Goldman Ismail wins Fosamax Bellwether trial in California for Merck

Tarek Ismail was lead trial counsel on behalf of Merck in Galper v. Merck Sharp & Dohme., Corp., the first Fosamax case to be tried in consolidated California state court proceedings. The plaintiff alleged that she suffered an atypical femur fracture after taking Merck’s osteoporosis medication, Fosamax. After a five-week trial, the jury returned a complete defense verdict for Merck. Debra Pole of Sidley & Austin in Los Angeles was co-counsel in the case.