Defense of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Fen-Phen Class Actions

We represented Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. in the defense of approximately 2,500 cases filed in Tennessee related to the anti-obesity drug fen-phen. Our representation included:

  • Review of the pertinent studies and medical literature for the defense of these cases
  • Retaining experts who were effective for trials set nationwide
  • Review of echocardiograms with experts for defense of cases
  • Collection and summarizing of medical records for cases
  • Jessie Zeigler served on the national expert team and quality assurance/quality control  team for cases that were set for trial nationally
  • Taking plaintiffs’ depositions and taking experts’ depositions across the country

Most of the local cases were ultimately settled by Wyeth after a successful defense strategy of calling into question the validity of numerous cases through favorable testimony at depositions of both the plaintiffs and their experts.

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals was a publicly traded pharmaceutical company until it was purchased by Pfizer in 2009.

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