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- Monday, 15 October 2012 13:13
Chantix Lawsuit MDL Could Face Major Testimony Setback
By John Curran
While pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars, the burden of a day or two of testimony could force a judge to limit testimony that would help Chantix suicide side effects sufferers. Pfizer, the pharmaceutical company that makes and markets the smoking cessation aid, is asking the court to overturn a subpoena on three key personnel.
According to recent news reports, the current standard for forcing a plaintiff in a civil lawsuit to travel is 100 miles or less. That would mean that Chantix heart attack side effects class action lawsuit attorneys would have to either interview the CEO and other top Pfizer executives remotely, or perform the travel themselves. The court has to consider whether the testimony would be compelling enough.
There is precedent for defendants to try and force a judge to limit their executives' testimony. Fortunately for Chantix suicide side effects sufferers, these claims were squashed and several drug manufacturers quickly decided to settle, providing financial assistance to plaintiffs. Of course, this is just one step in the 2,500 Chantix lawsuits that a judge will hear in Alabama, and filed by Chantix heart attack side effects class action lawsuit attorneys.
At issue is the fact that while Pfizer had to issue a "black box" warning to inform customers of Chantix violent thoughts side effects in 2009, the anti-smoking drug had been on the market for three years without the more visible label. In addition to Chantix heart attack side effects, others have included the skin disease Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and mental health issues.
Additional Chantix lawsuit claims are likely to come in the next several months. If not for the Chantix side effects currently listed in cases, then for allergic reactions that include difficulty breathing, as well as the development of depression or mild bipolar disorder. Other less frequently seen Chantix side effects may also result in Chantix lawsuits and Chantix class action lawsuits.
If you or someone you know has faced Chantix side effects such as violent thoughts, suicidal thoughts, attempted suicide or heart attack, you may be able to get help. Visit the Chantix Suicide, Heart Attack, Suicide Attempt & Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Investigation to learn more. While there, you can fill out a short form and get a free legal review from a qualified Chantix class action lawsuit lawyer. Find out whether or not your situation could benefit from a trip to court. It costs nothing for your consultation from a Chantix class action lawsuit lawyer for those and other side effects today.
Updated October 15th, 2012
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