Tag Archives: Provera

Jury awards $5 million in HRT-breast cancer case

A woman who developed breast cancer after taking combination hormone therapy drugs including Premarin, Provera and Prempro for 15 years won a $5 million award against drug companies Wyeth and Upjohn this month.

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Prempro plaintiff can’t show causation, District Court rules

A product liability plaintiff could not show that the alleged failure of pharmaceutical companies to warn about the dangers of their hormone therapy drugs was the proximate cause of her breast cancer, a U.S. District Court in South Carolina has ...

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Pa. court reinstates $28M punitive award in HRT case

A $28 million award of punitive damages was not unconstitutionally excessive in a product liability case brought by a woman who contracted breast cancer after taking hormone replacement therapy drugs, a Pennsylvania appellate court has ruled in reversing judgment.

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Prempro breast cancer cases settle after jury awards $76 million

After a jury in Philadelphia awarded $76 million in compensatory damages to three women who claimed that the hormone therapy drugs Prempro, Premarin and Provera caused their breast cancer, drug maker Wyeth Pharmaceuticals settled the cases for a confidential amount.

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Plaintiff’s expert can’t testify in Prempro case

A treating physician could not testify as an expert in a product liability lawsuit alleging that the plaintiff’s breast cancer was caused by her ingestion of hormone replacement therapy drugs, a U.S. District Court in West Virginia has ruled.

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Drug litigation in review 2010

Much like 2009, 2010 was a busy year for prescription drug suits.

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