‘This Is A Horror Story’: West Haven attorney fights Pfizer over drug experiment [USA/Nigeria]
West Haven attorney Richard Altschuler has reams of paper and endless boxes of notes that tell the story. Medical experiments on children. Claims that a large American pharmaceutical company exploited a third world country…Altschuler has been fighting [a case] for eight years against Pfizer Inc. He claims that the pharmaceutical giant secretly tested a new drug during a 1996 meningitis outbreak in Nigeria with devastating results. Pfizer officials have steadfastly denied any wrongdoing. In late January, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals…ruled, 2-1, that 88 Nigerian families can pursue their claims in U.S. courts under [the Alien Tort Claims Act].