Ala. Woman Wins $9.45 Million In Wyeth-Hormone Suit [The Philadelphia Inquirer]
Big Pharma is to honesty and safety in drug delivery as Russian Roulette is to fun and safe game playing.
~ Uncle Russ
Feb. 23–A Philadelphia jury yesterday ordered Pfizer Inc.’s Wyeth unit to pay $9.45 million to an Alabama woman who claimed that the company’s hormone-replacement drug caused her breast cancer.
The Common Pleas Court jury awarded $3.25 million in compensatory damages and $6 million in punitive damages to Audrey Singleton, a retired school-bus driver from Chatom, Ala. The verdict also included $200,000 to Singleton’s husband for loss of consortium.
Pfizer, which is based in New York, said it would appeal the decision.
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