Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Summary Judgment for Wyeth in Minnesota HRT Lawsuit

A Minnesota judge granted summary judgment for Wyeth today in a hormone replacement therapy (HRT) lawsuit.  Here's an excerpt from the Reuters story:

A judge in Minnesota has dismissed a product liability lawsuit against Wyeth, granting the drugmaker's motion for summary judgment in a case in which a woman blamed the company's hormone replacement therapy for her breast cancer, Wyeth said on Tuesday.

In dismissing the case that had been scheduled to go to trial in January, Judge George McGunnigle of the Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis found that the plaintiff, Patricia Zandi, had not offered any scientifically valid evidence to support her claim that she had developed breast cancer as a result using Wyeth's Premarin and Prempro.

The decision is bound to dampen some of the momentum for HRT plaintiffs generated by the recent Reno verdict.



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