Find Out If You Have a Fen-Phen Claim
Fen-Phen is the generic name for the combination of two prescription diet drugs, Fenfluramine and Phentermine, which were used to suppress appetite. This was accomplished through the regulation of serotonin, a chemical in the body that affects appetite. Unfortunately, high levels of serotonin can cause damage to the heart.
Many people who took Fen-Phen are suffering with heart valves that leak. In some cases, the leaks have become so severe that these valves must be replaced or repaired through surgery. Fen-Phen has also caused many cases of primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH). PPH is a serious heart condition and should not be confused with high blood pressure.
The drugs in Fen-Phen are also known by many other names including pondimin, ionamin, and fastin. Another diet drug known as Redux® was also widely prescribed and has caused injuries identical to those seen in the users of Fen-Phen. Fenfluramine has also been used in combination with other diet drugs and may cause injuries and side effects as seen with Fen-Phen.
The court approved a settlement agreement between American Home Products, one of the Fen-Phen manufacturers, and the Fen-Phen lawyers representing the class of injured people. If you registered with the class action and have had surgery to replace or repair a heart valve, have a heart valve surgery scheduled, or have been diagnosed with PPH, you may be eligible for compensation or additional compensation if you previously received compensation as a result of your ingestion of Fen-Phen.
Therefore if you have had surgery to replace or repair a heart valve, have a heart valve surgery scheduled, or have been diagnosed with PPH, please contact us to discuss your medical condition and the possibilities for compensation. The product liability law firm of Goldberg & Osborne is dedicated to helping injured people nationwide. For a FREE case evaluation, please call us toll-free at 1-800-THE-EAGLE (1-800-843-3245) or submit a short and simple online case form here