Battling Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal

Battling Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal

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by Kip Petroff
     
 

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Batting Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal is the compelling true story of one man’s quest to hold a corporate giant accountable for the blind greed that put six million lives at risk. Wyeth, the makers of fen-phen, circumvented Food and Drug Administration regulations to push their miracle drug cocktail on overweight consumers. They then engaged in a…  See more details below

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Batting Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal is the compelling true story of one man’s quest to hold a corporate giant accountable for the blind greed that put six million lives at risk. Wyeth, the makers of fen-phen, circumvented Food and Drug Administration regulations to push their miracle drug cocktail on overweight consumers. They then engaged in a complex cover-up of dangerous side effects fearing an FDA backlash. Fen-phen was finally pulled from pharmacy shelves but only after mounting deaths and illnesses became too numerous to ignore.

With his Midwestern work ethic and fighter’s spirit, attorney Kip Petroff passionately led the charge in courtrooms across the country despite the toll on his personal and professional life. His aggressive strategy resulted in the first verdict, an historic award that ultimately led to a nationwide settlement. But the corruption that followed would test his early commitment to bring justice to the drugs’ victims. The massive class action would drag on for more than a decade, spawning a host of shadowy back-room pacts, threats, allegations, and deceit.

Relying on his principles and leaning heavily on his faith, Petroff persevered for himself and his clients. His inspirational story is proof that each of us has the power to stand up to Goliath, whoever—and whatever—it may be.

One hundred percent of the revenue from the sales of Battling Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal will benefit New Hope Foundation.

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Editorial Reviews

Betty Murray, CN, HHC, RYT
This book is a compelling true life tale of the battle to bring justice to those without a voice and the immense toll it took on one man willing to take
on Goliath.
Darryl JD Fisher, MD,
Battling Goliath is a cautionary tale for any society of the moral hazards of concentrated and unchecked power and wealth in the hands of a few. Battling Goliath is a must-read for patients, doctors, governmental regulators, lawyers, and anyone taking prescription medications.
Frank Andrews
A sobering look behind the scenes of real life mass tort litigation.
Joseph Bauer
This book offers valuable lessons for litigators and for the governmental bodies and agencies regulating, or failing to regulate, the pharmaceutical industry, as well as for the public that relies on them to protect our health.
Lewis Rubin, MD
A deeply moving account of how one lawyer experienced and overcame threats, intimidation, and the near dismantling of his personal life during this inexcusable decade-long debacle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013873803
Publisher:
Frame House Press, Inc.
Publication date:
12/14/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
512 KB

Meet the Author

KIP A. PETROFF has been suing large companies on behalf of injured consumers for more than twenty-five years, but is best known for blazing the trail in the fen-phen diet drug litigation. He is the founder and senior partner of the Dallas-based firm, Petroff & Associates, and is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both civil and personal injury trial law. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Suzi, and their blended family. Together they founded New Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the living conditions of underprivileged families through support, education 
and scholarships.

SUZI ZIMMERMAN PETROFF is a former teacher and author of numerous books and theatrical pieces. She has two sons, three stepchildren, and is married to Kip Petroff. Learn more about Zimmerman Petroff at 
the following websites: www.meriwhetherpublishing.com and www.suzizimmerman.com.

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