 Million Actos Bladder Cancer Verdict

actos lawsuit californiaBy 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.

In a shocking turn of events, a judge has overturned a ruling that granted $6.5 million to a bladder cancer sufferer who used the diabetes drug Actos. We have reported extensively on the case of Jack Cooper, the former Pacific Bell worker who took Actos for years without knowing of the drug’s link to bladder cancer. After receiving his unfortunate diagnosis, Cooper stopped using the drug and filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, Asian drug giant Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

The case is historic because it marks the first of more than 3,000 bladder cancer lawsuits filed against Takeda. But if the results of Cooper vs Takeda set a precedent for future cases, it may spell bad news for other bladder cancer sufferers. The Food and Drug Administration and several independent studies have confirmed the link between Actos and bladder cancer, and yet the judge in this case remained unconvinced that the evidence was sufficient.

The jury actually sided in Cooper’s favor, granting him the requested damages. Once the decision was made, Takeda filed motions asking the judge to reverse the ruling, arguing a lack of evidence that Actos caused Cooper’s cancer. The judge ultimately agreed, citing a doctor’s testimony that Cooper’s bladder cancer was caused by Actos use. The judge called the testimony “inherently unreliable,” in a 27-page explanation.

This decision is extremely unfortunate, because it completely dismisses the overwhelming body of evidence linking Actos to bladder cancer, and disregards Takeda’s complete lack of accountability in the matter. Drug manufacturers need to know that they cannot place profits before patients, and unfortunately, court decisions like this only serve to embolden them.  Hopefully the forthcoming Actos cases will have more favorable outcomes.

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 essential 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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