J&J Unit Slammed With $70M Verdict In Philly Risperdal Trial

By Matt Fair (July 1, 2016, 1:20 PM EDT) -- A Johnson & Johnson unit was slapped with a $70 million verdict on Friday as a Philadelphia jury found that the antipsychotic drug Risperdal had caused an adolescent boy to grow female breasts.

Janssen Pharmaceuticals has lost its latest case over the antipsychotic drug Risperdal in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, this time to the tune of $70 million, the largest verdict yet. (Credit: AP) The verdict easily eclipses three other victories, totaling $4.75 million, that plaintiffs have notched so far in the first handful of Risperdal-related cases that Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. has defended in the Philadelphia County Court...

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