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Carey Danis & Lowe Actos Lawyers Comment on Annulled Cooper v. Takeda Compensatory Award

By | Actos, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

takeda_pharmaceuticals_actos_bladder_cancer_new_diabetes_drug_combination_alogliptinCarey 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.

Cooper v. Takeda Jury Presented with Plaintiff Closing Argument Linking Actos and Bladder Cancer

By | Actos, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

takeda_actos_bladder_cancer_lawsuit_litigation_settlements_trial_filing_risk_cancerTakeda Pharmaceuticals, the Japanese pharmaceutical giant responsible for the development and marketing of the diabetes drug Actos, concealed the association between Actos and bladder cancer, a jury was recently told in an Actos trial.

ccording to a Bloomberg Businessweek report on the Actos trial being heard in Los Angeles, as early as 2004, Takeda knew about the associated between Actos and bladder cancer. Furthermore, with this awareness, the Japanese pharmaceutical company failed to inform the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to the plaintiffs lawyer in the case, Michael Miller.

Closing arguments in the Actos lawsuit were delivered from Miller on April 15, with the jury moving into deliberation on or after April 16 following closing statements from Takeda’s lawyers.

Due to Cooper’s ailing state, Takeda’s lawyers have pointed again and again to Cooper’s health being to blame for his bladder cancer, not Actos. It will be interesting to see if this argument holds any weight during jury deliberation.

The case is Cooper v. Takeda, and is being heard in a California Superior Court in Los Angeles by Judge Kenneth Freeman. As the plaintiff, Jack Cooper, is in poor health, his Actos lawsuit was given priority in going to trial. Once Cooper’s case is settled, Takeda still faces approximately 3,000 more Actos lawsuits, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek report.

The FDA approved Actos in 1999, and since then has ordered Takeda to continually update the drug’s label in order to provide adequate warnings about various health risks associated with Actos use. The current Actos drug label lists a warning about bladder cancer noting that in patients who have used Actos for longer periods, the risk of bladder cancer has increased considerably.

Carey Danis & Lowe Actos lawyers believe that the Cooper Actos case will be representative of and influence future Actos trials and lawsuits. With the evidence brought before the jury in the Cooper case about the dangers of taking Actos, our Actos lawyers believe that injured parties deserve justice and compensation, especially in cases where patients take a drug believing there to be minimal risks, but in reality, these risks have been concealed, resulting in serious harm and injury.

If you or a loved one has been injured by Actos, contact a Carey Danis & Lowe Actos lawyer by calling 800.721.2519 or by submitting a legal claim form.

Carey Danis & Lowe Actos Cancer Lawyers Optimistic Following Cooper v. Takeda $6.5 Million Compensatory Award

By | Actos, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

actos_bladder_cancer_lawsuits_settlements_diabetes_litigation_fda_warningA California jury recently awarded a compensatory package of $6.5 million to a plaintiff in an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit. The case, Cooper v. Takeda, was heard over a two month period in a California Superior Court.

The jury arrived at their decision agreeing with Cooper’s claim that Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the diabetes drug Actos, did not supply adequate safety information about the association between Actos and bladder cancer.

The plaintiff in the case, Jack Cooper, was presented with a $5 million compensatory award. The jury also bestowed a $1.5 million compensatory award upon Cooper’s spouse. Takeda did not have to pay punitive damages in the Actos case.

Carey Danis & Lowe Actos cancer lawyers believe that the jury’s ruling in Cooper’s Actos case delivers much optimism to individuals who have been injured by Actos, and have subsequently filed lawsuits against Takeda.

With the first case having been settled, Takeda faces more than 3,000 Actos lawsuits, according to a Thomson Reuters report. Cooper v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc. was heard in a California Superior Court in Los Angeles, case number CGC-12-518535.

Actos cancer lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are currently offering free legal evaluations of Actos cases. If you or someone you love has been injured by Actos, contact a Carey Danis & Lowe Actos cancer lawyer today by phone at 800.721.2519 or by submitting a legal claim form.

Urologist Testifies in Cooper v. Takeda Actos Lawsuit about Bladder Cancer in California Superior Court

By | Actos, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

Urologist Testifies in Cooper v. Takeda Actos Lawsuit about Bladder Cancer in California Superior CourtTestimony provided in late March by a urologist in an Actos trial taking place in a Los Angeles court presented an expert’s opinion about the link between Actos and bladder cancer. A urologist, Dr. Norm D. Smith, testified in Cooper v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc., a case being heard in a California Superior Court.

According to Dr. Smith, after examining all of the plaintiff’s health factors, it appeared to him that the cause of the plaintiff’s bladder cancer had a more significant connection to a prolonged use of Actos.

The plaintiff in the Actos case, Jack Cooper, took the diabetes drug Actos for five years, and discovered in December 2011 that he had bladder cancer. According to Law360, Cooper filed his Actos bladder cancer lawsuit alleging that Takeda, the Japanese pharmaceutical company responsible for the development and marketing of the drug Actos, neglected to inform healthcare providers about the health complications associated with Actos.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been reviewing data collected in a collaborative study conducted by Takeda and Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Their data show that patients who ingest high dosages of Actos for a long period of time, usually more than one year, have a significantly increased risk of developing bladder cancer.

Carey Danis & Lowe Actos bladder cancer lawyers are encouraged by Dr. Smith’s testimony, as it supplies the court and the jury with strong evidence from an expert that, despite the plaintiff’s other health problems and lifestyle choices, the primary reason for the development of his bladder cancer lies in the use of Actos for a long period of time.

Carey Danis & Lowe urges individuals who have been injured by Actos to contact one of our Actos bladder cancer lawyers today for a free legal evaluation about your Actos case, and for assistance in filing an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by calling 800.721.2519 or by submitting a legal claim form.

Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit News: Pharmacologist Points to Takeda’s Fixation on Profits Over Consumer Safety

By | Actos, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit News: Pharmacologist Points to Takeda's Fixation on Profits Over Consumer SafetyThe first trial in more than 3,000 Actos lawsuits filed in the U.S. is currently being heard in a Los Angeles court. Lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe reported last week that the first Actos trial began with revelatory information about Takeda Pharmaceutical’s misleading marketing strategy.

Apparently, the Japanese pharmaceutical company was knowledgeable of the health problems associated with Actos ingestion, but decided to hide that information in order to market the diabetes drug.

Since Carey Danis & Lowe’s update last week, the trial involving plaintiff, Jack Cooper, has convened again for opening arguments from both sides, and expert testimony from a pharmacologist.

Jack Cooper filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of Actos, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, citing that the pharmaceutical company failed to warn Actos users and healthcare providers about the risks of using the diabetes medicine, especially about the link between Actos and bladder cancer.

A Bloomberg article about the trial states that Cooper developed bladder cancer in 2011. Though Cooper alleges his bladder cancer is a result of ingesting Actos for four years, a lawyer representing Takeda pointed to the plaintiff’s lifestyle to explain his current health condition.

On March 4, Howard Greenberg, a clinical pharamacologist, delivered expert testimony about Takeda’s priorities regarding Actos. Greenberg noted that upon analyzing internal Takeda emails, it became clear that profits from Actos took precedence over consumer safety.

The content of these emails reveals that Takeda executives were concerned about the drug’s viability on the market if pharmaceutical regulators, like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ordered that the Actos drug label include information about bladder cancer. These emails go on to express that a bladder cancer warning would be a “worst-case scenario”, according to Bloomberg.

Cooper’s case is being heard in a California Superior Court in Los Angeles, and has been filed as Cooper v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc.

The worst-case scenario being poor drug sales resulting from a bladder cancer warning illustrates Takeda’s egregious disregard for consumer safety. Lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe work diligently for our clients to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for the harm their products cause consumers.

If you or someone you love has been injured by the use of Actos, and as a result, has developed bladder cancer, you and your loved one may be eligible to receive compensation.

For a free legal evaluation and for more information about filing an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit, contact an experienced trial lawyer at Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519 or by submitting a legal claim form.