Novartis Smacked With $10.5M Verdict In Jaw Injury Suit

Law360, New York (November 5, 2012, 5:11 PM EST) -- A New York federal jury hit Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. with a $10.5 million verdict Friday in a suit brought by a woman whose jaw deteriorated after she took the bone drug Zometa, snapping a string of victories for the company in multidistrict litigation over the drug.

Plaintiff Barbara Davids won $450,000 in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages, John Vecchione of Valad & Vecchione PLLC told Law360 on Monday.

The jury found Novartis failed to warn Davids that Zometa could cause osternecrosis of the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Davids et al v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Case Number



New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability


Arthur D. Spatt

Date Filed

January 31, 2006

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