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5 Feb 2014

Adelanwa Bamgboye & John Chuks Azu, Daily Trust (Nigeria)

Nigeria: Pfizer Drug Test Victims File Fresh Suit

One hundred and eighty six victims of the 1996 Pfizer Trovan clinical trial...have filed fresh suit...challenging alleged breach of terms of settlement over the damages suffered in the drugs tests...In the motion...[the claimants] are demanding a total sum of N131 million to be paid separately as general damages...They contend that limiting the criteria for compensation to only the DNA tests...shut out many victims and breached the terms of agreement...Counsel to Pfizer...brought a preliminary objection challenging the jurisdiction of the court...Justice Adebukola Banjoko ordered the inclusion of Bode Technology...-the firm which conducted the DNA tests on claimants- in the ongoing settlement discussions...[Also refers to Pfizer Specialties (part of Pfizer)]

Part of the following timelines

Nigeria: 186 victims of Pfizer’s drug trials that allegedly led to deaths of children bring new lawsuit & argue criteria for compensation breach settlement agreement

Pfizer lawsuit (re administration of experimental drug in Nigeria, filed in Nigeria)