Carey Danis & Lowe Actos lawyers were optimistic last week when plaintiff Jack Cooper received a compensatory award in the amount of $6.5 million. However, it appears that California Superior Court Judge Kenneth Freeman has annulled Cooper’s award, according to Bloomberg.
Judge Freeman made his ruling to void the $6.5 million compensatory award in Cooper v. Takeda following an argument from Takeda claiming lack of evidence connecting Actos and bladder cancer in the plaintiff.
The plaintiff and his lawyers are seeking an appeal of Judge Freeman’s ruling.
Cooper’s Actos lawsuit was the first to go to trial of approximately 3,000 cases. Individuals who have been injured by Actos have filed their Actos lawsuits alleging that Takeda failed to warn regulators and healthcare providers about the bladder cancer risks associated with use of the diabetes medication.
Despite the nullification of Cooper’s compensatory award, Carey Danis & Lowe Actos lawyers are still confident that the Japanese pharmaceutical company is guilty of wrongdoing. Carey Danis & Lowe encourages individuals who have been injured by Actos use to still seek legal counsel.
Our Actos lawyers are offering free legal evaluations, and can assist in filing an Actos lawsuit. Contact a Carey Danis & Lowe Actos lawyer today by calling 800.721.2519 or by submitting a legal claim form.References: Actos, Pharmaceutical litigation