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Latest Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Alleges "Fraud and Malice"
By Scott Hardy
As more people are learning of the connection between Actos and bladder cancer more lawsuits are being filed. The latest lawsuit was filed by Monte Ann Dallas. Monte Ann states in her lawsuit that she was unaware of the risk of developing bladder cancer because of long term exposure to Actos.
Monte Ann's lawsuit alleges that Takeda Pharmaceuticals didn't adequately warn patients and doctors of the risk of bladder cancer if they took Actos for more than one year. Monte Ann's Actos bladder cancer lawsuit is seeking more than $75,000 in damages to cover her pain, suffering and medical treatment. In addition, Monte Ann's husband, James Lee Dallas, is co-plaintiff on the Actos lawsuit as he is claiming "loss of consortium." Spouses of Actos bladder cancer lawsuits, and other drug related lawsuits, often file as co-plaintiffs alleging "loss of consortium." Loss of consortium is when the couple loses the ability to be "intimate" together because of the allegedly unadvertised side effects of the drug. In this case, because Monte Ann was in the hospital and suffered severe and permanent damage due to bladder cancer allegedly caused by Actos their "loss of consortium" may sway a jury to provide James Lee with damages above and beyond what may be eventually awarded to Monte Ann.
Monte Ann's Actos attorney alleges in the bladder cancer lawsuit that Takeda ignored evidence of bladder cancer from early studies and released the type II diabetes drug anyway. In addition to releasing Actos and allegedly knowing of the connection between long term Actos use and bladder cancer Monte Ann's lawsuit states that Takeda Pharmaceuticals withheld and suppressed crucial information about this link for ten years. Monte Ann's Actos bladder cancer lawsuit states that Takeda Pharmaceuticals did this with "oppression, fraud and malice" by intentionally shrouding this critical information from potential actos users and their prescribing physicians.
It's critical that users of Actos know the symptoms of bladder cancer. Symptoms of bladder cancer include tumors which may cause blood in the urine, painful or frequent urination, or straining during urination. In addition, other common signs of bladder cancer include fatigue, incontinence, weight loss and bone pain or tenderness. If you are experiencing these symptoms and are diagnosed with bladder cancer or tumors you should speak with an Actos attorney to see if you are a good fit to file an Actos class action lawsuit or an Actos personal injury lawsuit. Patients filing Actos bladder cancer or cardiovascular problem lawsuits allege that they should have been warned of the life threatening side effects of Actos. Bladder cancer due to Actos can lead to death and surviving family members are filing wrongful death lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals. In addition, in cases where the patient taking Actos develops bladder cancer or tumors survives, the spouse or other family members may be able to file a lawsuit claiming loss of consortium, even though the spouse thankfully didn't die due to their injuries from Actos, as we discussed above.
If you would like more information about filing an Actos class action lawsuit or would like to file an Actos bladder cancer personal injury lawsuit just go to the Actos Bladder Cancer Class Action Lawsuit Investigation page. You can submit your information, or your loved ones, to Actos lawyers who are actively investigating all claims regarding tumors, heart attacks, congestive heart failure and other problems which may be a severe side effect of taking Actos. Actos attorneys are waiting to talk to you now and the consultation is free.
Updated May 31st, 2012
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