Posts Tagged 'HRT lawsuit'

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.

Video: Hormone replacement therapy linked to breast cancer

Many women who have used the hormone replacement therapy drugs Premarin and Prempro during menopause have developed breast cancer. A study released in 2002 by the Women’s Health Initiative found that the use of HRT drugs increased the risk of breast cancer.

The following video highlights the cases of two former HRT users who developed breast cancer and have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of these drugs.

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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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