. . . .Merck today said a unanimous federal court jury in New York found in its favor in the Maley v. Merck case, rejecting the claims of a plaintiff who blamed her dental and jaw-related problems on her Fosamax® use.
"We believe the company acted properly," said Christy Jones of Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC, outside counsel for Merck. “Unfortunately, the plaintiff had multiple medical conditions that cause people to develop the jaw and dental problems she claims she has, regardless of whether they were taking Fosamax. . . ."
Oddly enough (a la a Six Degrees story), Christy Jones was once was my lawyer, in a large corporate defense case. She is a very able lawyer.
The one other Fosamax® bellweather case (Fleming) failed to reach the jury, on peculiarites largely unique to that plaintiff.