CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- A woman who said her liver was destroyed by Pfizer Inc.'s recalled diabetes drug, Rezulin, still faces the prospect of a transplant. But her attorneys say a settlement reached with the drug giant hours after it lost a huge jury verdict will bring her justice.
The amount of the settlement was not disclosed, but Pfizer general counsel Paul Miller said it was "substantially lower" than the $43 million in compensatory damages awarded by the state court jury. The company did not admit liability.
Margarita Sanchez' case was the second to go to trial involving Rezulin, which has been linked to 63 deaths from liver failure. On Monday, a Houston jury found the company not liable for a 58-year-old woman's death.
The settlement, which would erase the compensatory damages verdict, was announced as the jury considered whether to add punitive damages against Pfizer's Warner-Lambert unit.
During the two-week trial, Sanchez's lawyers said Warner-Lambert lied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about Rezulin's dangers.
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