Wyeth To Contest Jury Verdict In Prempro Trial

Law360, New York (October 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Describing the trial as one “riddled with errors,” Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. said it would appeal a verdict by a Nevada state jury that awarded $99 million in punitive damages to three women who blamed the drug maker's hormone pills for their breast cancer.

The pharmaceutical company said the “substantial irregularities” in deliberations by jurors, who mistakenly included the punitive damages sum in an earlier award for compensation, were strong grounds for appeal.

Wyeth said in a statement the judge presiding over the trial had instructed the...
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