Expert Witnesses Not Allowed to Testify In Proctor & Gamble Case

Procter & Gamble won a big victory in its defense of dozens of lawsuits over its Fixodent products. A federal judge in Miami threw out the lead case in a series of lawsuits that claimed using the denture cream caused nerve damage.

U.S. District Court Judge Cecilia Altonaga did not rule on the merits of the plaintiffs’ claims. But she ruled that the expert witnesses the plaintiffs planned to call would not be permitted to testify. Their opinions, she ruled, were not based on enough scientific evidence and so she would not allow them to present their theory to a jury – that the zinc in Fixodent caused harm.

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