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June 13, 2007

Judge Tosses $3 Million Verdict in Hormone Therapy Case

A Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge granted a defense motion for judgment NOV as to causation in a case in which a jury had earlier awarded $3 million to the plaintiffs.  Nelson v. Wyeth is one of two cases recently tried in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Complex Litigaion Center involving claims that prescription drug treatments for womens' menopausal problems, such as Wyeth's drug Prempro, have led to breast cancer or other serious health problems.  In the other case, Daniel v. Wyeth, the jury awarded the plaintiffs $1.5 million in compensatory damages but the trial judge ruled that punitive damages were not warranted.  That ruling has been appealed.  See Asher Hawkins' article for The Legal Intelligencer.

JDP

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