Quoted from http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-05-30/pfizer-cleared-of-liability-in-prempro-breast-cancer-case
Pfizer Cleared of Liability in Prempro Breast Cancer CaseBy Jef Feeley and John Dillon on May 30, 2012
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) isn’t liable for the breast-cancer death of a woman who died after taking menopause drugs made by the company’s units, a Connecticut jury ruled.
Jurors in federal court in Bridgeport deliberated about five hours over two days before finding Pfizer’s Wyeth unit provided proper warnings about the health risks of its Prempro hormone-replacement pill to Lynn Moss. The 62-year-old nurse died in December 2006 “after a protracted battle with breast cancer,” according to court filings.
“This verdict affirms the fact that Wyeth acted responsibly by communicating accurately the risks and benefits of its hormone therapy medicines,” Chris Loder, a Pfizer spokesman, said in an e-mailed statement...
Lawyers for Moss’s family, who pressed on with her lawsuit after her death, said in an e-mailed statement today that they were disappointed with the jury’s verdict.
“There is a great deal of evidence that was excluded from this trial that we believe hampered the jury’s ability to appropriately consider all of the issues,” Neal Moskow, one of the family’s attorneys, said in the statement.
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