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Fen Phen has been linked to three serious medical complications, including:


Valvular Heart Disease

Fen Phen caused the valves in the heart to let blood flow backwards through them. The two valves on the left side of the heart, the aortic valve and the mitral valve, are affected by Fen Phen intake, which causes regurgitation to occur.

Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

PPH is caused by Fen Phen and is a very dangerous and deadly result from the diet drug. This disease causes an increased pulmonary artery pressure.

Endocardial Fibrosis

This condition is more rare and is diagnosed by fibrosis and restrictive cardiomyopathy.

Fen Phen Resources

Fen Phen Attorney - educational resource on the diet drug Fen Phen and the legal issues surrounding it.

Fen Phen Lawyer Redux Settlement - Legal resource provides information on litigation relating to the Fen-Phen settlement.

 

FEN PHEN LEGAL INVOLVEMENT

September 15, 1997, the prescription diet drug Fen Phen was withdrawn from the market due to the heart valve injuries affecting large quantities of individuals. Before the 1997 removal of Fen Phen from the shelves, individuals who had taken Pondimin or Redux pursued individual lawsuits, as well as class actions against the American Home Products Corporation after medical reports linked the drugs to dangerous forms of valvular heart disease.

A nationwide settlement began negotiations and American Home Products and the counsel for plaintiffs presented the Court a proposed Nationwide Class Action Settlement Agreement. Fen Phen cases are now in the second round of litigation after an initial $4 billion dollar settlement was agreed between American Home Products and lawyer for the class action settlement, it has now been indicated that it will be increased to $7.5 billion. While Fen Phen has negatively affected millions of people, there are only a small number of people who have taken legal action.

For those wishing legal representation for the serious health complications suffered as a result of taking Fen Phen, or for those wishing to opt-out of the class action and seek individual representation, we can help you. Our team of Fen Phen attorneys will provide the highest level of legal expertise to advise and seek proper compensation for anyone who has endured the side effects of the controversial diet drug. Contact us to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.


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Fen Phen Health Issues

Fen Phen has been linked to many different health complications. Initially a Fen Phen patient may have experienced shortness in breath. Because shortness in breath can be attributed to many other things, patients did not feel that was the direct result of taking Fen Phen.
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