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Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

This case involved the most recent verdict in the legion of Risperdal cases pending against Johnson & Johnson and their subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The plaintiff, W.C., was off-label prescribed the Risperdal for approximately five years in order to manage his Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. The plaintiff alleged that as a result of taking Risperdal, he developed size 44-DD breasts, which have disfigured him. Risperdal was approved by the FDA in ________ for the treatment of adult schizophrenics. It was approved by the FDA in October ________ for the treatment of irritability associated with autistic disorder in children and adolescents. It has never been approved by the FDA to treat ADD/ADHD or ODD.

In March ________, the plaintiff filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The plaintiff accused the defendants of failing to provide an adequate warning about the dangers associated with their product, notably the risk of gynecomastia in off-label use in children and adolescents. The defendants denied these allegations. The plaintiff sought recovery of damages for his disfigurement at trial.

The 12-member jury found that the defendants failed to warn about the risks of gynecomastia. However, the jury found that Risperdal did not cause the plaintiff’s breast growth.

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