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Fen-Phen Claims Will Stand, Judge Orders

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Washington, DCPfizer has lost its bid to have claims dismissed that alleged the lethal diet drug fen-phen caused disease years after people stopped taking it. Fen-phen was recalled in 1997 due to reports that it caused primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH), which can be fatal.

According to experts hired by the plaintiffs, fen-phen, manufactured by Wyeth, which was bought by Pfizer in 2009, can cause PPH more than 10 years after the last use of the diet drug.

The drug was enormously popular, with over 6 million prescriptions written before its recall. At one time, Wyeth faced in excess of 175,000 fen-phen- related claims alleging it hid the health risks in order to make billions in profits. Wyeth had set aside over $21 billion to settle fen-phen related lawsuits.

According to report by Bloomberg.com, fen-phen lung-disease lawsuits have generated verdicts and settlements in the tens of millions of dollars. In one case, a Texas jury awarded the family of Cynthia Cappel-Coffey $113 million in compensatory damages and $900 million in punitive damages. Cappel-Coffey had died from fen-phen related PPH.

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I took phenfen in the mid 90's and have just started haveing problems in the last 3 or 4 years. I was never contacted about the potential lawsuit so i didnt know anything about my rights. If i have been recently diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension and i am currently on oxygen 24/7 do i still have any rights Or legal recourse? Please advise. Thank you

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Father passed away years back before claim; prescribed this medication. Never filed claim. How can my Mother get help? No attorney wants to help so far. Have access to records, MD, and witnesses.

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Hi Linda, you can check the status of your claim by going to this link: http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/status.html

As all claims may be reviewed by more than one attorney, you may wish to check the status of your claim submission periodically.

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I WROTE YOU ABOUT THIS DRUG I WANT TO KNOW IF YOU ARE GONNA CALL ME ON THIS MATTER I NEVER GOT A CHANCE TO DO ANY THING I HAVE ALL MY REPORTS ON THIS MEDS 19 91 THREW 1997 AND 202 I WAS GONNA SEND ALL THE PAPER TO YOU NEVER HEARD ANY THING PLEASE CALL ME

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i took that fen-phen and i havent heard any thing and i tryed to do something back in 2002 and sence then i have been getting worse as in depressin and ionamine and it had caused alot of differnt stuff for me so hopeyou call me soon on this

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