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Causation is usually simple: this happened because of that. The wheel fell off my bicycle, causing me to fall and break my arm. Legal causation is not so simple, and it can be very difficult to prove in a civil case. Legal causation or “proximate cause” involves an event (or thing) which is sufficiently related […]

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On July 1, 2016 a jury in Philadelphia sent a very loud and angry message to Johnson & Johnson. After a lengthy trial, the jury awarded a young boy who grew breasts after taking the drug Risperdal a staggering $70,000,000.00. This verdict is far and away the largest money judgment awarded (yet) to a victim […]

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I have written on this site about the horrific side effects that some young men have suffered as a result of taking the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.  Check out my recent post on the subject for further information. Risperdal was developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a company owned by Johnson & Johnson) to treat symptoms of schizophrenia […]

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This is the story of the lawsuit involving Austin Pledger, an autistic boy who grew large female breasts as a result of taking Johnson & Johnson’s antipsychotic drug Risperdal. In most product liability cases, injured persons bring claims based on one of three legal theories: (1) a defect in manufacturing the product, (2) a defect […]

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Unless you do not own a television, you have likely seen the endless parade of commercials for drugs in this country. Apparently there is a medication that can fix any problem you have–hair loss, high cholesterol, even of course the dreaded erectile dysfunction. Drugs make corporations billions of dollars each year. If they didn’t you […]

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I need to pause for a moment in discussing artificial hip litigation and draw your attention to a shocking series of articles on the Johnson & Johnson drug, Risperdal.  Steven Brill has written a compelling series titled America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker.  Brill makes the argument that Johnson & Johnson pushed the prescription drug Risperdal onto […]

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I’ve been writing about medical device and prescription drug litigation since 2015. Specifically, I’ve looked at lawsuits involving failed medical devices such as artificial hips, artificial knees, surgical mesh, and others, as well as harmful prescription drugs such as Xarelto, Viagra, Invokana, and Risperdal. Sadly, I never run out of devices or drugs to write […]

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Let me state the obvious: companies sell you stuff with one purpose in mind, to make money. McDonald’s doesn’t sell you quarter pounders because the company believes what you need to live a better life is to eat more quarter pounders. The NRA doesn’t advocate gun ownership because it believes you need to own five […]

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I got a desperate phone call the other day. The call came from a man several states away. Let’s call him “Bill.” Bill had hip replacement surgery in 2007. The Depuy ASR artificial hip was implanted. He began to suffer pain eighteen months later, in early 2009, and blood tests showed his cobalt and chromium […]

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To paraphrase Yogi Berra, your lawsuit ain’t over till it’s over. In a product liability case, most lawsuits end in a settlement. The plaintiff and the defendants work the case for a period of time, and eventually they sit down and hammer out a resolution to end the case. However, some product liability cases make […]