An Ohio widow of a man who allegedly developed bladder cancer and subsequently died from using Actos has filed a lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceutical.
According to the lawsuit, the man took Actos from June 2002 to February 2007, at about which time he stopped taking the drug and had developed bladder cancer. He passed away in September 2007 of the bladder cancer, which the lawsuit claims was caused by Actos. The suit accuses Takeda of knowing that taking Actos could lead to an increased risk of bladder cancer and failing to disclose this information to the man, his doctor and other consumers. The suit seeks damages for extensive pain and suffering, and severe emotional distress. Actos’s side effects greatly reduced the decedent’s ability to enjoy life, the suit alleges.