According to sources close to the negotiations and recent press reports, Takeda Pharmaceuticals has offered $2.2 billion to resolve approximately 8,000 bladder cancer cases filed against the company in federal and state courts around the United States. The settlement would end years of litigation surrounding claims that Takeda ignored and downplayed concerns that Actos can cause bladder cancer. It remains to be seen whether the settlement will be finalized. Some plaintiffs’ lawyers believe the gross settlement amount is too little to adequately compensate injured plaintiffs. Additionally, whether the settlement would cover claims of individuals who have not yet asserted a claim against Takeda Pharmaceuticals is still under discussion. In 2014, a federal court jury in Louisiana awarded $9 billion in punitive damages to a plaintiff after finding that Takeda failed to properly warn that Actos can cause bladder cancer. Contact Lewis Saul & Associates, P.C. To Discuss Your Rights If you or a loved one used Actos and suffered bladder cancer, you may be entitled to pursue a claim against the manufacturers for damages. For a free and confidential case evaluation, please call our office toll-free at (888) 747-5342 or complete our online contact form and we will promptly respond to your inquiry.