Monday, December 06, 2010

Prempro: Verdict for the Defendant

Wyeth  properly warned a Virginia woman’s doctors about the risks of its Prempro menopause drug, a jury ruled today in rejecting her claim for damages. The Plaintiff was Ms. Torkie -Tork.

The verdict was reached in USDCT in Alexandria, Virginia last week. It took just a few hours to reach the result. Wyeth has now successfully defended four lawsuits in a row.

Also last week the Nevada Supreme Court last week affirmed a $57.6 million award to three women who said  Prempro was the cause of the cancer each suffered. The verdict included $35 million in punitive damages the panel handed down in 2007 over Wyeth officials’ mishandling of the drug.