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Family of Actos User Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit after Loved One Dies from Bladder Cancer
By Scott Hardy
A bereaved family from Kentucky filed a wrongful death lawsuit after their loved one died from problems related to his bladder cancer which they allege was caused by Actos. The family filed the lawsuit as part of the Actos multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.
The Actos MDL allows thousands of Actos users to file similar lawsuits under the jurisdiction of one judge but each Actos plaintiff maintains individuality so their award, once the case is won or settled, is much larger than any individual award expected in an Actos bladder cancer class action lawsuit. The Actos bladder cancer MDL is similar to an Actos bladder cancer class action lawsuit but different in that one key aspect. In an Actos bladder cancer class action lawsuit thousands of Actos patients are joined together but if the Actos bladder cancer class action lawsuit settles they typically share the award and the award may be in the thousands, rather than tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars in some cases. Everyone who joins the Actos MDL will receive any financial award individually unlike an Actos class action lawsuit. The Actos MDL lawsuit attorneys will determine exactly what each plaintiff will receive depending on the injury suffered. This may mean that those who file Actos wrongful death lawsuits will receive more than those who successfully undergo cancer treatment and thankfully don't die. The Actos bladder cancer attorneys litigating the MDL will determine this as the case progresses.
The family's Actos bladder cancer wrongful death lawsuit states that Takeda Pharmaceuticals didn't appropriately or adequately warn users of Actos, or their prescribing physicians, of the severe side effects of Actos which includes bladder cancer, cardiovascular problems and in this case death. The family's Actos bladder cancer wrongful death lawsuit states the he wouldn't have taken Actos if he knew of the risk of developing bladder tumors and cancer.
The Actos wrongful death lawsuit states that the decedent was prescribed Actos to treat his type 2 diabetes and took it from 2002 to 2009. In 2009 he was diagnosed with bladder cancer and perished in April of the same year. It's critically important that diabetics who are being treated with Actos know the symptoms of bladder cancer so it can be caught and hopefully treated without resulting in the same tragedy. Bladder cancer symptoms 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 you should see a doctor immediately so bladder cancer or tumors can be ruled out or treatment started if necessary. If you are experiencing these symptoms and are diagnosed with bladder cancer or tumors you should speak with an Actos bladder cancer attorney to see if you are a good fit to file an Actos class action lawsuit or an Actos personal injury lawsuit. The family's Actos wrongful death lawsuit is seeking more than $75,000 in damages and compensation to cover medical bills, the deceased's pain and suffering and the economic loss to the family because of losing their loved one due to allegedly Actos created bladder cancer.
Unfortunately for this family surgeons weren't able to successfully remove and treat the bladder tumors and the decedents bladder cancer. Bladder tumors that develop allegedly from Actos in this case led to his death and surviving family members understandably filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals. In some cases where the patient taking Actos develops bladder cancer or tumors survives, the spouse may be able to file a lawsuit alleging "loss of consortium", even though the spouse thankfully didn't die due to their injuries from Actos. There is no mention of if there is a spouse suing Takeda Pharmaceuticals for "loss of consortium" or acting as a co-plaintiff on the case.
If you would like more information about filing an Actos class action lawsuit or would like to file an Actos bladder cancer wrongful death lawsuit or 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 June 21st, 2012
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