NJ Jury Finds For AstraZeneca In 1st Seroquel Verdict

Law360, New York (March 22, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT) -- A jury in New Jersey state court found in favor of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP on Thursday, handing down the first verdict to come out of more than 10,000 cases over claims that Seroquel causes diabetes.

In a split verdict in the Superior Court of New Jersey for Middlesex County, seven of eight jurors determined that AstraZeneca had not failed to provide plaintiff Ted Baker's doctors with an adequate warning of the risk of diabetes associated with the blockbuster treatment for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

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