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Pa. Appeals Court Asked To Lift Cap On Risperdal Damages

Law360, Philadelphia (July 25, 2017, 5:51 PM EDT) -- The application of a New Jersey law limiting the availability of punitive damages against drugmakers unfairly curbed a Maryland man’s potential recovery from a Johnson & Johnson unit in a case over breast growth attributed to the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, a Pennsylvania appeals court heard during oral arguments on Tuesday.

Kline & Specter PC attorney Chip Becker argued that plaintiff Nicholas Murray was left holding the short end of the stick after being subjected to both a cap on noneconomic damages under Maryland law and an order entered under New Jersey law preventing Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. from facing punitive damages in...

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