Drug manufacturer accused of concealing knowledge about Actos

By Joel Brakken | Feb 3, 2014

A drug manufacturer is facing another suit over claims its prescription drug increases bladder cancer risk.

Jack Kissner filed a lawsuit Jan. 2 in the Cook County Circuit Court against against Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc., formerly known as Takeda North America Inc., and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. LTD, citing strict liability and negligence.

According to the complaint, Kissner was prescribed the medication Actos in 2008 and was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2013. He claims Actos was a dangerous product and that the defendants concealed knowledge that Actos can cause bladder cancer.

Kissner is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional requirements and is being represented by Allen N. Schwartz of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz and attorneys at Monsour Law Firm in Texas.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L000021.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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