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 ...Read More »
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.Read More »
A product liability plaintiff could not introduce evidence that the defendant added a new warning label to the osteoporosis drug that allegedly injured her husband, a U.S. District Court in New York has ruled in granting a motion in limine.Read More »
The doctrine of class action tolling applied to preserve the product liability lawsuit of a woman who claimed she suffered osteonecrosis of the jaw as a result of taking the prescription drug Zometa, the Montana Supreme Court has ruled.Read More »
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.Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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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