Pfizer Fails to Bar Expert Witness Testimony in Chantix MDL Cases
Over 2,000 lawsuits have been consolidated in the Chantix MDL (multidistrict litigation) in Alabama federal court under the supervision of Judge Inge P. Johnson. In their official complaints, drafted by a Chantix lawyer, plaintiffs seek Chantix settlement amounts in excess of $75,000, though if the cases are successful, the amount of compensation each plaintiff receives for damages is expected to be far greater. The plaintiffs claim that the smoking cessation drug has dangerous side effects which they were never sufficiently warned about. These side effects, many of which have been reported in large numbers over the years to the FDA, include Chantix violence, depression, and attempted suicide.