Has Takeda Been Sued for Withholding Actos Documents?

As we have reported in past blogs, our experienced drug injury attorneys are actively involved in the Actos MDL litigation.

Actos has been linked to bladder cancer in several patients. In fact, there have been several reports regarding the development of bladder cancer in people who were previously at a low risk for the disease, which has led to the litigation.

Due to the number of incidents reported, in August 2011, Actos manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals changed the warning label on the drug to indicate a risk of bladder cancer as a potentially harmful side effect for individuals that have taken the pill for more than one year.

Last month, Takeda was ordered by a jury to pay $155,000 over the destruction of documents concerning Actos after they concluded that the company blocked a man from proving his claims that the drug caused his cancer.

According to Bloomberg, jurors in West Virginia concluded that Takeda intentionally destroyed files about the development and marketing of Actos. The verdict came after the manufacturer was ordered to pay $2 million to a person who developed bladder cancer after taking the drug.

Bloomberg reported that there are currently more than 3,500 Actos lawsuits that have been consolidated before a U.S. District Judge in Lafayette, Louisiana. Additionally, there are 4,500 cases in state courts in Illinois, West Virginia, California, and Pennsylvania over injury claims.

How Can I Speak to an Actos Attorney?

Bladder cancer is a major complication that can affect the lifestyle of a person and require daily treatment. This treatment is very costly. Actos was marketed to treat people suffering from diabetes—there is no reason for the manufacturer to withhold information about its development unless it is trying to hide damning evidence.

If you have developed cancer after taking Actos, our attorneys are here for you.

Zoll & Kranz, LLC – Defective Medical Drug and Device Lawyers