FEN PHEN PPH LAWSUITS AND
FEN PHEN AORTIC AND MITRAL VALVE INJURY CLASS ACTION CLAIMS:
WHAT IS A FEN PHEN LAWSUIT?
Fen Phen lawsuits are filed in Federal Court by those who took Pondimin or Redux, have been diagnosed with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension - which is also called Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension - and are now seeking financial compensation for their injuries. If that person is deceased, a court-appointed personal representative may file the lawsuit on behalf of the deceased Fen Phen user's estate.
WHAT IS A FEN-PHEN CLASS ACTION CLAIM?
Fen Phen class action claims are filed with the AHP Settlement Trust - the trust established by court order to administer and pay claims associated with aortic or mitral valve injuries. These claims seek financial compensation for the injured and their derivative beneficiaries. If the injured Fen Phen user is deceased, a court-appointed personal representative may file the claim.
AHP DIET DRUG SETTLEMENT TRUST CLAIMS CAN STILL BE FILED FOR AORTIC AND MITRAL HEART VALVE INJURIES AND RELATED COMPLICATIONS.
We are accepting new Pondimin and Redux clients. Deadlines apply to when an injury must occur in order to qualify for compensation, and when you must file your claim for that injury. See below to learn what deadlines apply to you.
WHAT IS FEN-PHEN:
Fen-Phen is the common name of a weight loss protocol heavily marketed in the 1990's that combined phentermine with either fenfluramine (Pondimin) or dexfenfluramine (Redux). Pondimin and Redux were shown to cause damage to the mitral and aortic heart valves; and a serious lung condition called primary pulmonary hypertension. Pondimin and Redux were withdrawn from the U.S. market in 1997.
WHAT IS THE AHP DIET DRUG SETTLEMENT TRUST:
The AHP Settlement Trust was established to administer the aortic and mitral valve injury claims of registered Pondimin or Redux users.
WHO CAN STILL FILE A CLAIM:
Claims can still be filed for those who are included in one of the two groups below.
1) Supplemental Claims for worsened injuries may be filed by those who:
2) Original Claims may be filed by those who:
SEVENTH AMENDMENT SUPPLEMENT FUND:
Those Pondimin and Redux users who met the definition of a Category 1 or 2 Claimant - as defined in the Seventh Amendment to the AHP Settlement Agreement - were automatically included as participants in the Seventh Amendment Supplemental Fund unless the claimant filed an opt-out form by November 9, 2004.
The definition of Category 1 includes those who had an unresolved Green Form on file on November 9, 2004, which supported a Level I or II injury.
The definition of Category 2 includes those who:
QUALIFYING INJURY DEFINITIONS:
To see the definitions of the five Matrix Compensation Benefit Levels as found in the AHP Diet Drug Settlement Trust Agreement click here.
If you are not a doctor, or a lawyer currently familiar with Fen Phen injuries, these definitions can be overwhelming. To assist you, we provide below the criteria we use to determine if we are interested in reviewing a case. During a case review we will compare the injuries suffered with the official AHP Settlement Trust criteria.
If you think you may have a viable claim, review Our Initial Criteria For Fen Phen Case Review below. If you meet all of the Basic Criteria, and at least one of the Additional Criteria, contact us immediately to speak with an attorney about your case.
FEN PHEN LAWYER CYNTHIA K. GARRETT, ATTORNEY AT LAW
INITIAL CRITERIA FOR A FREE FEN PHEN CASE REVIEW
Requires all Basic Criteria and any one of the Additional Criteria listed below.
Our criteria found here is broader than that required by the AHP Settlement Trust. It is meant to serve only as a starting point, a place to begin a conversation. If we accept your case, we will compare the injuries documented in your medical records with the criteria set out in the AHP Settlement Trust Agreement.
Basic Criteria – Required for free initial case review:
1. Included in either of the two groups listed above under the heading Who Can Still File A Claim.
2. Meet all of the criteria found above under the heading Baseline Requirements.
Additional Criteria - One required for free initial case review:
2020 Update: Fen Phen lawsuits can still be filed and are being paid. Fen Phen lawyer Cynthia Garrett has been representing Pondimin & Redux Users since 1998. Still accepting new clients nationwide for Fen Phen lawsuits and AHP Settlement claims.