Novartis Can't Shake $1.3M Zometa Verdict

Law360, New York (February 21, 2014, 4:54 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday refused to vacate a $1.3 million judgment against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. or grant a new trial in a suit alleging it caused a Zometa user's jaw death, ruling that the jury correctly found against it on a negligent failure-to-warn claim.

U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell ruled that Novartis should have known about the association between Zometa and osteonecrosis of the jaw, which plaintiff Nancy Guenther developed, but said the jury's award of medical expenses should not have included future...
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