Actos (pioglitazone) is a type-2 diabetes drug that has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed, and several cases have been awarded multi-million dollar jury verdicts. If you need information about joining an Actos class action, contact The Clark Firm, LLP.
Need a Texas Actos Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured by Actos, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
Actos Class Action Lawsuit Information
In April 2014, a jury ordered Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly & Co. to pay a combined $9 billion in punitive damages after a federal court found that they concealed risk information linking Actos and bladder cancer. Plaintiff Terrence Allen was awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damages.
A major factor in the massive verdict (seventh-largest in U.S. history, according to Bloomberg) was Takeda’s destruction of vital documents on 46 employees who were involved in the development and marketing of Actos. Click here to read more.
Takeda and Eli Lilly have already been hit with about 2,700 Actos lawsuits, but they are not part of a class action — instead, they are individual lawsuits filed on behalf of people who developed bladder cancer. The lawsuits have been centralized in federal court in Louisiana.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our Defective Drug Litigation Group is not filing an Actos class action lawsuit. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs who developed bladder cancer.
About Class Actions
When drug-makers fail to warn about side effects of a defective drug, class actions are a useful way for people who used that medication to seek a refund. However, for people who were severely injured, class actions can have disadvantages. Plaintiffs often must accept higher attorney’s fees or a “low-ball settlement.”
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to an Actos Class Action
Instead of a class action, our trial attorneys are filing individual Actos lawsuits. We specialize in helping victims of defective drugs seek financial compensation and justice from drug-makers. We believe individual lawsuits are the best way we can help each client maximize their financial recovery.
Actos is associated with bladder cancer — an extremely serious injury that can cause pain and suffering, ongoing medical expenses, disability, or even death. If you decide to file a lawsuit, we can help you seek compensation for these injuries, and more. Contact us today for more information.
Need an Actos Lawyer in Texas?
Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.
Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”
The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas Actos lawyers for a free lawsuit review.