Although it has been 15 years since Fen-Phen was recalled, individuals who used the diet drug continue to face a risk of developing persisten pulmonary hypertension (PPH), heart valve disease and other serious health problems from the medication, which may not appear for years after last use.
A recent court ruling seems to confirm that the door remains open for individuals who recently discovered that they are suffering from side effects of the diet drug to pursue a potential Fen-Phen lawsuit settlement.
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are continuing to provide free consultations and claim evaluations for individuals who believe they may have a claim.
FEN-PHEN PROBLEMS MAY NOT DEVELOP FOR YEARS AFTER USE
Fen-Phen was a popular weight-loss drug combination, which contained fenfluramine (which was marketed as Pondimin) and phentermine. Side effects of Fen Phen have been shown to increase the risk of serious and potentially life-threatening injuries, such as pulmonary hypertension and heart valve problems.
Find Out If You Or A Loved One May Have A Fen-Phen Lawsuit.
Fenfluramine was developed by American Home Products, which subsequently became Wyeth and was later acquired by Pfizer. The drug makers have paid out billions of dollars in Fen Phen settlements, and individuals may still be entitled to obtain a compensation or pursue a product liability lawsuit as a result of their failure to warn about the risks associated with the weight-loss treatment.
Pfizer recently attempted to have several cases dismissed, where plaintiffs alleged that they developed persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPH) from Fen-Phen nine or more years after their last use of the drug.
In an order issued last week by U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III, who is presiding over all consolidated federal Fen-Phen lawsuits in Philadelphia, the court is allowing the cases to move forward
There is evidence to establish that individuals may not develop any signs of problems from Fen-Phen for years after their last use of the medication.
Symptoms could include:
- Shortness of Breath
- Chest Pain
- Dizziness or Fainting
- Ankle or Feet Swelling
- Coughing Blood
FEN PHEN LAWYERS CONTINUING TO REVIEW LAWSUITS
Years, or even decades, after use, the risk of Fen-Phen health problems could pose an even greater concern for individuals, who are now older and may suffer more serious long-term health complications.
Potential claims may still be viable through a Fen-Phen lawsuit for individuals who have been diagnosed with:
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH)
- Heart Valve Disease
- Heart Surgery or Heart Transplant
- Heart Valve Lesions, Valve Stenosis or Valve Leakage
The Fen-Phen lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are continuing to provide free consultations and claim evaluations for individuals throughout the United States who believe that they may be entitled to receive a settlement.
All cases are reviewed on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no out of pocket expenses to hire our law firm and attorney fees are only charged out of any recovery that is secured in the case.