Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Feb 13, 2015 2:08:55 PM A Philadelphia state court jury awarded a $2.3 million dollar verdict against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to John Kristufek, a retired teacher who developed bladder cancer after taking the diabetes drug Actos. The jury awarded more than $300,000 for his medical expenses, and $2 million for the pain… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Oct 7, 2014 1:09:00 PM On Friday a state court jury awarded 79-year old Frances Wisniewski $2,050,000 in compensatory damages in her lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals for her development of bladder cancer after taking Actos to help control her diabetes. The jury rejected Takeda’s claim that Ms. Wisniewski’s smoking caused her bladder… Read More


Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of diabetes drug Actos (generic name pioglitazone), intentionally destroyed and deleted key documents that would have helped plaintiffs in their bladder cancer lawsuits pending against the company, according to the federal judge overseeing the litigation. Judge Rebecca Doherty ruled that Takeda destroyed relevant documents, intentionally deleted documents in bad faith with knowledge of its legal duty to preserve them, and the absence of those documents was and is prejudicial to plaintiffs.… Read More