Posts Tagged 'risperdal'

Multi-billion Dollar Risperdal Verdict Reduced to Less than $7 Million

Risperdal is an antipsychotic known to cause gynecomastia breast growth in menAfter having his $1.75 million compensatory Risperdal verdict reduced to just $680,000, plaintiff Nicholas Murray thought that was the end of his legal battle against the company whose misconduct, he claimed, had caused him to form female breast tissue. That was when a Pennsylvania Superior Court judge cleared the way for punitive damages to be sought in the matter. Evidence emerged in the case ...

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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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PA Supreme Court May Renew Risperdal Lawsuits Facing Statute of Limitations Challenges

PA Supreme Court may renew risperdal lawsuits facing statute of limitations challengesFrom the moment you sustain an injury or are harmed by a drug, corporation, or other entity, a clock starts ticking. Like a shot clock in a basketball game, this clock limits the amount of time you have to act on your injury before the law says you can no longer take action. This time period is called the statute of limitations, and it differs ...

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Johnson & Johnson’s 2016 Was Worse Than Yours

johnson & johnson had a very bad 2016From around September of last year right up until the ball dropped New Year’s Eve, you couldn’t go a day without hearing someone lament just how terrible the year wound up being. From celebrity deaths and other shocking world events to an increasingly hostile political environment, 2016 was the year that everyone simply wanted to forget.

The corporate world had its share of upheaval as well, but one ...

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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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