Valverde v. Bayer AG

Case Summary

Miguel Valverde suffered a hemorrhagic stoke after ingesting a common over-the-counter medicine containing phenylpropanolamine (PPA) at the age of 25. He filed suit against the manufacturer and the jury found that the product’s defective design was a producing cause of his injuries. This was the first of 1,150 PPA claims against this manufacturer to go to trial. The jury awarded a total of $400,000 in compensatory damages to Mr. Valverde.


October 2004
The case subsequently settled.


This was the first of 1,150 PPA claims against this manufacturer to go to trial in 2004.

Case Information

Valverde v. Bayer AG
Cause No. 2002-929


El Paso County, Texas, County Court At Law #3
Hon. Linda Chew

Plaintiff’s Counsel

Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel, LLP, Dallas, Texas
Peter A. Kraus

Disclaimer – Results obtained depend on the facts of each case. Award amounts are not actual cash amounts received by plaintiffs. Deductions are made for liens, attorney fees and expenses.

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