January 19, 2011 – According to a report from Pharmalot, Pfizer has been denied an appeal on a Prempro judgment. This comes after 3 women in Nevada were awarded a $58 million judgment against the drug manufacturer. Prempro is a hormone replacement therapy made by Wyeth, which Pfizer now owns. Prempro was found to increase the chance of developing breast cancer, which is what happened to the 3 women from Nevada who filed a lawsuit against Pfizer. Jeraldine Scofield, Pamela Forrester and Arlene Rowatt were originally awarded a $134 million judgment but that was later reduced. Since that time Forrester and Rowatt have passed away. Wyeth was ere are still approximately 8,000 pending cases against Pfizer. While the company has lost other lawsuits, this one was the first in which it had to pay punitive damages. Pfizer’s appeal of this judgment has been denied. When a dangerous drug leads to severe injuries or even death, the manufacturer and maker of the drug may be held liable. If you have suffered after taking a dangerous drug, you should consult with a dangerous drug attorney.
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found to have downplayed the risk of developing breast cancer even though numerous studies demonstrated otherwise. Until 2002, this hormone replacement therapy was popular but when the risk of breast cancer was found to be as high as 24%, sales began to decline. When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of a dangerous drug you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a dangerous drug attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries and decide if filing a dangerous drug claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of dangerous product attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your dangerous drug claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.