Mom Says She Only Learned Of Risperdal Risks Via Atty Ad

Law360, Philadelphia (February 6, 2015, 6:30 PM EST) -- The mother of an autistic boy who grew breasts after taking the Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. drug Risperdal choked back tears as she told a Philadelphia jury on Friday that she first learned about a possible link between the medication and her son's condition after seeing an attorney advertisement on TV.

Benita Pledger testified that she'd previously believed her son's breasts were a result of the significant weight gained he experienced after he was prescribed the Johnson & Johnson unit's powerful antipsychotic drug in 2002, and not from a condition known as gynecomastia in which males experience the abnormal growth of female...

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