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Lawyers ask for $60 million for Clark County women who took diabetes drug
(Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
By DAVID FERRARA
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
A pair of Clark County women deserve at least $60 million after developing bladder cancer from taking the diabetes drug Actos, one of their attorneys told a jury Monday.
The lawyers for Delores Cipriano, 81, and Bertha Triana, 80, have said they plan to seek billions of dollars more in punitive damages from the Japan-based drug maker Takeda as the case wraps up this week.
After a three-month trial that started in Las Vegas in February, the jury heard the start of closing arguments Monday in the product liability trial against Asia’s largest drug maker over the cancer risks of the prescription diabetes drug pioglitaone, known as Actos.
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