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First Actos Bladder Cancer Suit In W.Va. Goes To Trial

Law360, New York (October 17, 2014, 6:13 PM EDT) -- The first trial in West Virginia state court over allegations that Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.'s widely prescribed diabetes drug Actos causes bladder cancer begins Monday, featuring the same plaintiffs firm that has taken Actos cases to trial in four other states and secured three pro-plaintiff verdicts.

The West Virginia trial comes shortly after the Miller Firm LLC secured a $2 million verdict in Philadelphia on Oct. 3 over the blockbuster drug. It will be only the eighth case to go to trial out of thousands filed throughout the country in state and federal court. Four of those trials have resulted in...

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