Expert Testimony Falls Short In Fixodent MDL, Judge Says
Law360, New York (January 29, 2015, 1:16 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday again refused to admit plaintiffs' expert testimony in multidistrict litigation claiming that zinc in Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Co.'s Fixodent glue can cause neurological damage, finding that the testimony was too unreliable and scientifically unsound to be admitted.
U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga concluded that newly submitted evidence that plaintiffs claimed could support their argument that the zinc in Fixodent can cause neurological problems relied on studies that used cherry-picked data and flawed methodology, leaving considerable analytical gaps in their general causation theory.
The studies cited by the plaintiffs still didn't determine how much...
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