Actos Lawsuit News | Actos Lawsuit - Part 2

Drugmakers Seek Reversal of $9 Billion Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Verdict

Laura Woods | July 15th, 2014
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Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly are seeking to have a $9 billion Actos bladder cancer lawsuit verdict reversed or for a new trial. The companies claim the jury awarded the momentous verdict out of “passion and prejudice.” A Louisiana federal jury hit the pharmaceutical giants with an overwhelming $9 billion in punitive damages and an additional $1.5 million in compensatory… Read more »

Wisconsin Sisters File Actos Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Laura Woods | July 8th, 2014
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Two Wisconsin women have filed an Actos wrongful death lawsuit of behalf of  their father. Plaintiff Diana Groll serves as the Special Administrator of her late father, Frank J. Mastrocola’s estate. Her sister, Cris Mastrocola Guenther serves as a co-plaintiff. Actos, also known as pioglitazone, is an orally ingested medication designed to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. The drug was… Read more »

Judge Determines That Takeda Intentionally Destroyed Evidence

Jacky Gale | July 1st, 2014
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For months, plaintiffs who filed Actos lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals have experienced setbacks, claiming that the defendants failed to preserve evidence or intentionally destroyed evidence. Now, a new ruling issued by U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty determined that the pharmaceutical giant did indeed intentionally destroy or delete documents that were integral to the plaintiffs’ cases. The Judge issued a ruling… Read more »

Actos Manufacturer Won’t Face Sanctions in Cancer Trial

Jacky Gale | June 24th, 2014
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Judge Rebecca F. Doherty issued a ruling on June 11 with regards to an Actos cancer lawsuit. The plaintiffs, Terrence Allen and his wife, had filed a motion to impose sanctions on the defendants, Eli Lilly & Co., claiming that a witness had committed perjury. The lawsuit had been pending in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of… Read more »

Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Files Actos and Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

Laura Woods | June 17th, 2014
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts has filed an Actos and bladder cancer lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, in an attempt to recover damages from claims paid to those insured by the company who developed the disease as an alleged result of ingesting the Type II diabetes drug. The complaint was filed on June 11 in the U.S. District Court… Read more »