November 26, 2019 / 10:59 PM / 11 days ago

J&J loses bid to overturn $76.6 million Risperdal injury award

A Pennsylvania appeals court on Tuesday upheld a $76.6 million jury award to a man who claimed he developed breasts after using Johnson & Johnson’s antipsychotic drug Risperdal as a child and cleared the way for him to seek punitive damages.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court rejected J&J’s arguments that Andrew Yount’s claims under Tennessee law that the drugmaker failed to warn of the drug’s risks were preempted by federal law.

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