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Georges v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

United States District Court, Ninth Circuit

September 24, 2013

ADRIANN GEORGES, Plaintiff,
v.
NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION, Defendant.

JUDGMENT ON A JURY VERDICT

S. JAMES OTERO, District Judge.

This action was tried by a jury with Judge S. James Otero presiding, and the jury has rendered a verdict.

IT IS ORDERED that the plaintiff Adriann Georges recover from the defendant Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation the amount of $2, 162, 000. with post-judgment interest at the applicable statutory rate and costs.

The jury's award of $2, 162, 000. is comprised of the following components as found by the jury in response to specific questions addressed to them by the Court:

1. "Did Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation fail to provide an adequate warning to Mrs. Georges' prescribing physician or oral and maxillofacial surgeon of the potential risk of a substantial danger that were known or knowable at the time of distribution in light of generally accepted scientific and medical knowledge?"

Jury: "Yes."

2. "Was the failure to warn a substantial factor in causing her harm?"

Jury: "Yes."

3. "Did Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation negligently fail to provide an adequate warning to Mrs. Georges' prescribing physician or oral and maxillofacial surgeon of the risks of Aredia and Zometa that Novartis knew or reasonably should have known to exist?"

Jury: "Yes."

4. "Was the negligent failure to warn a substantial factor in causing her harm?"

Jury: "Yes."

5. "Did Novartis intentionally fail to disclose an important fact that was known only to Novartis and that Mrs. Georges' prescribing physician or oral and ...


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