Novartis Defeats Aredia-Zometa Suit Over Jaw Damage

Law360, New York (October 5, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT) -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. escaped a lawsuit over alleged jaw damage caused by its Aredia and Zometa bone drugs after crippling expert witnesses' credibility, and it appears likely to beat a similar case after additional success in undermining a doctor's testimony, the company said Friday.

In the first case, a federal judge on Oct. 1 granted summary judgment to the drugmaker after blocking testimony from five treating physicians and one retained expert of Washington state resident Duane E. Luttrell, saying they either lacked qualifications or had not...
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Case Title

Harvey v. Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation


Case Number

2:06-cv-01140

Court

Alabama Northern

Nature of Suit

365(Personal Inj. Prod. Liability)

Judge

Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins

Date Filed

June 8, 2006


Case Title

Luttrell v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation


Case Number

2:07-cv-03015

Court

Washington Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Thomas O. Rice

Date Filed

March 6, 2007

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