8th Circ. Revives Prempro Hormone Suits Against Wyeth

Law360, Los Angeles (July 26, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT) -- A split Eighth Circuit panel held Thursday in multidistrict litigation that an Alabama district court abused its discretion by excluding expert testimony that short-term use of hormone replacement therapies like Prempro increases breast cancer risk, reversing summary judgment for Wyeth Inc. in two product liability suits.

The majority of the three-judge panel found that an Alabama magistrate judge should have allowed plaintiffs Pamela Kuhn and Shirley Davison to rely on the testimony of Dr. Donald F. Austin to prove that short-term use of Wyeth’s hormone replacement...
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