Eli Lilly (LLY) has settled a lawsuit in which four sisters claimed that a drug their mother...

|About: Eli Lilly and Company (LLY)|By:, SA News Editor

Eli Lilly (LLY) has settled a lawsuit in which four sisters claimed that a drug their mother took during pregnancy in the 1950s caused their breast cancers. The deal could prompt settlements in dozens of other lawsuits. The treatment, called DES, was sold by many companies and was designed to prevent miscarriages and premature births. It was taken off the market in the early 1970s for safety reasons.