Johnson & Johnson hit with $8 billion verdict

October 10, 2019  13:45

By decision of the Philadelphia court, the American company Johnson & Johnson will have to pay $ 8 billion to Nicholas Murray in compensation for the side effect of taking an antipsychotic, Reuters reported.

“This jury, as have other juries in other litigations, once again imposed punitive damages on a corporation that valued profits over safety and profits over patients,” Murray’s lawyers, Tom Kline and Jason Itkin, said in a joint statement. “Johnson & Johnson and (subsidiary) Janssen chose billions over children.”

A jury in 2015 awarded Murray $1.75 million after finding J&J was negligent in failing to warn of the risk of gynecomastia. A state appeals court upheld the verdict in February 2018 but reduced it to $680,000.

 

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