Wyeth unit reserved more than $21 billion to settle lawsuits over the Fen Phen drug
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than people who suffer from Fen Fen adverse events. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
As BusinessWeek reported on August 30th 2012, Pfizer Inc. whose Wyeth unit reserved more than $21 billion to settle lawsuits over the Fen Phen drug, lost its bid to have claims that the pills caused a fatal disease years after users stopped taking them thrown out [In Re: Diet Drugs (phentermine/Fenfluramine/Dexfenfluramine) MDL No. 1203, US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania]. The popular obesity drug Fen Phen was withdrawn from the market in 1997 after it was linked with heart valve damage and primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH).
According to a study published in BMC Medicine in 2008, many individuals that had taken Fen Phen in the past suffered heart valve damage that appeared up to 7 years later. In October 1999, Wyeth Laboratories settled a class action lawsuit 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.
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.”
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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