1979 DES Case: Diamond v. E.R. Squibb & Sons, Inc.


“Plaintiffs Nina Diamond and her parents, Adele and William Diamond, appeal a summary final judgment for the defendant drug manufacturer based upon the determination that their action for product liability is barred by the applicable statute of limitations.

DIAMOND v. E.R. SQUIBB & SONS, INC., Leagle, 19791587366So2d1221_11318, February 19, 1979.

Defendant, E.R. Squibb and Sons, Inc., manufactured a drug for pregnant women called “Stilbetin“, more commonly referred to as DES (diethylstilbestrol). During the period of her pregnancy with Nina from July 1955-April 1956, Adele was prescribed and ingested Stilbetin. Subsequently in May 1976 the Diamonds learned that Stilbetin was a cancer producing agent and females whose mothers had ingested the drug were developing cancerous or precancerous vaginal contamination as a result. Thereupon, the Diamonds in April 1977 filed the instant complaint for damages against Squibb on the grounds of negligence and strict liability.

They alleged that: 

  1. Squibb knew or should have known that Stilbetin was a defective and a cancer producing agent prior to the administration of the drug to Adele Diamond
  2. Nina has developed or will develop cancerous lesions.” …

… continue reading the full paper DIAMOND v. E.R. SQUIBB & SONS, INC., on Leagle.

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2 Replies to “1979 DES Case: Diamond v. E.R. Squibb & Sons, Inc.”

  1. Can we open another class action suite for us DES daughters? There are so many of us who didnt know, or were too young, or…..

    1. Contact an attorney who knows about DES and your official DES Action group.
      This website is purely for awareness and to gather available information

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