Fla. Judge Nixes Punitive Damages In Novartis Zometa Row
By Linda Chiem (March 27, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday nixed punitive damages from a lawsuit alleging Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.'s Aredia and Zometa bone drugs caused a woman to develop osteonecrosis of the jaw, finding that New Jersey law limiting punitive damages in such cases applies.
U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell took a cue from recent rulings in other cases alleging similar injuries from Aredia and Zometa, which held that New Jersey law precluding punitive damages applies because East Hanover, N.J.-based Novartis made its decisions regarding the drugs' labeling, packaging and warning in the Garden State. The suit was launched by Nancy Guenther, who...
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