8th Circ. Affirms Novartis Loss In Aredia, Zometa Suit

Law360, New York (January 9, 2014, 3:35 PM EST) -- The Eighth Circuit on Thursday upheld a verdict against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. in a lawsuit over a jaw injury allegedly caused by a woman's use of the bone drugs Aredia and Zometa, even though her physician said he did not read drug warnings.

The decision affirms the $225,000 in compensatory damages awarded to the estate of Ruth Baldwin, the now-deceased plaintiff, in April 2012. Baldwin claimed that Novartis failed to warn that her use of Aredia and Zometa could cause her to develop osteonecrosis of the...
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