Wyeth unit reserved more than $21 billion to settle lawsuits over these diet drugs
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2013
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, informs on the latest news concerning Phen Phen.
According to court data updated on March 5th, 2013, by the US Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (MDL), there are 101 actions pending in the Fen Phen MDL (IN RE: Diet Drugs (Phentermine/ Fenfluramine/ Dexfenfluramine) Products Liability Litigation, No. 1203, US District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania). Fen Phen, a popular Wyeth obesity drug, was withdrawn from the market in 1997 as it was linked with heart valve damage and primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH).
On January 16th, 2013, US District Judge signed the pretrial order that the motion of Wyeth on Fen Phen primary pulmonary hypertension lawsuit is denied (Pennsylvania Eastern District Court, Case No. 2:2012cv20010). In the lawsuit, plaintiff claims she suffers from primary pulmonary hypertension as a result of ingesting Wyeth’s diet drugs known as Fenfluramine and Phentermine.
Taking into consideration the latest developments, AttorneyOne.com updated the website and, now, can actively provide an expert opinion including how to get in contact with legal counsel easily and inexpensively in case of alleged Fen Phen severe complications. Sean Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, adds that the relevant information illustrates that people continue to file Fen Phen lawsuits. "For that reason", he continues, "our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
On August 30th 2012, BusinessWeek reported that Pfizer Inc. lost its bid to have claims that the Fen Phen pills caused a fatal lung disease years after users stopped taking them thrown out. Its Wyeth unit reserved more than $21 billion to settle lawsuits over these diet drugs.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Fen Phen lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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