Lung Transplant Legal Help
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) is a rare and, currently, incurable lung disease. If you have been diagnosed with PPH and have taken an appetite suppressant diet drug, you may be entitled to compensation for your treatment, pain and suffering.
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension has been associated with the appetite suppressants fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine. These suppressants are present in diet drugs such as Fen-Phen, Redux and Pondimin. The manufacturers of these diet drugs appear to have failed to do due diligence in discovering their risks.
If you have PPH and have taken Fen-Phen or a similar diet drug, your disease was most likely caused by using the diet drug. This means that the maker of Fen-Phen, American Home Products, may be liable for compensation. You may have a right to recover damages from them which can help defray the costs of treatment and provide compensation for your pain and suffering.
American Home Products has already made a large potential settlement relating to issues such as heart valve damage. However, the American Home Products settlement does not cover people who have developed PPH. To date the company has allocated a 7.5 Billion dollar settlement fund. To decide about your legal options, you should consult an attorney who specializes in PPH cases. The first step to locating an attorney is submitting your information to find an attorney here>>
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Long Term Insurance Coverage Issues
There are also attorneys who represent the interests of patients whose long term benefits have been curtailed or denied.
Attorneys represent clients before insurance companies, government agencies, health care providers and employers, seeking coverage for medical care. Often the client is encountering the kind of serious medical difficulty that we all fear. Often life- saving surgery or a costly treatment is at issue with an extended stay away from home, in a hospital or some other health care institution. Other times, the client has had a chronic condition, such as PPH requiring regular care that has been put at risk by some change in the coverage imposed by the insurer provider or employer.
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