Jury Awards $70 Million in Risperdal Trial
Posted on: July 20, 2016 Risperdal Lawsuits
In early July, a jury in a Philadelphia courtroom awarded $70 million to the family of a boy who developed breasts after taking the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. The jury found that the maker of Risperdal, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, failed to warn the boy’s healthcare providers that there was a risk of gynecomastia (breast growth in men) with use of the drug. The boy’s lawyers say he developed gynecomastia at the age of five as a result of taking Risperdal. A Janssen spokeswoman said the $70 million award was “clearly excessive” and said the company plans on asking the court to review it. The entire article can be viewed here.
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