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Fla. jury awards $250K in Zometa jaw injury suit

A federal jury has awarded $250,000 to a Florida couple who claimed Novartis Pharmaceuticals failed to adequately warn of the risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw from taking the bone strengthening drug Zometa. J. Hunter Chiles III will received $200,000 ...

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Benchmarks: N.J. court upholds Novartis win in Zometa bellwether trial

A New Jersey appeals court yesterday upheld a defense verdict for Novartis Pharmaceuticals in a product liability lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed she developed osteonecrosis of the jaw after taking Aredia and Zometa.

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Drug company hit with $13 million failure-to-warn verdict

A federal jury in North Carolina has returned a verdict of nearly $13 million against pharmaceutical giant Novartis, saying the company failed to adequately warn patients and doctors about the risks of taking the bone-strengthening drugs Zometa and Aredia.

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Zometa claims can go forward

A state presumption in favor of manufacturers does not apply to defeat product liability claims brought by plaintiffs who alleged they suffered severe jaw deterioration after taking the defendant’s bone-strengthening drugs, a U.S. District Court in Tennessee has ruled in ...

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Woman awarded $3.2M in Zometa trial

A Montana jury on Wednesday awarded $3.2 million to a woman suing the maker of a bone-strengthening drug in a decision that could have a bearing on hundreds of cases against the company nationwide.

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Zometa trial could have national significance

A lawsuit against a Swiss pharmaceutical company went to trial last week in Montana, but a verdict in the case could have national significance for hundreds of plaintiffs suing the company in a mass tort. Peggy L. Stevens of Missoula developed severe dental and jaw-related problems after taking Zometa, a bone-strengthening medication manufactured by Novartis. Her attorneys say the company knew patients taking Zometa were vulnerable to a degenerative jaw disorder called osteonecrosis, particularly those patients who undergo invasive dental procedures, like root canals or tooth extractions.

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