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HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY DRUG VERDICT

Defendants Wyeth and Upjohn filed post-trial judgments and asked the court to reduce the jury verdict which awarded Donna Scroggins $2.75 million in compensatory damages and $8 million in punitive damages.  Scroggins claimed the drug companies failed to warn her of the increased risk of breast cancer resulting from their estrogen and progestin products (hormone replacement therapy or HRT).  After taking the hormone replacement therapy, Scroggins was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Judge William Wilson Jr. upheld the compensatory damages award, but he vacated the punitive damages award.  Click here for the full opinion.

The verdict sets precedent for causation for other women that have taken Wyeth’s hormone replacement drug Prempro and have been diagnosed with cancer.  FULL STORY