February 19, 2008

Nevada Judge Cuts $99 Million Punitive Damages Award Against Wyeth

According to this Forbes article, a Nevada trial court has reduced a jury's $99 million punitive damages award against Wyeth down to $35 million. The court also reduced the compensatory damages from $35 million to $23 million. The resulting $58 million judgment is still the largest personal injury award in Nevada history, according to the article.

The case involves Wyeth's hormone replacement drugs, Premarin and Prempro. The plaintiffs claim they developed breast cancer as a result of those drugs.