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Three Case Management Orders Entered in Actos MDL

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There are currently more than 3500 Actos lawsuits centralized in the Western District of Louisiana in MDL: 2299 (In Re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation) before United States Magistrate Judge Hanna Doherty. In addition, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Actos, the diabetes medication, faces 4500... Read More

Jury Finds Takeda Intentionally Destroyed Actos Files

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A lawsuit that alleges the drug Actos causes bladder cancer has resulted in a bittersweet verdict for the plaintiff, Richard Myers, a retired bakery worker. Although the jury concluded that Takeda Pharmaceuticals must pay $155,000 for destroying documents crucial to numerous lawsuits, Myers could have... Read More

Takeda & Eli Lilly Get a Reprieve in Actos Lawsuit Award

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Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. won a partial but sizable reprieve from their $9 billion punitive damages Actos verdict in the Louisiana case of Terence Allen v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc. Mr. Allen, a former hardware store manager from Attica, NY, alleged... Read More

Illinois Couple Files Benicar Lawsuit

A Pawnee, Illinois couple has filed a Benicar diarrhea lawsuit, after the female plaintiff became severely ill as result of ingesting the blood pressure medication. Deborah Dirksen and her husband, Richard, allege the drug makers knew or should have known about the risk of enteropathy... Read More

Philadelphia Woman Wins $2 Million Actos Lawsuit Award

A 79-year-old retired accountant has won her legal battle with drug maker Takeda, securing a $2 million Actos lawsuit award. The product liability case was tried in Philadelphia state court, where after a short five hour deliberation, the panel found that Takeda failed to adequately... Read More

$9 Billion Punitive Actos Award Stands

Despite attempts by Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Elli Lily, the U.S.’s second largest verdict in 2014 will stand, reports Bloomberg News. At issue is a staggering $9 billion punitive-damage award handed down over allegations that the drug company concealed knowledge of Actos bladder cancer risks. The... Read More