- International Litigation
- Medical Device Injury
Miguel Valverde suffered a hemorrhagic stoke after ingesting a common over-the-counter medicine containing phenylpropanolamine (PPA) at the age of 25. He filed suit against the manufacturer and the jury found that the product’s defective design was a producing cause of his injuries. This was the first of 1,150 PPA claims against this manufacturer to go to trial. The jury awarded a total of $400,000 in compensatory damages to Mr. Valverde.
The case subsequently settled.
This was the first of 1,150 PPA claims against this manufacturer to go to trial in 2004.
Valverde v. Bayer AG
Cause No. 2002-929
El Paso County, Texas, County Court At Law #3
Hon. Linda Chew
Waters Kraus & Paul, LLP, Dallas, Texas
Peter A. Kraus
Disclaimer – Results obtained depend on the facts of each case. Award amounts are not actual cash amounts received by plaintiffs. Deductions are made for liens, attorney fees and expenses.
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