Causation Key For J&J In Philly Risperdal Fight

Law360, Philadelphia (May 26, 2015, 6:56 PM EDT) -- Bolstered by a March verdict clearing a Johnson & Johnson unit of liability despite a finding that its Risperdal warning labels were inadequate, the company is likely to keep the focus on whether the antipsychotic drug actually caused a plaintiff's abnormal breast growth as another trial begins Wednesday in Philadelphia.

Experts say that muddying the waters for jurors when it comes to the causal link between Risperdal and abnormal breast growth in plaintiff Christopher Walker, who is the third Risperdal patient whose claims are to be decided by a Philadelphia jury, will likely prove easier for the Johnson & Johnson unit...

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