Quoted from http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-02/novartis-jury-awards-10-45-million-in-zometa-case-lawyer-says.html
Novartis Jury Awards $10.45 Million for Drug, Lawyer SaysBy Christie Smythe - Nov 2, 2012 7:34 PM ET
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NVS) was found liable by a federal jury for jawbone damage in a woman who took the drug Zometa, and she was awarded $10.45 million, a lawyer for the plaintiff said.
A jury in Central Islip, New York, returned the verdict this afternoon, several hours after they began deliberations in the case, said John Vecchione, a lawyer for plaintiff Barbara Davids.
The verdict, which couldn’t be immediately confirmed in court records, is the second-largest among similar cases over Zometa, Vecchione said. It is the fourth win for plaintiffs out of eight Zometa-related jawbone cases that have gone to trial, he said. The jury in the Davids case awarded $450,000 in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages, he said.