INDIANAPOLIS — In response to allegations that Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Co., intentionally hid the health risks of Actos from consumers, a jury awarded the defendants a $9 billion settlement in which Takeda would pay $6 billion and Eli Lilly the other $3 billion.

However, when reviewed by a federal judge, the settlement was reduced by over 99% to just $36.8 million. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty of Lafayette, La., determined that the original award was excessive and led to her reducing it “to the maximum amount a jury could have properly awarded.”

“While we have empathy for the plaintiff, we believe the evidence did not support his claims,” Mike Harrington, senior vice president and general counsel at Lilly, said to the Indy Star, “We will continue working vigorously to overturn the verdict.”

While the original settlement led to Lilly asserting that Takeda was fully responsible and should pay all damages, the reduced rate will likely lead to Lilly stepping back from previous claims against Takeda.

The original settlement was awarded after a trial within a multidistrict litigation that involved thousands of Actos lawsuits. However, Takeda is still facing over 8,000 U.S. lawsuits regarding its handling of Actos.

Lilly and Takeda have not been partners on the drug since 2006 with Lilly retaining the right to sell the drug in Asia, Europe, Canada and Mexico. At one time, Actos charted sales of nearly $4.5 billion per year.

Our No-Fee Promise on Actos Cases

You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. If you choose us, it literally costs you nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:

  • No money to get started
  • We pay all case costs and expenses
  • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a Actos settlement
  • Phone calls are always free

Start Your Actos Lawsuit Claim

Our Actos lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

  1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
  2. Call (866) 280-4722 any time of day to tell us about your case.

We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.

WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing lawsuit claims.