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Pa. Justices Suggest Juries Should Decide Risperdal Time Bar

Law360, Harrisburg (May 16, 2019, 7:25 PM EDT) -- In an appeal implicating thousands of pending lawsuits in Philadelphia, members of Pennsylvania’s highest court suggested on Thursday that case-by-case determinations were needed to decide whether claims over abnormal breast growth linked to the antipsychotic drug Risperdal had been brought within the statute of limitations.

Justice Max Baer appeared to credit arguments from Charles “Chip” Becker, an attorney with Kline & Specter PC representing the two men at the center of appeal, that factual disputes over when his clients should have been able to make a connection between their injuries and the Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. medication precluded a trial judge from deciding on...

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