J&J Loses Pa. High Court Appeal Bid In $70M Risperdal Case
By Matt Fair (September 1, 2020, 3:50 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Tuesday it would not hear an appeal from a Johnson & Johnson unit aimed at striking down a $70 million verdict won four years ago by a man who grew breasts after taking the antipsychotic drug Risperdal as a child.
J&J subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. had asked the justices to review the case following a Pennsylvania Superior Court ruling rejecting arguments that the seven-figure verdict, which was aimed at compensating 20-year-old Andrew Yount for psychological and emotional damage he claims he suffered as a result of his condition, was excessive.
But in a one-page order Tuesday, the...
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