Fen-Phen Claimant Wrongly Denied Benefits, 3rd Circ. Told

Law360, Philadelphia (March 5, 2013, 2:02 PM EST) -- The court overseeing a national class action settlement over drug combination fen-phen is misinterpreting a key aspect of the agreement and wrongly denying benefits to class members harmed by the diet pill, a woman who was refused benefits for her open-heart surgery told the Third Circuit on Tuesday.

An attorney for Patricia Haberman argued that she should be able to collect her supplemental benefits as specified in a matrix of compensation benefits because her she developed an underlying condition after meeting the criteria for participation and...
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