Federal judge Rebecca Doherty who is overseeing the Actos drug injury multidistrict litigation (MDL) has recently made a decision that will make it easier for patients injured by the drug to join the lawsuit. What she signed was a direct-filing order which will allow anyone who has an Actos injury case to be able to join the Louisiana MDL. Thousands of patients suffered the negative side effects of the drug Actos, which was prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. One of the worst side effects of the drug was
bladder cancer, followed by heart failure.
The benefits of an MDL is that all patients injured in the same way can band together so that their voices can be heart by the drug manufacturer. This will also make matters less time-consuming so that a solution can be reached more quickly. If you were injured in this way, speak with a pharmaceutical injury lawyer from our firm.
Contact a dangerous drug lawyer at Arnold & Itkin if you believe you should be compensated for your Actos injuries.