Tuesday, October 15, 2019
$8 Billion Punies Verdict Against J&J
I'm a bit late reporting this, but last week a Philadelphia jury awarded $8 billion in punitive damages to a man who alleged a drug manufactured by J&J caused him to grow breasts. The lawsuit claimed J&J was aware of the risk, but failed to warn physicians. In 2015, the plaintiff was awarded $680,000 in compensatory damages. Undoubtedly a challenge based on the ratio is forthcoming. America Now has details.