Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge Excludes Testimony On Jaw Disease Cause, Dismisses Negligence Claims

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge Excludes Testimony On Jaw Disease Cause, Dismisses Negligence Claims

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A professor's differential diagnosis testimony failed to show that a plaintiff's osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) was caused by a bisphosphonate produced by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., an Alabama federal judge ruled July 2, granting Novartis' motion to exclude the testimony and, as a result, granting summary judgment to the pharmaceutical firm on the negligence claims against it (Deborah Garrison v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., No. 2:11-cv-00589, M.D. Ala.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90050).

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