Pharmaceutical company Takeda faces multidistrict litigation (MDL) in response to the association between its drug Actos and a high risk of bladder cancer. MDL combines multiple civil cases that involve similar questions of fact across many different districts. That’s why a lawyer in Pennsylvania can represent people who live anywhere in the nation.
The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation transferred 11 civil actions about Actos to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana on December 29, 2011. MDL No. 2299, called “In Re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation,” is presided over by the Honorable Rebecca F. Doherty.
Plaintiffs in each of these civil cases claim that Actos users face an increased risk of developing bladder cancer, and that Takeda concealed their knowledge of the increased risk and failed to provide adequate warning to consumers. Takeda denies any fault.
Those who may have a bladder cancer lawsuit are urged to speak with a lawyer immediately to join the current Actos litigation. It doesn’t matter where the attorney and the plaintiff are located in MDL cases, so Actos bladder cancer victims should choose a lawyer who will best represent them in order to get the best results out of their case. Clients are in good hands with Anapol Schwartz, a firm whose attorneys work tirelessly to seek justice.