Defective Drug Lawsuit Against Hormone Therapy Drug ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Defective Drug Lawsuit Against Hormone Therapy Drug

Nadine Bender and Sheila Scott are two women who come from two different backgrounds but are connected by one critical point: They both say that the hormone therapy drugs they took to offset their menopausal symptoms caused their breast cancer and the pharmaceutical companies who made, promoted and sold the drugs should pay for their suffering. A defective drug lawsuit has been filed against Delaware-based Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, now owned by Pfizer, and Upjohn Company and their case is scheduled to go to trial in early January. Upjohn is the maker of Provera, a progestin pill that was taken with Wyeth’s estrogen pill, known as Premarin. Wyeth later combined progestin and estrogen in a drug called Prempro. “The Bender-Scott case is one of more than 5,000 lawsuits that have been filed across the country saying the companies manufactured and sold defective products while concealing information about the risks. The trial comes only two months after the Nevada Supreme Court upheld a $58 million jury award to three women — Arlene Rowatt of Incline Village, Pamela Forrester of Yerington and Jeraldine Scofield of Fallon — who made identical claims against Wyeth in a 2007 trail. Forrester and Rowatt have since died.” Read more..

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