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New Jersey Fosamax Lawsuit Results in Defense Verdict

A New Jersey jury has returned a defense verdict for Merck in the first state court trial of a Fosamax lawsuit that alleged the osteoporosis drug caused the plaintiff to develop a painful and debilitating jaw injury, known as osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). …

MDL Judge Orders Two More Bellwether Trials in Fosamax Litigation

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The federal judge presiding over the consolidated Fosamax litigation has asked for two more cases to be selected for bellwether trials to help the parties get a better sense of how juries will respond to different claims presented in Fosamax lawsuits filed over the development of painful and debilitating jaw decay among users of the osteoporosis drug.…

Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Fosamax Lawsuit

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A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a Fosamax lawsuit last year, which was originally selected as one of the early bellwether trial in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL).…

Jury Award of $8M in Fosamax Suit Reduced to $1.5M by Judge

A federal judge has reduced a jury’s award of $8 million in a recently decided Fosamax lawsuit to $1.5 million, deeming the damages awarded to be excessive. The plaintiff must now decide whether to accept the reduced award or move forward with a new trial on the issue of damages.…

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