Philly Judge Junks J&J Risperdal Case Midtrial

Law360, Philadelphia (December 13, 2016, 5:38 PM EST) -- A midtrial ruling by a Philadelphia judge rejecting expert causation testimony brought a premature end Tuesday to the latest case over allegations that the Johnson & Johnson antipsychotic drug Risperdal caused an adolescent boy to grow female breasts.

Judge Sean Kennedy in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas ruled from the bench on Tuesday morning that expert testimony offered by Mark Solomon could not support claims that Risperdal caused Tommy Moroni to develop breasts after he began taking the powerful antipsychotic as a 7-year-old boy living in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 2004.

"At the conclusion of my research and my...

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