March 7, 2008

More Punitive Damages Against Wyeth

We previously blogged here about a Nevada jury's punitive damage award against Wyeth arising out of one of its drugs. Wyeth has now been hit with a $27 million punitive damage award in Arkansas arising from risks allegedly associated with the same hormone replacement drugs at issue in the Nevada case. The compensatory award was $2.75 million, which seems to put this case on the very high end of the scale of the permitted ratio. Wyeth says it will appeal.