Wyeth, Upjohn Hit With $27M In Punitive Damages

Law360, New York (March 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Wyeth is vowing to appeal after an Arkansas jury decided that it and Pfizer Inc. subsidiary Pharmacia & Upjohn Co. LLC should pay a combined $27.1 million in punitive damages in a case brought by a woman who says she developed breast cancer from the use of menopause drugs including Provera, Premarin and Prempro.

Wyeth said it would pursue post-trial motions and appeal the entire case if necessary. In February, a jury awarded plaintiff Donna Scroggin $2.75 million in compensatory damages.

“There is no basis in...
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