Man who grew breasts after taking autism drug wins £6bn in damages

A man who grew breasts after taking an autism drug has been given £6billion in damages 😲

10/9/2019 11:22:00 AM

A man who grew breasts after taking an autism drug has been given £6billion in damages 😲

A MAN who grew breasts after taking an autism drug has scooped £6billion in punitive damages from Johnson & Johnson in the US. Nicholas Murray’s win before a court in Philadelphia paves t…

9:35A MAN who grew breasts after taking an autism drug has scooped £6billion in punitive damages from Johnson & Johnson in the US.Nicholas Murray's win before a court in Philadelphia paves the way for "thousands of Risperdal cases" pending in the state of Pennsylvania, reports Reuters.

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3Johnson & Johnson said it's confident of overturning the £6billion awardCredit: Reuters3Anti-psychotic drug Risperdal was prescribed to Nicholas Murray as a youngsterHis lawyers, Tom Kline and Jason Itkin, criticised J&J and its subsidiary Janssen for chasing profit at all costs, and "choosing billions over children".

But the pharmaceutical giant said the massive pay out was "grossly disproportionate" and that it was "confident it will be overturned" at appeal.In his lawsuit, Murray, now 26, alleged that he developed breasts after his doctors began prescribing him Risperdal off-label in 2003 after a psychologist diagnosed him with autism spectrum disorder.

He, like other male plaintiffs in the mass tort litigation over Risperdal, claims he developed breasts after he took the medicine as a child.APPROVED 1993The US Food and Drug Administration approved the anti-psychotic drug in late 1993 for treating schizophrenia and episodes of bipolar mania in adults.

Doctors are allowed to prescribe medicines as they see fit, while companies are only allowed to promote their drugs for approved uses.A jury in 2015 awarded Murray $1.75m (£1.4m) after finding J&J was negligent in failing to warn of the risk of gynaecomastia - sometimes referred to as "man boobs".

A state appeals court upheld the verdict in February 2018 but reduced it to $680,000 (£556,000).Reuters says that plaintiffs in the mass tort litigation had been barred from seeking punitive damages since 2014, in line with a judge's ruling covering all states.

"£6BILLION EXCESSIVE"But, last year a Pennsylvania Superior Court ruling cleared the way for punitive damages awards, holding that the law of each plaintiff’s state should instead apply.Johnson and Johnson immediately denounced Murray's £6billion award after the jury's decision in the Court of Common pleas, saying it was "excessive and unfounded".

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However, Murray's lawyers slated the firm, saying it used an organised scheme to make billions of dollars while illegally marketing and promoting the drug.Kline and Itkin said that J&J was "a corporation that valued profits over safety and profits over patients".

OTHER COMPENSATION WINSwoman who developed cancer linked to asbestosin J&J's talc won £32m.Nancy Cabibi from Hasuer in Idaho, was told she had mesothelioma in 2017 and was forced to undergo years of surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy in a bid to place her into remission.

And in August, a US judge ordered the pharmaceutical giant to pay £470m for fuelling a deadly "opiate crisis".Oklahoma District Judge Thad Balkman agreed J&J may have been responsible for some of the 6,000in the state since 2000.The firm's lawyers said they would appeal the ruling to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

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Johnson & Johnson manufactures household products like baby powder and cotton buds as well as prescription pharmaceuticals.Among its drugs are powerful and addictive painkillers known as, which have been involved in as many as 400,000 overdose deaths in the US from 1999 to 2017, according to health bosses.

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What is gynaecomastia?Gynaecomastia - sometimes referred to as "man boobs" - is a common condition that causes boys' and men's breasts to swell and become larger than normal. Read more: The Sun »

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That went tits up so it did Holbornlolz Bloody hell he can buy. a solid gold bra now. Hes done good 7k to get them removed and the rest is pocket change lol I'm growing my own chest sod it That explains a lot For 10 milliin id take a new fanny to Holbornlolz I'd never leave the house..... Ridiculous Plenty of women would pay millions for the drug👍

DavePafcPayne 😲 A pill .... Your told from day one this can happen along with milk production. Obviously they took the risk Holbornlolz I'm going to see how much I can get out of McDonald's then, ever since I started eating that stuff I've grown tits as well🤔 Holbornlolz Where can one buy a drug such as this?... asking for a friend..

Holbornlolz He's gonna be buying some fancy new bras. Ummm he needs to adopt me...thats right ...i wont complain about the boobs🤧😭😭😭🤦‍♀️🙆‍♀️🙆‍♀️🗣🗣🗣 And a contract to model Triumph bras. Bur I bet he plays with them under the bed covers at night. 40 years of drinking your product has left me with the same problem TennentsLager - Stand By for my solicitors letter.

Busted 🤪😎 WTF 6 billion, I'd have the tits on me head for that Doesn’t it say in the side effects section that it may enhance your breasts..? Jesus if I grew breasts I’d be spunking on my own chest every night 👊🏻💦💦💦 Holbornlolz And the drug manufacturer could make ten times that now they know what it can do.

Holbornlolz The irony is that there is currently an epidemic of young autistic males desperately trying to grow breasts. thank you for the mammaries Holbornlolz So was he 'knockered for 6' when he heard the award? well that went tits up Can I have some I wanna go from an egg cup to a full bouncy pair! Wow some pronouns would pay thousands for that..

6 Billion quid and a pair of bangers to play with every day. Happy days 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Only SIX, get a new Attorney. Speedy_Matt_ Well that went tits up. Jesus,,,, I would grow a pair of tit's for that money Holbornlolz Six billion AND free tits? Can I get some of these drugs? That’s a lot for boobs A guy who grew breasts gets 6 billion. A woman who developed cancer only 32 million.

Where can I get this drug? Richard Speck. I watched a documentary, he was quite weak minded grew breasts in the clink as a means to avoid being beaten up.

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