The Valido-Shade, Fen Phen, PPH, PAH & Wyeth case documents what many victims who took the diet drug and weight loss pill FEN PHEN (redux) may face today– potential primary pulmonary hypertension (pph) or primary arterial hypertension (pah). The court denied the motion for transfer.
To find out more on the case, see Case No. 12-20003, MDL Docket No. 1203 – September 26, 2014.
A brief summary of case includes:
- Plaintiffs originally filed this action in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania on May 9, 2012.
- It was timely removed on the basis of diversity of citizenship. Valido-Shade alleges that she has suffered from Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (“PAH”) (formerly known as Primary Pulmonary Hypertension) as a result of ingesting defendant Wyeth’s diet drugs known as Pondimin®, Redux™, and Phentermine (“Fen-Phen”).
Fen Phen may be linked to Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) or Primary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) or Idiopathic Primary Arterial Hypertension (IPAH) (hereinafter “PPH”, “IPAH” or “PAH”) is an increase in blood pressure in the lung vasculature which comprises the pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein or pulmonary capillaries. It is a rare lung disorder in which the blood pressure in the pulmonary artery rises far above normal levels for no apparent reason. PPH or PAH can be one of five different types:
In addition, fen phen has been linked to heart valve damage too. Unfortunately, an estimated 500 to 1,000 new cases of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) or Primary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) are diagnosed each year, and many doctors and experts believe that Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) or Primary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) is linked to the diet drug Fen-Phen.
And, the diagnosis of these problems is happening many years (10, 15 plus years) after the drug Fen Phen was stopped and pulled off the market.
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At the Gooch Law Firm, we pride ourselves on providing our clients reliable representation for even the most challenging cases. If you took Fen-Phen and have been diagnosed with one of the above problems, please contact our office at 1.844.329.5955.
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