Risperdal Patient Slams J&J's Bid To Dodge Damages Trial

Law360 (August 13, 2019, 7:18 PM EDT) -- A young man on Monday urged a Pennsylvania judge to proceed with a punitive damages trial in September against Johnson & Johnson over claims that the anti-psychotic Risperdal he took as a child caused him to develop breasts.

Nicholas Murray said that under Maryland law, a plaintiff can recover punitive damages if they can show that a defendant knew about the defect and its danger and disregarded the potential harm for others. Murray in 2015 was awarded a $1.75 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., which found that company failed to properly disclose the risks of abnormal...

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