Townley, et al. v. Wyeth, Nos. 3094, 3171 (Phila. Cty. Ct. Com. Please, - March 2006)
In this case, the plaintiffs claimed heart valve damage and a risk of future valve surgery due to their use of diet drugs. The case was reverse-bifurcated, with the first phase limited to causation and damages. Plaintiffs sought damages for alleged past damages and possible future heart surgery. The jury returned defense verdicts as to both plaintiffs, finding that neither plaintiff proved that her heart valve injury had been caused by Wyeth's medication.