Have you or a loved one been injured by Actos (pioglitazone) and interested in filing a class action lawsuit against the manufacturers of this drug?
If so, we can help. Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Actos Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a class action suit and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of injured individuals and/or their family members that have suffered from a heart attack, stroke or unfortunate death after taking Actos.
Update: FDA Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Link
December 15, 2016 - FDA has updated its review of Actos, confirming that use of the drug may increase the risk of bladder cancer. While Actos labels already contain a warning about the bladder cancer risk, the agency is once again updating the labeling to describe the additional studies it has reviewed.
About Class Action Lawsuits
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.”
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action
In some instances, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.
However, a class action suit can also be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees.
At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each clients recovery by filing individual Actos lawsuits on their behalf.
Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Update April 8, 2014: In the first U.S. trial of its kind, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly were ordered to pay a total of $9 billion in punitive damages after a jury agreed that the companies failed to warn the public and medical communities about the bladder cancer risk associated with their controversial type 2 diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone). The lawsuit claimed that Takeda and Lilly downplayed or ignored concerns about Actos’ link to bladder cancer, and mislead health authorities in order to protect profits. Click here to learn more.
Do I Have an Actos Lawsuit?
The Defective Drug & Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in Actos lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by Actos, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an Actos lawsuit and we can help.