LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge has rejected a request for a new trial for an Arkansas woman who sued pharmaceutical companies Wyeth and Upjohn over the drugmakers’ hormone-therapy drugs.
In August, Sondra Welch of Hot Springs Village lost her lawsuit against the drugmakers, which are both subsidiaries of Pfizer Inc. Welch claimed the drug companies failed to provide adequate warnings about the breast-cancer risks associated with their hormone drugs.
Jurors found that Welch didn’t prove that inadequate warnings caused her to develop breast cancer.
In her request for a new trial, Welch argued that a bailiff told jurors details of earlier trials and that jurors openly discussed a newspaper story about the trial.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://is.gd/aKkeyF ) that U.S. District Judge Bill Wilson found that neither allegation was true.
Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com