American Home Products Settlement Trust

Montgomery McCracken was retained by the American Home Products Settlement Trust, the largest and most complex trust of its kind. The Trust was established from the settlement of the nationwide diet drug litigation in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As Special Counsel to the AHP Settlement Trust, we formulated and implemented an aggressive program to detect fraudulent claims filed with the Trust, including investigating the professionals who were responsible for these claims, and retaining world renowned cardiologists to uncover patterns of manipulated settings and other methods by which echocardiograms were acquired to create the appearance of compensable disease where none existed. These efforts resulted in a massive restructuring of the AHP Settlement Trust and preserved the assets of the Trust for the benefit of legitimate claimants.