The Actos Settlement Program became effective on Oct. 7, 2015, after the requisite number of eligible claimants elected to participate in the settlement program instead of pursuing individual lawsuits in court. In fact, more than 97 percent of the eligible Actos claimants elected to participate in the Settlement Program. Claims Packages, which included all core medical records necessary to prove an Actos-related injury as identified in the Actos Master Settlement Agreement, were due to be submitted to the Actos Claims Administrator on Jan. 8, 2016.
The Claims Administrator has started the review process for both the completeness of the claims submitted and substantive reviews of the medical records. We anticipate receiving point award notices from the Claims Administrator on the claims we submitted on behalf of our client in the coming months. If you have any questions about the terms of the settlement or the status of a particular claim, contact Liz Eiland, Liz.Eiland@beasleyallen.com, or Roger Smith, Roger.Smith@beasleyallen.com, at 334-269-2343.
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