2015 Fen Phen Update: Pondimin and Redux Worsened Injury Claims May Still Be Filed

Some who qualify for additional compensation are not aware they can file a Supplemental Claim, reports Cynthia K. Garrett, a Fen Phen attorney who has been representing Pondimin and Redux claimants since 1998.

Jul 09, 2015, 14:42 ET from Cynthia K. Garrett, Attorney at Law

TULSA, Okla., July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fen Phen lawyer Cynthia K. Garrett reports that worsened injury claims may still be filed for those who took the diet drugs Pondimin or Redux, registered with the AHP Settlement Trust by May 3, 2003, established the required baseline injury during the Screening Period that ended in 2003, and currently qualify for a Matrix Compensation Level and dollar value above any previous award received.

"Many do not understand how the various deadlines apply to them, or what medical conditions currently qualify for additional compensation. This information can be found in detail on my web site, CynthiaKGarrett.com."

According to Garrett, some of the medical conditions that qualify for additional compensation, provided other required elements are present, include:

  • Aortic or mitral heart valve surgery
  • Complication after heart valve surgery including:
    • Sternal wound infection
    • Kidney failure requiring dialysis
    • Stroke with permanent impairment
    • Severe pulmonary hypertension
    • Ejection fraction below 40%
  • Blood clot due to bacterial endocarditis or atrial fibrillation resulting in:
    • Kidney failure requiring dialysis
    • Surgery to repair an abdominal organ
    • Amputation of a major limb
  • Cardiac Arrest due to ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia
  • Heart transplant
  • Coma, vegetative state or death due to aortic or mitral valve disease or valve surgery

Garrett explained that worsened injury claims may still be filed after 2015 for those Pondimin and Redux users who:

  • Did not participate in the Seventh Amendment Supplemental Fund, and
  • Have already received Matrix Compensation, and
  • Prior to their 80th birthday, are diagnosed with a medical condition that qualifies them for a Matrix Compensation Level and dollar value above any previous award received, and
  • Have not allowed their filing deadline to pass. Claims must be filed by the later of November 8, 2014, or four years from the date the medical condition that is the basis of the Supplemental Claim is first diagnosed.

Garrett added, "If you think you may have a viable claim, contact me for a free initial case review."

Cynthia K. Garrett
Attorney at Law
406 S. Boulder Ave. Suite 400
Tulsa, Oklahoma  74103
Web Site:  CynthiaKGarrett.com
Toll Free: (866) 584-0070

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SOURCE Cynthia K. Garrett, Attorney at Law