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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

$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

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

Duane Morris Alert: Big Win For Drug Companies Under The New Jersey Product Liability Act
Posted on 16 Nov 2011 by Duane Morris LLP

On September 29, 2011, in Bailey v. Wyeth, et al. , a New Jersey appellate court affirmed summary judgment in favor of two Pfizer subsidiaries and Wyeth, Inc., dismissing claims for violations of New Jersey's Product Liability Act (PLA). The claims... 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

Pennsylvania Jury Awards $72.6 Million To 3 Women In HRT Breast Cancer Case
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA - (Mealey's) A Pennsylvania state court jury on Dec. 6 awarded $72.6 million to three women who say they developed breast cancer after taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drugs made by subsidiaries of Pfizer Inc. ( Susan Elfont,... Read More

High Court Rejects Drug Maker's Appeal
Posted on 21 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court is allowing a new trial in the case of a woman who got breast cancer after taking hormone replacement therapy and is seeking punitive damages against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. The justices on Monday rejected... Read More

Williams Love O’Leary & Powers Files Prempro Lawsuit
Posted on 17 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. — Attorney Mike Williams announced March 11 a lawsuit filed by Sharron Selman, Joan Tope and Linda Narz, who want doctors to stop prescribing the hormone replacement drug Prempro and its active ingredients. At the same time... Read More