January 2012, in a blow to pharmaceutical companies, a federal judge agreed to let experts testify that a pregnant woman’s use of synthetic estrogen increases the risk of her daughter developing breast cancer.
In a case filed in 2011 in the District of Massachusetts, 53 DES daughters with breast cancer sued 14 pharmaceutical companies, including Eli Lilly and Co., Merck & Co., and Bristol-Myers Squibb. They allege that their exposure to the drug substantially increased their risk of contracting breast cancer.
Last week, U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler agreed that the plaintiffs can have experts testify about the DES-cancer link.
“My mum was prescribed DES in 1970. Eli Elly, and all drug manufacturers in the USA and in countries such as France and the UK where DiEthylStilbestrol continued to be prescribed well after the FDA issued a warning regarding the DES cancer link, should be condemned and should be forced to pay research for DES victims including the third generation (children of DES daughters). Money won’t buy our silence! Fess up on DES and take responsibility!“
HarrisMartin Publishing, DRUGS & MEDICAL DEVICES, January 2013
“A New York federal judge has adopted a magistrate judge’s recommendation that claims brought against several drug makers in a diethylstilbestrol injury case be dismissed because the plaintiff could not establish which defendant manufactured the DES taken by her mother.
Judge Eric N. Vitaliano of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York also agreed with the magistrate judge that Quebec, rather than New York, law applies to the case because that is where the plaintiff’s mother allegedly ingested the drug“…
Established in Australia, France, Ireland, Netherlands and United States, the DES Action groups identify, educate, provide support to, and advocate for DES-exposed individuals as well as educate health care professionals.
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The book DES Stories is a tribute to the millions of lives upended by exposure to DES diethylstilbestrol, synthetic estrogen, toxic chemical, and carcinogenic prescription drug. In photographic portraits and interviews, DES daughters, mothers, and DES sons tell, in their own voice, what it’s like to be DES-exposed.
Before His Cancer Ordeal, Lawyer Craig Diamond Defended Des-Makers: Now He’s Suing His Former Client
The fascinating and devastating story of a lawyer who used to defend DES-makers until he discovered his was a DES son. This article was published in 1983 …. 30 years later, in 2013 DES daughters and sons are still struggling with the adverse effects of DES and taking their cases to court … DES truly is an incredible drug disaster ….