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Divided 8th Circuit Panel Readmits Plaintiff Expert On Short-Term Prempro Risk
Posted on 27 Jul 2012 by Tom Moylan

ST. LOUIS - (Mealey's) In a 2-1 ruling July 26, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reversed summary judgment in two Prempro bellwether cases that involve the risk of breast cancer in women who took the hormone replacement therapy drug for less... Read More

N.J. Appeals Court: Hormone Replacement Therapy Plaintiffs Didn't Rebut Label Adequacy
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 by Tom Moylan

TRENTON, N.J. - (Mealey's) A New Jersey appeals court panel on Sept. 29 affirmed summary judgment in two hormone replacement therapy (HRT) cases in which the state's mass tort court found that the plaintiffs failed to present sufficient evidence... Read More

Jury In 5th Prempro MDL Bellwether Finds Wyeth Didn't Fail To Warn About Cancer
Posted on 21 Oct 2011 by Tom Moylan

JONESBORO, Ark. - (Mealey's) The fifth bellwether trial in the Prempro multidistrict litigation ended in a defense verdict on Oct. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas after a jury found that Wyeth did not inadequately... Read More

$4 Million In Compensatory Damages Awarded By Connecticut Jury In Prempro Breast Cancer Trial
Posted on 19 Apr 2012 by Tom Moylan

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - (Mealey's) A Connecticut federal jury on April 18 awarded a plaintiff and her husband $4 million in compensatory damages after finding that the hormone replacement therapy drug Prempro caused the plaintiff's breast cancer (... Read More

Utah Federal Jury Awards HRT Breast Cancer Plaintiff $5.1 Million Compensatory Verdict
Posted on 10 Sep 2012 by Tom Moylan

SALT LAKE CITY - (Mealey's) A Utah federal jury on Sept. 7 awarded a hormone replacement therapy plaintiff $5.1 million in compensatory damages after finding that her breast cancer was caused by Premarin, Provera and Prempro and that manufacturer... Read More

Pennsylvania Jury Finds Prempro Did Not Cause Women's Breast Cancers
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by Shane Dilworth

PHILADELPHIA - (Mealey's) A Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court jury on Aug. 18 decided that two women's use of Wyeth's Prempro did not cause them to develop breast cancer and that the maker of the hormone replacement therapy should not be required... Read More

Conn. Federal Judge Awards $1.7 Million In Punitive Damages In Prempro Breast Cancer Case
Posted on 5 Aug 2013 by Tom Moylan

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — (Mealey’s) Applying Connecticut law governing punitive damages in product liability actions, a Connecticut federal judge on Aug. 5 awarded $1,769,932 to a woman and her husband, who in April 2012 were awarded $4 million... Read More

Wyeth Wins 4th Prempro MDL Bellwether Trial
Posted on 20 Oct 2010 by Tom Moylan

JONESBORO, Ark. - (Mealey's) An Arkansas federal jury on Oct. 19 said a plaintiff did not prove that Wyeth inadequately warned her and her doctor that the hormone replacement therapy drug Prempro could cause breast cancer ( In re: Prempro Products... Read More

Pa. High Court Reconsiders, Won’t Disturb $8.6M Prempro Punitive Damages Award
Posted on 17 Dec 2013 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Dec. 16 let stand an $8.6 million punitive damages verdict in a Prempro hormone replacement therapy case after dismissing the appeal as improvidently granted ( Mary Daniel, et al... Read More

Virginia Federal Jury Says Woman Didn't Prove Prempro Warnings Were Inadequate
Posted on 3 Dec 2010 by Tom Moylan

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - (Mealey's) A Virginia federal jury on Dec. 3 found that a woman who claimed to have developed breast cancer from taking Wyeth's Prempro hormone replacement therapy drug did not prove that warnings provided to her doctor were... Read More

Pennsylvania Panel Reinstates Compensatory, Punitive Damages In Prempro Case
Posted on 8 Feb 2011 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania Superior Court panel on Feb. 7 reinstated a $1.68 million compensatory damage verdict and a sealed punitive damage verdict in a state court Prempro case ( Mary Daniel, et al. v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. , Nos.... Read More

Connecticut Federal Jury Finds Warning Adequate In Prempro Wrongful Death Suit
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Tom Moylan

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - (Mealey's) Wyeth is not liable for the breast cancer death of a woman who took the company's hormone therapy drugs Premarin and Prempro, a Connecticut federal jury said May 30, finding that the drugs' labeling contained... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Hear Prempro/Premarin Punitive Damages Appeal
Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 declined to review a Nevada Supreme Court decision affirming a $35 million punitive damages award in a Prempro/Premarin injury case ( Wyeth LLC, et al., v. Jeraldine Scofield, et al.... Read More

Supreme Court Denies Wyeth's Petition For Certiorari Over Punitive Damages Trial
Posted on 22 Jun 2010 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 21 denied Wyeth's petition for a writ of certiorari seeking reversal of the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling allowing a punitive-damages-only trial for a woman claiming that... Read More