Novartis Can't Dodge $2.2M Jaw Injury Verdict

Law360, New York (January 2, 2014, 8:24 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday upheld a $2.2 million verdict against Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. in a woman's lawsuit over a jaw injury allegedly caused by the bone drugs Aredia and Zometa, holding the drugmaker had a duty to warn of the risk of injury.

U.S. District Judge S. James Otero denied Novartis' motion for judgment as a matter of law as well as a new trial. Plaintiff Adriann Georges sufficiently showed that Novartis had a duty to warn her of the jaw injury risk and that her injury was caused both by her use of the drugs and the drugmaker's...

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