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Actos Lawsuit Against Takeda and Eli Lilly

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit company made up of professional consumer advocates whose purpose is to educate the public on pharmaceutical companies, has discussed a lawsuit filed against the Japanese drugmaker Takeda and its U.S. partner, Eli Lilly, by a man who alleges his bladder cancer developed as a side effect from taking the diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone).

The man is claiming the defendants were aware of the risk to people taking Actos as early as 2005 but did not warn patients about bladder cancer. The complaint cites two side effects studies and seeks more than $50,000 in damages from negligent design, breach of express warranty, failure to warn, breach of implied warranty, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, violation of consumer protection laws and loss of consortium.

The Consumer Justice Foundation advises consumers to weigh the advantages of a drug against its side effects, and commits to providing consumers with information on the potential harmful side effects of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. 

Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan
 believes medications should bring relief to individual, not create new disease for people. Unfortunately, some drug companies conceal serious side effects of their medications in an attempt to make the medications appealing to prescribers and consumers. This deceptive practice places consumers at risk for suffering serious injuries and death, which could have been prevented if the pharmaceutical company took precautions to avoid consumer injuries.

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Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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