Janssen Can't Use Tenn. Law To Nix $70M Risperdal Verdict

Law360 (November 26, 2019, 8:14 PM EST) -- A Johnson & Johnson unit can't cite a Tennessee law to duck a Philadelphia jury's $70 million compensatory damages award to a male patient whose use of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal since he was 4½ led him to develop breasts, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled Tuesday.

The three-judge panel affirmed the September 2016 verdict in favor of the plaintiffs, identified only as 20-year-old Tennessee resident A.Y. and his mother, ruling that the trial court was right to reject Janssen Pharmaceuticals' argument that it was impossible to comply with both Tennessee law and federal law for labeling Risperdal and stating its...

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