Next week the Miller Firm begins its 6th Actos trial. KRISTUFEK V. TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICALS AMERICA,INC. will be tried in Philadelphia before the Honorable Marlene F. Lachman. We hope to continue our string of success including favorable jury verdicts in 4/5 trials to date.
To date, Takeda has refused to take responsibility and discuss settlement on the thousands of victims of bladder cancer as a result of ingestion of Actos. In Court, proving Takeda’s negligence and demonstrating causal support is no easy task as the trials involve numerous experts including regulatory, endocrinologists, urologists, and oncologists and detailed testimony from company witnesses. We anticipate the Kristufek trial will last roughly three weeks and we will keep you updated throughout the process.
Today, we are beginning the process of selecting the jury that will preside over the fate of the case. First and foremost, we want to emphasize that these jurors are taking a month out of their lives and we could not be more thankful for their civic service. The jury selection process is more an art than a science. We do our best to try to find jurors that will come into Court with an open mind and judge the facts for what they are. Off to work….stay tuned as we will be providing detailed updates throughout this trial.