Risperdal Lawsuit Defendants Denied Mistrial in Bellwether Gynecomastia Case, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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The Firm is representing numerous Risperdal lawsuit plaintiffs who are also alleged to have developed gynecomastia due to their use of the atypical antipsychotic medication.

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Our Firm is representing numerous Risperdal gynecomastia plaintiffs in this litigation, and this case could provide valuable insight into how juries will rule in other cases involving allegations of male breast growth.

The bellwether trial of a Risperdal lawsuit (http://www.risperdallawsuit2014.com/) alleging that use of the atypical antipsychotic can cause gynecomastia in boys is moving forward in Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, a defense request for a mistrial was summarily denied by the Court on February 3rd, after the judge overseeing the trial decided that plaintiffs could introduce a new expert witness in the midst of the proceeding. (Case No. 1204-01997)

“Our Firm is representing numerous Risperdal gynecomastia plaintiffs in this litigation, and this case could provide valuable insight into how juries will rule in other cases involving allegations of male breast growth. We are pleased that the trial is moving forward,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free legal consultations to men and boys who allegedly developed gynecomastia due to their use of Risperdal.

Risperdal Litigation
Court documents indicate that more than 1,200 Risperdal lawsuits have been filed in the Pennsylvania litigation on behalf of plaintiffs who allegedly developed gynecomastia and other serious side effect due to its use. The case currently at trial involves a 20-year-old autistic man who allegedly experienced excessive breast growth due to his use of Risperdal as an 8-year-old child. Like other Risperdal gynecomastia claims pending in the proceeding, this lawsuit alleges that Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals concealed information about the drug’s potential to cause gynecomastia in boys. The companies are also accused of improperly marketing Risperdal for off-label use in children prior to the FDA’s 2006 decision to approve the drug for a number of pediatric indications. (In Re: Risperdal Litigation, Case Number 100300296)

For a number of years, Johnson & Johnson and Janssen have faced scrutiny over their handling of Risperdal. In November 2013, for example, the companies agreed to pay $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil charges regarding the marketing of several medications, including Risperdal. Among other things, the U.S. Department of Justice had accused the drug makers of improperly promoting Risperdal for off-label pediatric uses long before they were approved by the FDA. (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 04-cv-1529)

Men and boys who allegedly developed gynecomastia due to Risperdal may be entitled to pursue their own claim against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen. To learn more about filing a Risperdal lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For a free case review, please call 800-511-5092.

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