Status of Actos® Litigation Pending in Cook County, Illinois
There are currently over 2,000 Actos bladder cancer claims on file against Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, Illinois. As of now, the first trials for the Cook County consolidated litigation are scheduled to commence in Chicago within the next year.
Actos® is a medication prescribed to control glucose (blood sugar) in adults with Type 2 diabetes. In 2009, sales of Actos® generated nearly 3.4 billion dollars – making Actos® one of the most prescribed medications for the treatment and management of Type 2 diabetes. In June 2011, the FDA issued a drug safety alert warning that the use of Actos® for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. Additionally, scientific studies have demonstrated a link between Actos® and bladder cancer.
If you or a loved one developed bladder cancer while taking Actos®, contact the experienced pharmaceutical attorneys at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton toll-free at 1-800-873-5297. The firm represents plaintiffs nationwide in drug and medical device litigation, as well as litigation involving other defective products. We will confidentially evaluate your case for free and without any obligation.
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