Trovan Case - New Victims Sue Pfizer for U.S.$384 Billion
— Victims of the 1996 Pfizer meningitis trovan vaccine test which
caused over 200 deaths and several others permanent disability have again
sued the drugs manufacturing giant for a whopping sum of $384 billion (N8384
numbering 192, who have just surfaced, are claiming the colossal sum as
damages from Pfizer Incorporated and Pfizer Specialities for the injuries
they were made to suffer by the negative effect of the untested vaccines
administered on them.
as defendants in the suit filed by Chief Etigwe Uwa (SAN) on behalf of the
plaintiffs are the Health Care/ Meningitis Trust Fund, Kano State government,
Pfizer Incorporated, Pfizer Specialties Ltd, David Odiwo, the Attorney General
of the Federation (AGF) and Corporate Affairs Commission.
plaintiffs are challenging the proposal by the defendants to conduct a DNA
test to determine the real victims of the trovan vaccine in view of the
unprecedented increase in number of those claiming to be victims.
hinged their opposition to DNA testing to the fact that their spinal fluid
drained from them 14 years ago by the drug company could be trusted any
longer in view of the antecedents of the company, especially as the American
court judgement in the criminal aspect of the case had confirmed recently
hearing in the case by Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court,
Abuja was stalled by the claims of Pfizer Specialties and Kano State government
that they were not properly served with court processes.
Pfizer Specialties claimed that the court papers were served on Pfizer Incorporated
in New York, Kano State claimed that the documents served on it bore the
letterhead FCT High Court instead of the federal high court.
defendants, though represented by lawyers, claimed that they were not properly
before the court and that the court should order a proper service on them.