PHILADELPHIA – Johnson & Johnson did not market anti-psychotic drug Risperdal off-label to pediatricians and pediatric psychologists prior to receiving Food & Drug Administration approval, according to a senior official testifying in a trial meant to determine if the pharmaceutical giant will be penalized with punitive damages.
PHILADELPHIA – Testimony in the Risperdal punitive damages trial continued Thursday with a former Food & Drug Administration commissioner who said Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals sought to promote use of Risperdal in children and adolescents, before it was given such approval – but the company maintains it was safe for that age group.
PHILADELPHIA – On the first day of a trial that could expose Johnson & Johnson to millions of dollars in punitive damages, the company moved for a mistrial after plaintiffs attorneys reminded jurors of its massive value but was denied.
PHILADELPHIA – In pre-trial bench memorandums filed over the weekend, Johnson & Johnson believes the testimony of prescribing physicians would provide additional context for its actions in trying to repel a punitive damages claim made against it by a man who alleges he was disfigured by Risperdal’s side effect of gynecomastia.
PITTSBURGH - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed that a couple are not subject to arbitration in their negligence claim against a wealth management company and their securities broker after they lost investments.
HARRISBURG - A group of Lower Merion Township retired police officers had to pay Social Security taxes on township contributions, an appeals court recently ruled, and therefore those contributions should have been included in their pensions, it said in remanding their lawsuit back to the lower court that ruled against them earlier.
PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Philadelphia woman who claimed an ambulance company’s personnel responsible for attending to her father in a medical emergency caused him fatal injury has been settled, according to court records.
PHILADELPHIA – On Monday, a new punitive damages trial will begin in a Philadelphia courtroom for a case involving anti-psychotic drug Risperdal that initially ended with a $1 million-plus plaintiff verdict in 2015, in a jurisdiction with a history of high-dollar results.
PHILADELPHIA – Litigation filed by a train repairman who alleged both Conrail and Norfolk Southern Railway disregarded the Federal Employers Liability Act by exposing him to repetitive occupational trauma and leaving him with permanent shoulder and knee injuries, has discontinued his case without prejudice.
PHILADELPHIA – Chicago-based Exelon Corporation has been dismissed from a lawsuit filed by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) employees against it, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation the City of Philadelphia and PECO Energy company, for injuries they allegedly sustained in a gas leak explosion in 2016.
PHILADELPHIA – A father-daughter pair of plaintiffs from the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia who sued their property owner and manager for alleged exposure to both mold and insecticides in their apartment have settled their litigation.