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Texas appeals court rules woman can go to trial on claim that Prempro caused breast cancer


A Texas appeals court has ruled that Wyeth must face a lawsuit by a woman who claims her breast cancer was caused by the hormone replacement drug Prempro, according to a Bloomberg article.  The appeals court cited the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Wyeth v. Levine rejecting Big Pharma’s argument that FDA approval barred lawsuits by people injured by prescription drugs.

Wyeth is defending about 5,000 lawsuits over its menopause drugs Prempro and Premarin. As many as 6 million women took the hormone-replacement therapies to ease menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes and mood swings, before a 2002 study showed a link to cancer.

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Michael J. Evans is a personal injury lawyer who represents people with claims involving defective medicine or medical devices, other defective products that cause serious injury or death, and environmental cases. Evans also handles whistleblower lawsuits in which employees, or former employees, expose fraud or other illegal conduct by the corporation for which they work(ed), Evans organizes litigation groups of plaintiffs law firms to work with him on these cases nationwide. Evans uses social media, blogs, online video, mobile apps and traditional media to connect with clients, and help other prominent law firms connect with clients.. Evans is also an advocate for the rights of consumers. His primary areas of legal practice are mass torts, and advising law firms on the ethical rules and law governing legal marketing via the Internet and social media.

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