When Pharmaceuticals Harm Our Children

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When Pharmaceuticals Harm Our Children

In a 15 chapter docuseries, the Huffington Post described the inner-makings of big pharma, specifically Johnson & Johnson’s manufacture and sale of its anti-psychotic drug, Risperdal.  The docuseries has a number of insights about this business, including this piece:

In describing how a Wall Street financial analyst disregarded a recent multi-million dollar verdict against the company for Risperdal causing a young boy to grow female breasts, the series author describes the analyst as saying:  “All the big pharma” have lawsuits, the analyst concluded, sipping an espresso, “It’s just not a big deal.”  Big pharma chalks this up to the cost of doing business.  The article describes that with $20.6 billion in profits in 2014, setting aside $500 million or even $1 billion a year to cover payouts for boys deformed by this drug doesn’t put much of a dent in the company’s financials.

To learn more about the business of big pharma and the Risperdal litigation, the full docuseries can be found at this website:  https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/miracleindustry/americas-most-admired-lawbreaker/

I serve on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee of the California consolidation of Risperdal cases.  I also actively represent hundreds of male plaintiffs who allege they grew enlarged female breasts from the drug Risperdal.  I have represented victims of big pharma for years.  Parts of the docuseries mentioned above ring true based on my experience litigating these cases.  If you or a loved one has suffered injury from Risperdal or another pharmaceutical, please contact me.  I would be happy to talk to you about your experience.


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