Case Conclusion Date: 09.02.2001
Practice Area: Personal injury
Outcome: Confidential Settlement
Description: Confidential Settlement reached for a Los Angeles woman who suffered from a severe mitral-valve prolapse as a result of taking the diet drug Fen-Phen for a period of three years… Attorney Mark C. Blane obtained a confidential settlement for a Los Angeles woman, who was a registered nurse, who suffered permanent heart defects as a result of taking the once popular diet drug Fen-Phen over a two-year period. This was Mr. Blane’s first lawsuit straight out of law school, and was against one of the largest corporations in the U.S., then called American Home Products, Inc. The case was settled fifteen (15) months later in confidential proceedings with Senior Counsel of a well respected national defense firm in San Francisco during pre-trial mediation. The case was one among hundreds in California under Multi-District Litigation procedure rules as a Class Action lawsuit, and it settled with the same judge who decided the famous Erin Brokovich decision.