9th Circ. Urged To Reinstate Expert In Novartis Jaw Injury Suit

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 5:58 PM EST) -- Two former users of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. bone drugs Aredia and Zometa urged the Ninth Circuit on Monday to allow expert testimony that the medications caused their jaw injuries and to revive their lawsuits against the drugmaker.

Lower courts were wrong to exclude the testimony of Dr. Richard Jackson, who concluded that plaintiffs Duane Luttrell and Linda Messick suffered from osteonecrosis of the jaw caused by their use of the bisphosphonates Aredia and Zometa, according to attorneys for the duo. The courts, in rulings in separate...
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Case Title

Linda Messick v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.


Case Number

13-15433

Court

Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3365 Personal Injury-Product Liability

Date Filed

March 7, 2013


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Duane Luttrell v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.


Case Number

12-35893

Court

Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4365 Personal Injury-Product Liability

Date Filed

October 29, 2012

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