2014 Fen Phen Lawsuits

If you used Fen Phen many years ago you may still be experiencing side effects today…read on to see if you can still claim compensation for related health impacts

Revealed: Buried Clause In Fen Phen Settlement Opens Doors To Compensation For Old And New Claimants Without Having To Wait For Years To Be Paid

If  You Or Someone You Know Has These Horrendous Side-effects of This ‘Miracle Drug,’ You May Be Eligible for Compensation:

There are many side-effects from the use of Fen Phen. Many of the conditions and symptoms below don’t appear until years after you’ve stopped using the drug.

Fen Phen Usage Has Been Known To Cause:

  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Lesions
  • Heart Valve Leaks (regurgitation)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH)
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Stenosis (excessive valve tightness)

Fen Phen side effect symptoms include:

  • Blue Feet, Hands and Lips
  • Chest Pains
  • Coughing Blood
  • Dizziness
  • Excessive Tiredness
  • Fainting
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Swelling of the Legs (edema)

Are Any of These Fen Phen Side Effects Costing You or a Loved One’s Health, Time, Money, and Peace of Mind?

Fen Phen was taken off the market when the FDA received reports of a rare heart valve disease among its users. In a wave of public fury it was pulled from the shelves… because it had been discovered that the company making the drug already knew it would harm their customers!

Before it was recalled however, doctors had already written over 14 million subscriptions to innocent unsuspecting patients. They had no idea the  damage this drug could and would do to their health. Even still, many of the side-effects listed above don’t reveal themselves until 10 or even 20 years later…

The good news is, you may still have the opportunity to claim compensation through the established Fen Phen settlement trust. Even though it has been many years since the initial scandal you can still receive compensation from the manufacturer.

Here’s what you need to know about filing a claim:

  1. If you have NEVER filed a claim before you still might be able to…but ALL claims end this year
  2. If you filed a claim and were ILLEGIBLE before BUT your side effects have advanced, you may be able to file a NEW claim and would likely be eligible
  3. If you filed a claim and got a settlement before AND your side effects have advanced you may be able file a SECOND claim and would likely be eligible
  4. The deadline for ALL claims ends this fall

Here’s How You Can Claim Compensation for Your Fen Phen Side Effects:

  • The drug companies thus far have paid out billions of dollars in compensation…and the courts have set up a settlement trust from which to pay additional settlements.  Even though Fen Phen was recalled in 1997… you may still have the chance to file a claim
  • Free case evaluation…and it’s fast. 5 or 6 questions over the phone and your lawyer lets you know if you have a viable case. At most, it will take only 72 hours to determine if you can move forward.. No hassles, and no lengthy, complicated paperwork
  • You are not alone in your suffering. Many others just like you are living with the side-effects of Fen Phen. We and the settlement trust are equipped to handle your situation, and get you will get any compensation due to you

The courts have put a deadline of Fall of this year for the filing of all remaining Fen Phen claim.  You still have time but you must Act Now!

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If you or a loved one are in need of legal assistance concerning Fen Phen you should consult a lawyer immediately. Most cases are handled on a contingency basis so you will pay no attorney fees unless you win your case.

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58 Responses to “2014 Fen Phen Lawsuits”

  1. Charles Hood [email protected]
    I took Fen Phen 1996-1997 the FAD drug of the 90’s, BTW -( I was never fat) It should NEVER have been approved by the FDA!!! ~ In May 2016 went in for my annual physical- the Dr. said it had been 3 years since my last Echo….so I had a Echo and & it showed some changes in the Mitral Valve – and I was to take a TEE test at the hospital… it is a tube down your throat and to see the back of the heart… yes, it showed mitral Valve regurgitation- then they gave a Angiogram… it also showed I need a Mitral Valve repair or replace- due to regurgitation….. I had surgery 2 weeks later… the Mitral Valve was replaced with tissue (pig)- also showed some fraying of the Aortic Valve- and he replaced that with a slinky type looking piece on the valve… so I would not have to go in 5 years later and do it… also, on the upper Aortic Arch- he saw a Aortic Anerysm which he sewed up….it was a VERY hard, long surgery- all the Dr’s, nurses, all knew about Fen-Phen…the talk of the hospital ….lots of cases showing up now…. we received all the forms, and mail for years by AHP-this takes 15-20 years to develop…. they sent the refund for the cost of the drugs … we have a file 2″ thick of paperwork over the years- and a check for 2000 and 6000 bribe money… now it actually HAPPENED~ and it will be over $150,000+ for this surgery IF I live through it….it is a hard surgery, and my family is devastated… it is a month today since surgery, and I am still in a transition care facility….HELP ~people out there- how do you make a claim????? This has been the worst experience of my life….I called in and the office girl was snotty and of NO help!!! see article 7= what??? what to do??? I have no family history- my mom lived until 88 and my dad had Rheumatic Fever…now the settlement is no where to be found????????? SOS ~ HELP

  2. Maria Rodriguez Reply 19-Jun-2014 at 10:34 pm

    Only because I cant get $100 they need because in Florida the clinic miss my ekocardigram I dont continue with my case, that was in year 2000 What can I do now.

  3. I took Fastin 20 years ago and have palpations and shortness of breath. Is this product the same?

  4. I had to have heart surgery to correct my heart problems.

  5. I took phen Fen and was part of the 1st settlement. I got 500.00 for the cost of the meds. When I was examined by a cardiologist he stated in his report that I did have a murmur that had never been discovered before but he did not believe that it was caused by Phen Fen. I had my aortic valve replaced 2 1/2 years ago. They say that I was born with the defective valve but it went undiscovered until I had my 1st ultrasound for the Phen Fen lawsuit.

    • I was reading what you wrote, I was also on the diet drug went for the Eco the Dr said I had a murmur then in 2012 I had a aortic dissection also.I don’t quite know what to do I contacted a lawyer ,Is it to late for us?

  6. Katherine Mullis Reply 01-Jun-2014 at 7:02 pm

    Took Phen Fen in 90’s. Had side effects including high BP, edema, heart valve probs, SOB,fatigue. Recd $1300 compensation in 2005.Am I eligible for more compensation?

  7. took Fen Fen to lose weight and cant sleep chest pains all the time, fatique and high blood pressure.

  8. GLORIA STILTNER Reply 28-May-2014 at 6:24 pm

    I took fen phen several years ago left me with damaged heart valves i have had a small settlement but since have more problems i’ve had several tia mini strokes heart stient i have edema in my feet an legs dis colored shortness of breath not allowed to live by myself i lost weight but was not worth it.

  9. I took Fen Phen in 1985 or 86, i can’t remember, but i have had several heart attacks and a pacemaker – diffulater in 2009
    also have diabetes, a fib,5 stents also..do i still have a case?


  11. Harriett E llis Reply 18-Mar-2014 at 2:19 am


  12. Donna Lavergne Reply 17-Mar-2014 at 7:32 pm

    Is this similar to phentermine? I have some of the same side effects.

  13. I never got a response after filling out the form here….why not/

    • Brenda Herrington Reply 23-May-2014 at 2:28 am

      Same here, I have same story as yours Kathy. took redux, settlement 6,000. severe aortic insufficiencies, mild mitral regurgitation, chest pains, tired, exhausted. yet I responded to this, and no reply, did anyone ever contact you?

  14. Barbara Bonnell Reply 15-Mar-2014 at 9:48 pm

    I took Phentermine and Redux. I now have high blood pressure and fatigue. I also have anxiety attacks.

    • Those are the two combination of Medications that messed us all up. That is what was Fen Phen right there.

  15. I took Phen Fen in 1996 to 98 i now have a heart murmur and high blood pressure and my Dr. wants me to get a echo cardigram now do i havea case

  16. I took fen phen for weight loss. I never received my settlement. The lawyer I had kept every penny. I know I was suppose to received money. I checked with AHP Settlement and was told I had money coming to me. The lawyer I had would not talk to me. I was also told not to send any mail certified to his office. I was trying to fire him as my lawyer for that reason. Something was not adding up. By the way I have moderate mitral valve regurgitation.

  17. My story is just like Sheila Moorers’. Took Fen Phen, leaky valve, got $6,000.00. Still have shortness of breath, fatigue and palpatations.

    • My story is similar to yours, just wondering if you have heard from anyone, I just sent my evaluation, any info greatly appreciated, thank you Ovida

  18. Victoria Judith Wozny Reply 21-Feb-2014 at 8:15 pm

    I have the leaky value problem. I only got $2,000 and ended sending the American Home Products the entire package of my case including the video tape of the examination. I wrote to them telling them I thought it was unfair they would not review my case as I still have problems breathing and neverous severe anxiety attacks. You have no idea what I went through when I was taking this FenPhen – I thought I was going to die – kept going to Dr. Represse in PA and he told me everything was okay – that they wre using this drug on heart patients. I would like you to review my case and consider my settlement. by the way I had to go the dr. the company provided to be tested – now he was working for the company and don’t feel he was for the patient. I am one of the those that got left behind because they didn’t want to admit that this was a dangerous drug. To this day I still feel the injustice. Please please review my case.

  19. Betty C. Hendrickson Reply 21-Feb-2014 at 3:45 am

    I took Fen Phen & have some problems, Like High Blood, Thyroid problems, High Hetal Hernia, always Tired,& shortness of Breath.
    I took it for quite a few Months when I lived in El Cajon, Calif.
    How do I find the form to fill out?

  20. Have the leaky valve, got the $6,000.

    Since then I now have high blood pressure and fatigue, and shortness of breath.

  21. Sharon Perkins Reply 19-Jan-2014 at 8:27 pm

    I took the drug after I took the drug I started to have high blood pressure and heart attack that ended up being high pressure and then a lot of different things has gone wrong.

  22. Sharon Perkins Reply 19-Jan-2014 at 8:22 pm

    I took fen fen right after that I had a heart attack and had to have heart surgery. I have slot of different things go wrong.

  23. I took this diet drug in the mid 1970’s. Afew years later I developed high blood pressure and in 2003 I had A Pulmonary Embolism. I have a clot in both lungs. My left leg where the blood clot originated swells extremely bad sometimes. Could this possibly be the result of the diet drug ? I have my medical records but doubt they go back to 1970…..How would I be able to prove the meds were prescribed to me ?

  24. Linda Baugh Godwin Reply 07-Jan-2014 at 6:02 am

    I took Fen Phen for weight loss.I did lose weight but not long after I started having heart problems. I have had 2 heart attacks, suffer from high blood pressure and have 6 stents in my heart. Do I qualify for compensation?

  25. I took Fen Phen about 15 years ago, I do have the fatigue and Heart palpitations I have had for several years, may be caused from Fen Phen

  26. I took REDUX and have regurgitation in both heart valves. I rec’d $6,000 from the settlement but according to the paperwork, I should have gotten a million or so.They said my damage wasn’t bad enough but I have regurgitation and lots of anxiety attacks, I have been in hospital a couple times with heart pain.I have some of the symptoms from your list. Can I get more money?I have all previous papers.

  27. took fen phen for several year .and send my paper to a law in valley .I took It in 90.I have lots of problem now I really would like to open the case .have sleep led to nervous.shortness of breath.

  28. sandra bockhorst Reply 18-Nov-2013 at 6:24 pm

    I was taken Phentermine for weight loss, and the Dr that sold them to me said these are different then (Fen Phen ) but I do have some of the problems listed. I just stop taken them about 2 1/2 yr ago. My question is are these the same or not.

    • I too took Phentermine for weight loss around 1997. I asked the Dr. and was told it was safe, that it was the fen, not the phen (phentermine) that was causing all the heart problems. Can you help me with the question of am I at the starting phase of effects from Phentermine or am I just being a nervous mom? I ask because I was told by a previous family Dr. that I had high blood pressure. I didn’t take anything for it because I didn’t believe it. However, since I was told that I immediately watched my salt, take fish oil and flax seeds. My new family dr, has never told me I have have high blood pressure, so I do’t know what to believe. Even when I was in the hospital, no one has told me I have high blood pressure. I do however seem to be more panicky these days and for some reason when my son was going to return to his Marine base after a visit, I did have rapid heartbeat and chest pains that I went to the ER for. I’ve always been a calm person in emergency type situations so what am I suppose to do or think at this point? The place I got the Phentermine is long gone, it was a diet facility. Probably the only way I can possibly document anything would be to see if my pharmacy has record of filling the prescription. What should I do if time is running out and I may just now be starting to have some issues, but not positive about that either.

  29. I TOOK IT FROM 1991 TO 1996 THIS DRUD HAS DONE SOME WEIRED STUFF TO ME..but I don’t have no more paper work … but I will help out anyway I can…..

  30. I took Fen-Phen for a couple years 93-96. I had an electrocardiogram and there was something abnormal about my heart but I was told it wasn’t from the drugs. Should I be tested again?

  31. I only took Fen Phen for 3 months back in the 90’s. I filed with Mills law office and they sent the paper work for me to fill out and said that I had to take some sort of test. I did not have any insurance and still don’t. I sent my paperwork in anyway. It was maybe a year or so , maybe longer (can’t remember) got a check for $93.00….the cost of the prescriptions. I have some of the side effects that are mentioned.

  32. I took Fen Phen for several years and at 2 different times. When this all was discovered I filled out my papers sent it to the address it said send it to, I think it was a Law firm in Florida . A few months later I got it all back, denied, no reason why. So I dropped it. I never knew why. I even had a partial bottle left at the time. I had the dates, the pharmacies, the Dr.’s names and addresses. It has now been several years and I doubt I could prove anything, I know they don’t keep your files forever or so I was told. I do have CHF, and several of the symptoms listed but since it has been so long it is probably a dead cause for me. I hope anyone else who has files will get good results.

  33. I took it back in the 90’s.

  34. Deborah Narramore Reply 16-Oct-2013 at 12:18 pm

    My husband took Phen Phen in the nineties, Over a long period of time. His problem was not his heart, but it was his colon, He has to now be on Remicade the rest of his life. He takes in the vein treatments in a cancer center, untill he dies, He,s getting tired. We are wondering if this is a side affect , It,s irritated his colon and he has terrible crohns.

  35. I have lots of medical problems now because of this med thank you thank you tammy

  36. yes I really would like to open a case please I do have lots of problems cause of this med

  37. sally wheatley nairn Reply 17-Sep-2013 at 2:33 am

    I took the drug for 6 months in 1996. I was entered in the class act settlement, A Kansas City law firm handled it. I received a small settlement. I have leg swelling. An Echogram revealed that I had valve leakage. Do I qualify for further settlement ? I have all the correspondence from the previous claim.

  38. Judith A. Ballard Reply 13-Sep-2013 at 4:43 am

    I have had many heart issues over the past years, since and after receiving a settlement. I have been admitted to hospital several times as I had shortness of breath, spasms in my back moving to front, diagnosed as Coronary Artery Spasms. Angina, all symptoms of heart attack, but EEG are always normal. I have thickening in heart wall from valve regurgitation. Plus more issues

  39. JOYCE ALEXANDER Reply 12-Sep-2013 at 4:51 am


  40. Filled out a claim and waited for years then was told they ran out of pay off monies. i have since had open heart surgery. Had problems with heart related problems all these years.

  41. Since my lawsuit was settled in 2006 I have found that I have kidney disease and damage related to the heart damage I sustained fron taking Fen Phen.

  42. Collected and now fighting Medicare for they say they are due the money I received some years ago. He was not even on this when he was on Medicare. Now in appeal action with Medicare. What out for these class action law suits.

  43. I took fen phen in the 1990’s, I filed a claim and went to court in Philadelphia, I had 3 separate echos from 3 separate doctors showing my mitral valve prolapse, I left the litigation a day or two early, I had to get back to California, the jury found against me, my lawyer said they would never find for a blonde woman from California that dressed nicely, my lawyer dropped the ball on my case, I got a small settlement but not for what 3 Doctors said I had. I remember there was video of a family doctor from here claiming I went to the doctor 20 some times in a year, not true and not argued by my attorney, I had a broken toe and pneumonia that year so I went for those two things. The lawyer said if I had dressed frumpy and ugly I would have won my case.



    • Hi Linda, would you mind if I ask you how long did it take for your mother to receive her settlement.


    • I used Phentermine & had days @ a time with no sleep & led to several nervous breakdowns. 1998-1999…..

  47. Kymberlee Willis Reply 14-Jul-2013 at 3:49 am

    I used Phen Fen over 15 years ago. I had been on birth control pills for 10 yrs. But after using Phen Fen I became pregnant. Was told the Phen-Fen had counter acted my birth control pills

  48. filed a claim with the mills law office but like so many others they got the money i got the heart problems.

    • I took Fen Phen and have Heart Valve Leaks (regurgitation and all I got from it was a $1,200 I got damage they got big bucks, Said that’s all I could get

      • i got less then you got. Your right They got the big bucks. and keep my share,
        for A Yr. saying they did not get it yet.