Navigation Links
Maryland Woman Thankful for Wyeth Verdicts
Date:11/24/2009

POTOMAC, Md., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to family, friends and health, cancer survivor Diane Wisneski has added Philadelphia jurors to her Thanksgiving gratitude list.

"They heard the facts and made the just choice. I am so thankful to them," she said of Monday's verdicts totaling $103 million in damages against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

Wisneski is among 12,000 women nationwide who have sued Wyeth and Pfizer pharmaceuticals, makers of the hormone therapy drugs Premarin and Prempro. Wisneski and the other victims of hormone therapy have alleged in lawsuits that Wyeth and Pfizer inappropriately promoted spurious benefits of the drugs, failed to do studies to establish that the drug was safe for long term use, and down played the risks to patients and their doctors. Wisneski's case has yet to come to trial.

"When I was first diagnosed, I had one grandchild. I prayed I would live to see his first birthday. Today I have five, and am thankful every day for the chance to see them grow up. Other women have not been so lucky," Wisneski said.

Her attorney, Robert K. Jenner, of Baltimore, said the verdicts reflected, "Outrage by average Americans against deception, lies and misdirection."

Breast cancer survivors are continuing to win the war against Wyeth and Pfizer. Of the last 12 jury verdicts, 10 have awarded compensation to plaintiffs.

"When the facts are laid on the table, jurors find Wyeth and Prempro responsible for causing an epidemic of breast cancer," he said. "Wyeth lawyers actually tell jurors, 'Hormone therapy does not cause cancer.' This goes against everything the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health have announced to be true. It's no wonder that juries routinely levy punitive damage verdicts against these companies."

Jenner, with Janet, Jenner & Suggs, is co-counsel for Connie Barton, of Peoria, Ill. The jury's $75 million punitive damage verdict against Wyeth was announced on Monday. The firm has represented Barton since March 2004 when the Peoria woman contacted Jenner, a pharmaceutical liability lawyer. The case was tried by their co-counsel, Zoe Littlepage and Rainey Booth.

Comments from Barton, along with plaintiff, Donna Kendall, who was awarded $28 million, along with other information about the litigation, can be viewed at http://myadvocates.com/prescription-drugsmedications/double-trouble-for-pfizer

Kendall is represented by Philadelphia attorney Tobias Millrood.

Sales of Prempro have fallen dramatically since 2002 when a large federal health study, the Women's Health Initiative, was halted when researchers confirmed a link between Prempro and breast cancer.

About Janet, Jenner & Suggs

The law firm of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC is a nationally recognized law firm dedicated to representing victims of defective medical devices, prescription drugs and medical malpractice. Each of the firm's principals is named in The Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers®. The firm has offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Columbia, South Carolina. The firm accepts clients and referrals from patients and attorneys throughout the country.

Released by Janet, Jenner & Suggs

For more information contact Teresa Kelly, 512-328-4276

SOURCE Janet, Jenner & Suggs


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Potential Breakthrough Cancer Treatment Emerges from MIPS-Funded Clinical Trial Teaming CSA Medical Inc. and University of Maryland Researchers
2. UM Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program Approves 18 Collaborative Research Projects, Worth $4.4 Million, Between University Faculty, State Technology Companies
3. Delcath Expands Phase III Trial for Metastatic Melanoma to Include University of Maryland Medical Center
4. Malaria Vaccine Developer Sanaria Inc. Receives the Technology Council of Marylands Emerging Company of the Year Award
5. Oramed Pharmaceuticals Chosen to Present Results of GLP-1 Analog Enteral Administration Study at the Diabetes Technology Societys Eighth Annual Meeting (November 13-15, 2008; Bethesda, Maryland)
6. TAXUS WOMAN Study Reports Positive Clinical Outcomes for the TAXUS(R) Drug-eluting Stent in Women
7. Congresswoman Supporting Spinal Cord Research Intended to Benefit U.S. Veterans
8. Melanoma and Pregnancy: What Every Woman Needs to Know About the Risks, Prognosis
9. British Woman Celebrates a Year of Living Cancer-Free
10. Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year and MISSION Skincare Co-Founder, Serena Williams, Teams Up with CVS/pharmacy to Launch National Active Lifestyle Skincare Destinations
11. Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Announce Receipt of an FDA Action Letter for Bifeprunox, an Investigational Treatment for Schizophrenia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 26, 2016 ... care operating models within the health care industry is ... financial efficiency , Deloitte offers a suite of ... business issues impacting efficient cost optimization: labor resource analysis, ... These services facilitate better outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Calif. , June 24, 2016  Global ... a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the ... needs, today announced the closing of its previously ... common stock, at the public offering price of ... the offering were offered by GBT. GBT estimates ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... DUBLIN , June 24, 2016 ... addition of the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart ... Integrated Photovoltaics Structural electronics involves ... as load-bearing, protective structures, replacing dumb structures such ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme mood ... something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was a ... children and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving on ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. ... accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, ... and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and ... essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor ... National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Nevada (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Vegas client, The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations ... in Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) ... held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, ... organization dedicated to helping service members that have been wounded in battle and their ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):