Johnson & Johnson has been ordered by a Philadelphia jury to pay $2.5 million to a 20-year-old autistic man from Alabama – who developed size 46 DD breasts as a young teenager – because the company failed to adequately warn of that potential side effect from his use of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.
This was the first Risperdal case to go to jury that was related to the condition gynecomastia – which causes abnormal development of breasts in males. The lawsuit claimed that J&J had knowingly hid the risks of gynecomastia, and came after several other similar cases were settled in recent years. Continue reading
The Topeka Capital Journal reported that the Better Business Bureau warned consumers of the dangers of ignoring product recalls. According to the Better Business Bureau, every product created is a possible recall candidate. Consumers who do not check whether or not their product has been recalled, could be placing themselves and others in harm’s way.
We, here at Saunders and Walker, P.A., try to keep you updated on product recalls. However, it is not possible to report on every recall of every product. For that reason, we strongly urge consumers to be proactive in researching products before and after purchases. Continue reading