Hormone Therapy Victims Win Important Appeal


On November 2, 2009, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in Scroggin v. Wyeth (Case No. 08-2555). The decision gives the green light for federal trials on Wyeth’s and Pfizer’s hormone therapy drugs. In affirming judgment on a jury verdict of compensatory damages, the federal appellate court rejected the defendants’ claims that plaintiffs like Donna Scroggin cannot prove that hormone therapy caused their breast cancer. It also found that the statute of limitations began to run from the announcement of the startling results of the Women’s Health Initiative study (“WHI”) in

July, 2002.

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