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Partners Tommy Fibich & Russ Briggs Help Negotiate Actos Settlement

6 May. 2015

Partners Tommy Fibich & Russ Briggs Help Negotiate Actos Settlement

Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland Briggs & Josephson

Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs is proud to announce that two of our firm’s Partners - Tommy Fibich and Russ Briggs - were instrumental in the coordination of a $2.4 billion dollar settlement for Actos bladder cancer lawsuits.

The settlement - which was reached on Tuesday April 28 th - is intended to compensate thousands of individuals who were allegedly diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos - a prescription diabetes medication manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

The case involved over 3,900 plaintiffs whose cases were consolidated in Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County. Tommy Fibich served as co-lead counsel and negotiating counsel.

Our firm congratulates Partners Fibich and Briggs on their significant victory - which can help thousands of families who were affected by cancer after taking Actos. You can read more about the settlement and their involvement on this press release or this New York Times article .

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Our firm is proud to have three lawyers on our team who are board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Tommy Fibich is a board certified civil trial law specialist, and Russell Briggs and Jay Henderson are board certified personal injury trial law specialists. Board certification is a great honor-in fact-only 10% of practicing attorneys in the state have earned the right to be publicly recognized as certified specialists in their respective fields.