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Actos Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Kentucky Man who died from Bladder Cancer

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The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who allegedly died from bladder cancer associated with the type 2 diabetes drug Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited, and Eli Lilly and Co., as defendants.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff-decedent took Actos between 2010 and 2011 as a treatment for his type 2 diabetes, and as a result, he developed bladder cancer and died November 2011. The lawsuit alleges that Actos caused the plaintiff severe mental and physical pain and suffering leading up to his death, economic loss due to medical expenses and living related expenses as a result of his new lifestyle. The lawsuit also alleges that the defendants knew or should have known that Actos is associated with bladder cancer, but failed to adequately warn the public about its risks.

According to Parker Waichman LLP, the FDA found that patients using Actos for more than a year were 40 percent more likely to develop bladder cancer than patients who did not use the drug, and regulators in France and Germany stopped the sale of Actos after data from the French Medicines Agency found an increased risk in male patients after one year of exposure.

 

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Actos Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Kentucky Man who died from Bladder Cancer was posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at 12:23 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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