Fen-Phen Federal Lawsuit Filed for Miss., Tenn. ResidentsApr 19, 2004 | AP
A new lawsuit against makers of the diet drug Fen-Phen has been filed in a Mississippi federal court.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 600 people, residents of both Mississippi and Tennessee. The plaintiffs claim they have suffered heart disease from using the diet drugs, but say the medical condition remained undetected until they had test performed after September 20th, 1999.
That's two years after the drugs were removed from the market.
The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages from American Home Products in the suit filed in Greenville, Mississippi.