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Second Gynecomastia Lawsuit Against Janssen Dismissed in Philadelphia

For the second time, a judge in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has thrown out a gynecomastia lawsuit filed against Janssen Pharmaceutical mid-trial. The Legal Intelligencer reports that on Monday, April 17, Judge Kenneth Powell of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where thousands …

Thousands of Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits Filed so Far This Year

In only the first three months of 2017, the number of Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits centralized in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has increased by more than 3,000 claims. According to Forbes, the number of gynecomastia lawsuits underway in the Philadelphia mass tort has now …

J&J Wants to Make It More Difficult to File Risperdal Lawsuits

Due to a massive growth spurt in the mass tort centralizing more than 2,000 Risperdal lawsuits before the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Johnson & Johnson has requested stricter requirements for new plaintiffs wishing to submit complaints. According to the Legal Intelligencer, attorneys for J&J …

Another Study Suggests Risperdal Unnecessary and Over-Prescribed for Children with ADHD

In gynecomastia lawsuits, thousands of plaintiffs allege that the drug Risperdal (risperidone) was prescribed to them to help control behavioral issues associated with conditions like ADHD, autism, and others and that the drug caused them to develop female breast tissue. Many of these plaintiffs also …

Another Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit Settled Before Trial

Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals settled another Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit shortly before the trial was set to begin. Law 360 reports that a spokeswoman for Janssen, Jessica Castles Smith, told reporters, “We resolved this case and the terms of the settlement …

15K Gynecomastia Lawsuit Plaintiffs Remain Hopeful Despite Recent Setback

On Tuesday, a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit was dismissed mid-trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas due to a lack of causation. This setback, however, has not diminished the hope of roughly 15,000 additional plaintiffs who seek compensation from the makers of this drug due …

Janssen Settles Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit Before Trial

It has been reported that Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals has settled a lawsuit in which the plaintiff claimed to have suffered from gynecomastia after taking their drug Risperdal shortly before the trial was set to begin. According to the Legal Intelligencer, the trial …

Small Group of Doctors Responsible for Over-Prescription of Risperdal to CA Foster Kids

Experts and caregivers have expressed concerns for many years that doctors may be overprescribing powerful antipsychotic medications like Risperdal to children in the foster care system, but this has been a difficult trend to track—and even more difficult to curtail. Many children in foster care …

$70 Million Verdict for Plaintiff in Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit

On Friday, Johnson & Johnson was dealt a massive blow when a Philadelphia jury awarded $70 million to the family of a boy who developed gynecomastia after taking the company’s antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Reuters reports that this jury in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, …

Foster Kids often Prescribed Antipsychotics without Proper Oversight

For years, researchers have sought to draw attention to what many claim is the over-prescription of antipsychotic medications such as Risperdal to children who are publicly insured, including foster children. Now, a recent report suggests that not only are these drugs still prescribed to foster …