Posts Tagged 'HRT and breast cancer'

New Hormone Therapy Message Board Offers A Discussion Forum For Patients

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP wishes to announce the launch of its new Hormone Replacement Therapy Message Board. The site will serve as a forum for hormone therapy users to share comments, read about the cases of other hormone therapy patients and answer frequently asked questions about hormone therapy. Studies have linked the use of hormone therapy drugs to an increased risk of breast cancer.

Wyeth to Face New Trial on Punitive Damages in Hormone Replacement Case

On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit affirmed a lower court’s $2.75 million liability and compensatory damages judgment for Donna Scroggin in her case against Wyeth and Upjohn. Scroggin alleges that she developed breast cancer after using hormone replacement therapy products manufactured by the defendants. In so ruling, said Scroggin’s trial counsel, James Morris, Jr., of The Morris Law Firm, the appeals court set good precedent for plaintiffs on the causation and statute of limitations defenses that have marked the litigation so far. Erik Walker of Hissey Kientz, a member of the plaintiffs steering committee in the MDL, argued at the Eighth Circuit for Scroggin.

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For women on HRT, tenderness may be warning sign

Women whose breasts became tender after taking hormone replacement therapy had nearly twice the risk of developing breast cancer than women whose breasts did not become tender on the drugs, U.S. researchers said on Monday. They said breast tenderness may be a way to identify women who have a higher risk of developing breast cancer while taking hormone replacement therapy to treat menopause.

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