Actos Plaintiff Deserves $5.3M For Bladder Cancer, Jury Told

Law360, Los Angeles (April 16, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT) -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. should pay $5.3 million in damages to a 79-year-old California man who claims diabetes drug Actos caused his terminal bladder cancer, his lawyer told a Los Angeles jury during closing arguments Tuesday in the first trial in a mass tort litigation against the Japan-based drugmaker.

Plaintiffs lawyer Michael J. Miller of The Miller Firm LLC told jurors in his closing argument that awarding his client, Jack Cooper, $5 million for pain, suffering and emotional distress was “letting Takeda off pretty easy.” Miller also...
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