Judge Rebecca Doherty signed a Direct Filing Order in April that allows any plaintiff to add their lawsuit directly to Actos Multidistrict Litigation 2299.
In December 2011, a federal Judicial Panel consolidated several Actos lawsuits under one federal court, in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Honorable Rebecca Doherty is presiding over the multidistrict litigation, officially named In Re: Actos Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2299. In March 2012, a report from Bloomberg estimated that as many as 10,000 suits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals have been filed.
In response to this estimate, Judge Doherty signed the direct filing order to streamline the filing process for plaintiffs. With this order in place, plaintiffs do not have to file an Actos lawsuit in their local court – their suit can be transferred directly to Louisiana and become part of MDL 2299.
According to the Actos Resource Center, lawyers are helping patients who took Actos and have suffered from not only bladder cancer, but also heart injury or liver damage.
More information on procedures and the filing process can be found at the MDL 2299 website, on the procedures page.
If you live in South Carolina, and you or a loved one have taken Actos for more than a year, and have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, liver damage, or heart injury, contact the experienced lawyers at Strom Lawfirm, LLC. We offer free consultations to help get you on the road to recovery. 803.252.4800