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

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5 February 2014

Nigeria: Pfizer Drug Test Victims File Fresh Suit

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

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)]

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23 February 2011

Case profile: Pfizer lawsuit (re Nigeria) -

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for the Pfizer lawsuit regarding alleged illegal drug testing of the drug Trovan on Nigerian children during a meningitis outbreak in 1996.]

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