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A plaintiff in an Actos product liability lawsuit has prevailed in an appeal after a trial court granted defendant pharmaceutical company a judgement notwithstanding verdict and tossed the jury’s finding in favor of plaintiff. pills4

Now, in Cooper v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals, case has been remanded back to trial court with instructions to reinstate the jury’s original verdict and enter a damage award in favor of plaintiff.

To offer some background: Actos is a type of diabetes drug that has been linked to a number of dangerous medical conditions, including congestive heart failure (heart attacks) and bladder cancer. Although consumers are instructed to avoid the drug except as a “last resort” due to the risks, the drug has been aggressively marketed as a first-resort and the risks largely downplayed or denied by the company.

In one of the most recent actions against the pushes of “Low-T” testosterone therapy drugs, a couple has filed a lawsuit against drug maker AbbieVie Inc. and Abbot Laboratories Inc., the manufacturers of a drug called AndroGel. gel

In Freeman v. AbbieVie, Inc., plaintiff alleges he was prescribed the drug to treat a number of symptoms purportedly caused by reduced levels of testosterone. Within several months of taking the drug, plaintiff asserts he started to suffer from a series of severe complications, which included pain and swelling in his groin, foot and leg.

He sought treatment from a primary care physician, who then referred him to the hospital for a full evaluation. Ultimately, he was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis, a potentially fatal condition that results when a blood clot forms deep in one’s veins, usually in the legs.