Jury to Johnson & Johnson: Pay $1.75M Over Risperdal Dangers

A jury ordered a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary to pay $1.75 million to a Maryland man who developed breasts while taking the company’s antipsychotic drug, Risperdal. The trial was the third of thousands of lawsuits filed against the company with the help of of a Risperdal lawsuit attorney.. The jury found that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately disclose Risperdal dangers to patients and medical professionals, including the drug’s alleged link to male breast development.

If you or a loved one took Risperdal and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions, and if you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Risperdal lawyer. Your call is free, confidential, and without any obligation.

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Jury: Drug Maker Responsible For Plaintiff’s Mental Anguish

According to NorthJersey.com, about 1,500 men have their own lawsuits pending in the same Pennsylvania court that ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay the 21-year-old Maryland man, who filed suit against the drug maker after he developed allegedly breasts as a result of taking the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Janssen Pharmaceutica, the division of Johnson & Johnson that markets the prescription medication, has reportedly established a reserve in response to the approximately 5,400 lawsuits filed nationally against the company on behalf of patients who allegedly suffered harmful side effects after Risperdal.

The amount in the reserve has not yet been revealed, and whether the remaining plaintiffs filing suit against Johnson & Johnson will receive compensation from it for developing breasts due to Risperdal remains to be seen. However, a Philadelphia jury determined the company was indeed responsible for the mental anguish and disfigurement allegedly suffered by the plaintiff who began taking the drug as a teen, and awarded him $1.75 million in damages, the website reported.

Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation

Drug manufacturers have a duty to ensure their products are accompanied by full and accurate instructions and warnings to guide prescribing doctors and other health care providers in making treatment decisions. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

Patients who are injured by Risperdal may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
  • Loss of income or ability to work

If a patient dies from complications after taking Risperdal, his or her family members may be able to pursue claims for their loved one’s wrongful death. Compensation may include:

  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
  • Medical expenses
  • Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death

Affected families are encouraged to speak with a Risperdal lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.

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