3 Lawsuits Against Janssen Risperdal – Class Action Claims and Implications to Janssen Business Strategy

If you or a loved one has been prescribed Risperdal to treat man boobs and suffered negative side effects such as gynecomastia, you may be able to file a claim for compensation with the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer. A doctor who presciently recommended the medication to a patient may be liable for medical negligence. You can pursue a case in either civil or criminal court. There are laws in both states to protect men who suffer from gynecomastia.

At present, there are dozens of lawsuits filed across the country in connection with this medication. Philadelphia lawyers have seen an upsurge in these cases. One doctor who is particularly notorious for prescribing medications to patients with gynecomastia is Dr. Edward Burns, an orthopedic surgeon from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. In a report filed in February 2021, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) stated that it is aware of seven lawsuits that have been filed in connection to Dr. Burns’ services. Out of those seven suits, three have been filed in Philadelphia.

In one lawsuit, a former male patient of Dr. Burns’ prescribed Risperdal to treat enlarged breasts. The drug did not treat the gynecomastia but only had an adverse reaction with another member of his sex. When this happened, the man reportedly went to his girlfriend and asked her to put some of the drug on his breasts. When she refused, the man says that he ended their relationship. He claims that he still suffers from the adverse reaction to this drug and is now suing Dr. Burns and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the company that manufactured Risperdal. His lawsuit is scheduled to start trial in June.

Another man, identified as “TP” in the initial lawsuit, was another man who sought relief from an adverse reaction to Janssen’s Provestra. According to the complaint, “TP” became depressed as he struggled with his enlarged breasts. He went to a doctor for depression and was diagnosed with gynecomastia. The court found Janssen liable for giving this man the drug Provestra and ruled that Janssen did provide inadequate information to consumers about the adverse reaction that could arise from using Provestra.

The second lawsuit is pending in another federal court. This lawsuit, brought forth by a plaintiff who goes by the name of “Individual A”, claims to be a direct result of the first lawsuit. The plaintiff is seeking more than a billion dollars in damages on the grounds that Janssen acted unreasonably and violated the consumer drug safety act. The defendant has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that Individual A’s lawsuit was not brought within the statute of limitations. This appeal will likely be heard by the fourth Circuit of Appeals.

A third lawsuit has been brought against Janssen Pharmaceuticals. This lawsuit is brought forth by “platesurance carrier” named “John Doe”. In this suit, the plaintiff is seeking undisclosed amounts for medical care and suffering. Janssen has filed a motion to dismiss this case stating that there are no such statutes of limitations in relation to these types of mass tort litigation.

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