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 Title

Davids et al v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation


Case Number

2:06-cv-00431

Court

New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Arthur D. Spatt

Date Filed

January 31, 2006

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