A jury recently awarded $4 million to a breast cancer survivor for compensatory and punitive damages. They found that her hormone-replacement therapy drug Prempro caused the breast cancer. And, Wyeth, Inc, the manufacturer of the drug, failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the knowable risk. Prempro was a dangerous product and Wyeth was negligent in testing, studying and investigating the risks.
The jury took less than a day to deliberate and deliver a verdict. This indicates that the plaintiff’s case was strong and the link between the drug and cancer was clear.