Posts Tagged 'janssen pharmaceuticals'

Johnson & Johnson Loses $70 Million Risperdal Appeal

J&J loses Risperdal appealA Tennessee man’s $70 million Risperdal award will stand, and the case could be eligible for punitive damages as well. This was the verdict handed down by a Pennsylvania appeals court after Johnson & Johnson appealed the initial jury award and attempted to have the verdict reversed.

The loss of the appeal alone would be bad enough news for Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit. However, with ink ...

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J&J Facing $8 Billion Jury Award in Risperdal Decision

jury awards 8 billion dollars in rispersal gynecomastia verdictWhen Nicholas Murray was awarded $1.75 million in compensatory damages over claims that Johnson & Johnson’s anti-psychotic medication Risperdal caused him to develop breast tissue, he had every reason to believe that his ordeal had finally begun to come to an end. Having been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Murray’s psychiatrist put him on the medication off-label, which is to say that his doctor ...

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Xarelto Lawsuits Lead to Settlement

bayer settles 25000 Xarelto lawsuits“There is no admission of liability, and we remain steadfast that the claims raised in the litigation contradict years of scientific data and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s repeated confirmation of Xarelto’s safety and efficacy.” These are the words a Janssen Pharmaceuticals spokeswoman emailed the Associated Press in an effort to take the sting out of the fact that the company, along with Bayer, had just agreed ...

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For Some Risperdal Users, Side Effect Reminder is as Close as Nearest Mirror

gynocomastia lawsuits continue over risperdalFormer users of Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ antipsychotic drug Risperdal continue to feel the impact of a long-undisclosed potential side effect of the medication. The drug is intended to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, however, since its release, multiple misrepresentations about Risperdal have been made to patients and their doctors. In perhaps the most glaring example, some males who have used the drug have developed a disorder called gynecomastia. The condition causes them to ...

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Judge Shocks Both Sides with Move to Dismiss Risperdal Case

judge dismisses janssen lawsuit mid-trialMost of the time, a judge’s actions in a case are somewhat expected by at least one side. A plaintiff or defendant might argue for a particular action and the outcome is based on either the success or failure of that argument. However, every so often a judge does something that catches both sides off guard.

Such was the case in Philadelphia when Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Sean Kennedy dismissed plaintiff ...

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Xarelto: Higher Risk Same Reward?

xarelto may be no more beneficial than warfarin and be more dangerousOver 1,200 Xarelto lawsuits are pending in a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Xarelto plaintiffs allege that the anticoagulant drug’s manufacturers, including Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceutical, did not provide patients and doctors with adequate warning about Xarelto’s severe bleeding risks.

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011 ...

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