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Has J&J Lost Its Way?

Has J&J Lost Its Way? October 25, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Philadelphia, PA: One of thousands of Risperdal cases pending in the Philadelphia court system has resulted in a whopping $8 billion in damages awarded to a single plaintiff who claimed he developed breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. Plaintiff Nicholas Murray’s lawyers told the jury following the verdict that, “Johnson and Johnson is a company which has lost its way.”
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Will Pennsylvania Supreme Court Hear Risperdal Time Bar Appeal?

Will Pennsylvania Supreme Court Hear Risperdal Time Bar Appeal? March 12, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: All eyes are on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as justices with the highest hall of justice in the State debate whether, or not to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that could put an undetermined number of Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits currently housed in a mass tort, in jeopardy.
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Risperdal Patient "Never asked for Gynecomastia or Weight Gain"

Risperdal Patient "Never asked for Gynecomastia or Weight Gain" February 9, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Albuquerque NM:When Daniel was 17 years old, life was good. He was the star of his high school baseball team, he was in top form. But within a few years his life went sideways and Daniel wound up in the psych ward, "forced" to take Risperdal.
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Game Changer Ruling for Risperdal Plaintiffs in Pennsylvania

Game Changer Ruling for Risperdal Plaintiffs in Pennsylvania January 12, 2018. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA: A ruling by three appeal court judges in Pennsylvania has turned the tables on Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Janssen saying that some 5,500 Risperdal plaintiffs with cases consolidated in a state mass tort litigation have the right to pursue punitive damages.
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Victory for Risperdal Plaintiffs

Victory for Risperdal Plaintiffs December 18, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
St Louis, MO: November was a good month for Risperdal gynecomastia plaintiffs, involving a multi-plaintiff case before a federal judge in St. Louis. And the only verdict that favored Johnson & Johnson in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has been reversed.
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Risperdal Defense Verdict Overturned Due to “Erroneous Evidentiary Rulings”

Risperdal Defense Verdict Overturned Due to “Erroneous Evidentiary Rulings” November 27, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: There are further details available as to the reversal, earlier this month of a Risperidal side effects defense verdict originally delivered in a Risperdal case from 2015. The finding for the defense also served to deny the plaintiff of any chance for a new trial. Thanks to the findings of a judiciary panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania on November 13, not only is the original defense verdict vacated, but the plaintiff will get a new trial after all.
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New Risperdal Trial Ordered

New Risperdal Trial Ordered November 15, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Philadelphia, PA: The makers of Risperdal, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and its parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) must face a retrial of a lawsuit alleging their anti-psychotic drug Risperdal caused the plaintiff, a young man referred to as WC, to grow female-like breasts.
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Gynecomastia Risperdal Plaintiff Wins First Lawsuit Outside Philadelphia Court

Gynecomastia Risperdal Plaintiff Wins First Lawsuit Outside Philadelphia Court October 27, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Syracuse, NY: A federal jury at the beginning of October found that Johnson & Johnson and Janssen, the Risperdal manufacturer, failed to warn about gynecomastia to doctors and patients and awarded a young man $1million.
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New York State Risperdal Plaintiff Awarded $1 Million

New York State Risperdal Plaintiff Awarded $1 Million October 11, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Syracuse, NY: One of the few Risperdal lawsuits to be tried outside Philadelphia has resulted in a win for the plaintiff, a resident of Troy in New York State who was awarded $1 million in compensation. A jury in US District Court, Northern District of New York delivered their verdict in the trial on September 27, awarding 24-year-old Shaquil Byrd $500,000 for past and/or present pain and suffering, as well as an additional $500,000 for future pain and suffering.
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Risperdal Judge Explains Reasons for Denying Janssen a New Trial

Risperdal Judge Explains Reasons for Denying Janssen a New Trial September 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: As the manufacturer of Risperdal (risperidone) continues their attempts to have a recent plaintiff verdict overturned, the Pennsylvania state judge assigned to the case explained last month why he denied a request by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. for a new trial in the Risperdal side effects lawsuit.
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