Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $2.5 million in damages to a 20-year-old man who allegedly experienced substantial breast growth while taking Risperdal as a child. The month-long Risperdal lawsuit verdict was handed down on February 24, 2015 after a trial in which the plaintiff claimed he did not receive adequate warnings about the risk of gynecomastia in young men and boys taking Risperdal. Gynecomastia, a condition that involves the development of full male breasts and often requires surgical removal, can cause severe psychological injury as well as embarrassment.
If you took Risperdal and experienced side effects including gynecomastia, contact Attorney Group. We are currently offering free comprehensive case evaluations, and we can connect you with an affiliated attorney if you have a case. You could be eligible to seek compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Philadelphia Jury Finds Johnson
& Johnson Failed to Warn of Dangers
The $2.5 million Risperdal verdict came in one out of the approximately 1,250 Risperdal lawsuits currently pending against Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen subsidiary in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. All similar complaints filed throughout state courts in Pennsylvania were consolidated as part of the mass tort litigation. The plaintiff in the February 24 verdict was eight years old when he began to take Risperdal in 2002. He reportedly stopped using the medication in 2006, and claimed he experienced abnormal breast growth.
Filings in the Philadelphia Risperdal lawsuit allege that Johnson & Johnson knew of the potential relationship between gynecomastia and Risperdal as early as 2001, but neglected to warn the medical community and parents until 2006.
The Philadelphia jury found that Janssen Pharmaceuticals was negligent for failing to adequately warn the medical community and the public about the risk of gynecomastia in Risperdal patients, and awarded the plaintiff $2.5 million in damages. Risperdal lawsuit attorneys have closely watched the case, as it is one of the first Risperdal case to go before a jury.
Do You Have Questions About Filing a Risperdal Lawsuit?
If you or someone you love took Risperdal and was diagnosed with gynecomastia, you could be eligible to pursue a claim for compensation from the manufacturer. To learn more about your options, contact Attorney Group. There is no out-of-pocket cost to receive a comprehensive case evaluation. If you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated Risperdal gynecomastia attorney who can file a lawsuit on your behalf and help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.