Originally published: January 8, 2013 10:36 AM
Updated: January 8, 2013 10:50 AM
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Photo credit: AP | The Melnick sisters are suing Eli Lilly and Co. alleging that DES, a synthetic estrogen their mother took during her pregnancies with them, caused them to get breast cancer. The four are in Boston for a trial that starts Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. They are, from left, Michele Fecho, Francine Melnick, Donna McNeely, Andrea Andrews. (Jan. 7, 2013)
BOSTON -- Testimony is to begin in a federal lawsuit brought by four sisters who believe their breast cancer was caused by a drug their mother took during pregnancy in the 1950s.
The sisters' case is the first to go to trial out of scores of similar claims filed in Boston and around the country. A total of 51 women have DES lawsuits pending in Boston against more than a dozen drug companies...
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