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Actos Lawsuits Headed for Mass Settlement

According to a recent announcement by Actos manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals, over 96 percent of the eligible claimants have agreed to take part in the Actos product liability resolution program. Through the program, over 9,000 plaintiffs may receive compensation for their injuries without the uncertainty that exists in continued litigation. With over... Read more »

New Actos Trial Underway in Las Vegas

The latest Actos trial to begin in U.S. courts started on Thursday, August 27 in Las Vegas, under the direction of Judge Jerry Wiese II. Attorneys working for two southern Nevada claimants argue that their clients suffered severe side effects from the diabetes drug, including death. The trial is expected to... Read more »

Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by Multiple Plaintiffs

Twelve plaintiffs have filed lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, claiming the drug caused their spouse or themselves to develop bladder cancer. Each Actos lawsuit will be added to the ongoing multidistrict litigation in the Western District of Louisiana. Actos is an oral diabetes medication used to control blood sugar levels in... Read more »

Federal Judge Orders Coordination with State Actos Lawsuits

The federal judge presiding over thousands of Actos lawsuits that are currently consolidated in a multi-district litigation (MDL) recently issued a handful of case management orders. The orders are an apparent attempt to streamline the large, complex litigation, encourage large-scale settlement, and prevent duplication of thousands of state court Actos... Read more »

PA Woman Nets $2 Million Actos Lawsuit Award

Earlier this month, a 79-year-old Philadelphia woman received a $2 million Actos lawsuit award for her bladder cancer claim. The jurors, after deliberating for more than five hours, found that the manufacturer was liable for Frances Wisniewski’s bladder cancer because it failed to warn her doctors about the cancer risk.... Read more »

$9 Billion Punitive Actos Lawsuit Award Upheld

The judge in one of the early Actos bladder cancer trials has upheld a record-breaking $9 billion punitive damages award against Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly, who recently attempted to have the Actos lawsuit award thrown out. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty ruled that the jurors who assigned the award... Read more »