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Takeda avoids paying $6.5 million over its diabetic drug Actos

Posted on May 22nd, 2013 No Comments

A $6.5 million lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceutical for it’s drug Actos took an unexpected turn when a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge dismissed Jack Cooper’s claims that their drug Actos caused him to develop bladder cancer.

Michael Miller, one of Cooper’s legal counsels, does not plan to give up, however, and plans to continue the effort to prove that prolonged use of Actos to control Type 2 diabetes did indeed cause Cooper’s bladder cancer.  Miller said in a phone interview that they are planning to appeal the ruling and are hopeful that it will be reversed since the court clearly misinterpreted the law.

According to court records, the case is just the first to be tried out of the 3000 lawsuits Takeda is facing over its controversial drug Actos, which last year lost patent protection.

Having to suffer various ailments, such as bladder cancer, due to a medication you thought should help you become healthy is something that can be psychologically and physically devastating.  Get in touch with a lawyer from Williams Kherkher by calling 800-641-9810 to find out how you may be able to hold the drug manufacturer responsible.

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