Attys Sued For Malpractice Over Tossed Novartis Suit

By Bill Wichert (May 31, 2017, 2:56 PM EDT) -- Two attorneys have been hit with a legal malpractice action in New Jersey state court by a widow alleging that the lawyers failed to keep alive a lawsuit against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. over jaw problems suffered by her late husband as a result of bone-strengthening drugs Zometa and Aredia.

Edith Smith said the defendants, Lawrence E. Popp of Gaylord Popp LLC, Daniel A. Osborn of Osborn Law PC and their respective law firms, failed to appropriately monitor the progress of the lawsuit and comply with case management orders, ultimately causing the matter to be dismissed in late 2013, according to the...

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