Novartis Fails To Wipe Out $1.3M Zometa Verdict

Law360, New York (November 14, 2013, 5:00 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge refused Thursday to put aside a $1.3 million judgment against Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. for allegedly causing a Zometa user's jaw death, ruling that the jury's initial inconsistent verdict is not cause for a new trial.

Novartis moved for another trial in September after plaintiff Nancy Guenther was awarded $300,000 for medical expenses and $1 million for the physical and emotional pain she suffered as the result of her osteonecrosis of the jaw, which was purportedly caused by the bone drug Zometa. The...
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Case Information

Case Title

Guenther et al v. Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation

Case Number



Florida Middle

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability


Gregory A. Presnell

Date Filed

March 28, 2008

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