All Actos bladder cancer cases that were part of the Multi-District Litigation (“MDL”) involving use of Actos prior to Dec. 1, 2011, and most other Actos cases filed elsewhere, were settled as of April 28, 2015. This includes all Actos clients who had retained Locks Law Firm to represent them as of that date. The settlement includes nearly 9,000 cases for a total of $2.4 billion. Completed claims packages with all required supporting documentation must be submitted by January 8, 2016. The Locks Law Firm pharmaceutical team has been working diligently to meet this deadline and ensure that all of our Actos clients receive the highest possible offers. It is not known how long it will take for all of the cases to be processed and paid, but we are hopeful that everything will be concluded in 2016. Locks Law Firm continues to accept Actos cases for persons who used Actos prior to Dec. 1, 2011 and were diagnosed with bladder cancer within the last two years.
At this time, the Locks Law Firm is open for business and is fully functional, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most of our attorneys and staff members are working remotely and we are fully equipped to continue providing all services during this time of uncertainty. As each state's guidelines are updated, we will gradually be returning to work from our four offices. In the meantime, we would ask that you communicate with us by phone, email or fax and we will respond as quickly as possible. Please do not visit our offices at this time without first communicating with a staff member.