Wyeth eventually paid more than $13 billion to settle tens of thousands of Fen Phen personal injury lawsuits
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than people who filed Phen Phen Lawsuit. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
On July 17th, 2012, the US FDA approved the new diet pill Qsymia by Vivus Inc. Qsymia is a combination of two FDA-approved drugs, phentermine and topiramate, in an extended-release formulation. Qsymia must not be used during pregnancy because it can cause harm to a fetus. Phentermine was one-half of the popular Wyeth obesity drug Fen Phen which was withdrawn from the market in 1997; it was linked with heart valve damage and primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH).
In October 1999, Wyeth Laboratories, the company manufacturing Fen Phen, settled a class action lawsuit (MDL No.1203 in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania) filed on behalf of numerous plaintiffs who claimed they suffered from heart valve damage, primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) and other complications after taking the diet pill. As CBS News reported on February 24th, 2012, Wyeth eventually paid more than $13 billion to settle tens of thousands of Fen Phen personal injury lawsuits.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of severe adverse events from Fen Phen, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat from Fen Phen remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
Findings of the 2008 study, published in BMC Medicine, indicate that many individuals that had taken Fen Phen in the past were found to have heart valve damage up to 7 years later. The most insidious part of Fen Phen and heart valve damage is that many people who took Fen Phen are just now experiencing symptoms indicating that they have heart problems.
AttorneyOne informs you that if someone has already filed a claim and received a settlement but their condition deteriorated overtime they may be eligible for further compensation.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Fen Phen lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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