DALLAS, Nov. 2 2004 LAWFUEL – Law, class action, litigation, attorney news
The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. announced a $115,000 jury verdict delivered today in California on behalf of a 56-year old California man who suffered heart valve damage related to the use of the “fen phen” diet drug Pondimin. Wyeth manufactured Pondimin before the drug’s removal from the market in 1997, when a Mayo Clinic report linked the drug to serious heart and lung damage.
Ellen Presby, a shareholder with Baron & Budd, and Rick Nemeroff of the
Nemeroff Law Firm, represented the plaintiff. The jury returned their verdict
after six hours of deliberations. The parties reached a settlement prior to
the second phase of the trial.
About Baron & Budd, P.C.
Since 1977, the law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. has championed the rights
of people and communities harmed by corporate misconduct. With over 70
attorneys and offices in Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Louisiana, and New York, Baron
& Budd enjoys a national reputation as a leader of the plaintiffs’ bar. The
firm represents individuals with mesothelioma and other diseases caused by
asbestos; leukemia caused by benzene; injuries caused by other toxic
substances and unsafe pharmaceuticals; water authorities seeking clean-up
costs for drinking water contamination; securities investors defrauded by
corporate wrongdoing; and consumers in class actions. For more information on
the firm, call 1-800-222-2766 or visit http://www.baronandbudd.com
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