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Wyeth Found Liable In Hormone Replacement Trial

Law360 (October 4, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After six days of deliberations, jurors in the first state court trial over Wyeth’s hormone replacement therapy drugs finally reached a decision on Wednesday, finding that Prempro was a cause of a woman's breast cancer and ordering the drug maker to shell out $1 million in compensatory damages.

The jury in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas said Prempro was “a factual cause” of 67-year-old Jennie Nelson’s breast cancer. It also awarded the plaintiff's husband $500,000 in damages. Nelson had claimed that Wyeth was negligent in...
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