Award in Wyeth case cut by $100 million, at least for now

RENO, Nev. The jury in the case between Wyeth and three Nevada women who claim Wyeth’s drug Prempro and Premarin caused their breast cancer, changed the amount it awarded to the women by almost $100 million, according to the Associated Press.

The jury had originally awarded the women a combined $134.5 million, but the judge discovered that the jury might have mistakenly awarded punitive damages in the settlement. The judge was informed by the bailiff, who overheard the discussion in the jury room.

The jury will reconvene on Monday to consider awarding punitive damages. The judgment, $35 million, remains the largest award to date against Wyeth.