Pharmacy Owners May Feel the Heat in Actos Lawsuits

Actos lawsuits are starting to go to trial and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Actos, isn’t the only one feeling the heat — also included as defendants in some of the cases are pharmacy owners who filled the prescriptions and doctors who prescribed them. Plaintiffs in the Actos cases allege they suffered injuries such as bladder cancer as a result of taking the diabetes medication.

For example, George Karos, pharmacy owner and mayor of Martinsburg, has been named a defendant in an Actos lawsuit. The plaintiff in the case claims the drug caused him to develop bladder cancer. He filed the lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Karos who filled the prescription for Actos in his pharmacy Patterson’s Drug Store.

The plaintiff claims that Karos had a duty to warn him of the potential risk of bladder cancer when filling his prescription. Karos claims that he did nothing but fill a prescription that was prescribed by the plaintiff’s physician.

According to the lawsuit, Patterson’s Drug Store failed to provide a medication guide that included adequate warnings about the risk of bladder cancer.

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Takeda Pharmaceuticals for the diabetes medication Actos. Many of the lawsuits allege the company failed to warn patients about the risk of bladder cancer.

As Connecticut product liability lawyers, the attorneys at Berkowitz and Hanna LLC are available to investigate potential Actos cancer lawsuits on behalf of diabetes patients who have been diagnosed with bladder cancer and who have a history of taking Actos.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, we may be able to help you. To schedule a consultation with an attorney at our firm, please contact us today.

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