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June 2015 Archives

Second Jury Finds Janssen Failed To Warn Of Risperdal Risks

This year, two juries in Philadelphia have found that Johnson & Johnson division, Janssen, failed to warn about the risk of male breast growth associated with the use of the drug, Risperdal.  In February, a jury rendered a $2.5 million verdict for a young male who had developed size 44DD breasts after using Risperdal for behavioral issues stemming from autism.  In March, in the second trial on this issue, a jury decided that the manufacturer failed to properly warn of the risk of gynecomastia but ultimately ruled that Risperdal did not cause that plaintiff's breast growth.

Jean Martin Elected As American Bar Foundation Fellow

Attorney Jean Sutton Martin has been elected as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary society whose membership is limited to one-third of one percent of legal professionals in America. Selection as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation is recognition of a lawyer as one whose professional, public and private career has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of the community, the traditions of the profession and the maintenance and advancement of the objectives of the American Bar Association.

Jury Finds Risperdal Linked To Gynecomastia In Young Man

Earlier this year, a Philadelphia jury awarded $2.5 million for a young man who had developed gynecomastia as a result of taking Risperdal.  The jury found that Janssen, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, failed to adequately warn of the risk of gynecomastia -  a condition which causes men and boys to develop breasts.

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