Judge Explains Reasons for Throwing Out $3 Million Prempro Verdict

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PHILADELPHIA - A state court judge who earlier this year erased a $3 million award in a Prempro case has issued an opinion explaining his prior finding that the plaintiff failed to prove that the manufacturer's allegedly inadequate warnings caused her breast cancer. Nelson v. Wyeth, No. 040101670 (Pa. Ct. Comm. Pls., Philadelphia Cty.).

Judge Ricardo C. Jackson of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Please released the opinion Dec. 5 in support of his decision to grant Prempro manufacturer Wyeth's judgment notwithstanding the Feb. 20 verdict awarded to Jennie Nelson.

Nelson claimed she developed breast cancer after taking …


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