Expert Testimony Barred In Denture-Adhesive Mass Tort

Law360, Philadelphia (February 10, 2014, 4:15 PM EST) -- The Procter & Gamble Co. scored a win Friday in Pennsylvania court when a judge ruled that expert testimony offered up in a dozen consolidated cases alleging the denture adhesive Fixodent caused permanent neurological damage was scientifically insufficient to be presented at trial.

A judge found that four expert witnesses offered as part of a mass tort program in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas had failed to adequately link a debilitating neurological condition known as copper deficiency myeloneuropathy to the absorption of zinc contained in Fixodent.

"Plaintiffs' experts have failed to establish in a methodologically sound manner that denture cream...

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