The law firm of Petroff & Associates, led by Kip Petroff, its founder and Senior Partner, focuses on only a select few types of cases: people injured by the weight loss drugs Fen-Phen, Pondimin and Redux; and landowners in Tarrant County, Texas suing natural gas companies for breaching agreements with them.
By placing 100% of our focus, time and talent on representing people in only certain types of cases, we give our clients and their cases the dedication and attention they deserve.
Areas Of Practice Overview:
The law firm of Petroff & Associates focuses on the representation of people injured by the weight loss drugs: Fen-Phen, Pondimin & Redux. We have handled Fen-Phen cases for more than a decade, and we bring our unique combination of legal and medical knowledge to every case we accept. We have successfully settled the claims of thousands of people with heart disease from these drugs and we have successfully resolved more than one hundred claims for clients who underwent open heart surgery to replace or repair their damaged heart valves. We will bring our unique combination of legal and medical knowledge and experience to your side if we take your case.
GAS LEASE CASES:
In 2008, natural gas companies came into North Texas and made promises to large networks of landowners concerning leasing their subsurface minerals. The companies backed out of these deals despite promises they would make their leases available to everyone in these networks. We are proudly suing these companies in Fort Worth, Texas.
More About The Firm:
Since1997, Petroff & Associates has represented more than one hundred thousand people nationwide against American Home Products Corporation for various types of injuries associated with the weight loss drugs Fen-Phen, Pondimin and Redux. We have successfully settled more than one hundred claims or lawsuits involving clients requiring heart valve surgery after taking Fen-Phen, Podium and Redux.
In August 1999, the firm represented a plaintiff against American Home Products Corporation in the first case involving Fen-Phen to go to trial worldwide. A landmark case in Fen-Phen litigation, the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff in excess of twenty three million dollars. Twenty million dollars of this verdict was for punitive damages and three million three hundred thousand dollars was awarded for pain and suffering and medical expenses. The client's alleged damages were for injury to her aortic and mitral heart valves. The client did not actually receive any money after the initial verdict. Due largely to the uncertainty of this verdict being upheld on appeal, the client settled her case on September 30, 1999, before a Judgment was entered on the verdict. On that date, the client settled her case for one million nine hundred ninety seven dollars plus Court Costs in the amount of eleven thousand four hundred eighty five dollars. Attorney's fees in the amount of seven hundred ninety eight thousand eight hundred dollars and litigation expenses in the amount of one hundred sixty five thousand eight hundred twenty nine dollars were withheld from the settlement. Therefore, the client received one million forty three thousand eight hundred and fifty six dollars as a result of the settlement.
As a result of his work on this litigation, Kip Petroff has been featured in print and television media around the country. Please see the Press & Media page for excerpts from some of these articles.
Past successes cannot be an assurance of future successes since each case must be decided on its own merits.
More On Fen-Phen:
- Did You Take Fen-Phen?
- Fen-Phen Settlement Info
- About Fen-Phen and FAQ's
- Fen-Phen In The Press
- Fen-Phen Info For Doctors and Lawyers
Deadline For Compensation
GENERAL WARNING for ALL Seventh Amendment Claimants (Category One or Category Two Claimants): the medical condition that qualifies you for Matrix Level III, IV or V benefits must be diagnosed and also occur by the earlier of December 31, 2011, or fifteen years from the last date of diet drug use. You can still file a claim after this deadline but the condition must occur before this deadline in order to qualify for benefits.