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As Risperdal Lawsuits Move Forward, Wright & Schulte LLC Learns of Bid to Keep Clinical Studies Sealed in Pennsylvania Risperdal Litigation
Date:12/11/2013

(PRWEB) December 11, 2013

Wright & Schulte LLC has learned that Johnson & Johnson has filed a motion in Risperdal lawsuits pending in Pennsylvania state court to keep sealed certain clinical studies pertaining to the antipsychotic drug. According to court documents filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, the studies were originally sealed in 2011. In its November 26th motion, Johnson & Johnson urged the Court to allow the studies to stay sealed, as they were intended to be used by researchers and regulators, not the general public. (In Re: Risperdal Litigation, Case ID. 100300296)

The firm indicates that court records show more than 200 Risperdal lawsuits are pending in Pennsylvania, dozens of which were filed on behalf of alleged victims of gynecomastia, or male breast growth. Plaintiffs in these Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits allege the use of the drug caused them to develop breasts so large that they have had to undergo liposuction or mastectomies to remove excess breast tissue. Even after undergoing breast reduction surgery, affected patients allegedly suffered psychological and emotional distress due to the development of gynecomastia. The complaints also accuse Johnson & Johnson of concealing the risk of male breast growth from patients and the medical community.

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Wright & Schulte LLC has also learned from a Bloomberg.com report of October 2012, Johnson & Johnson reached undisclosed settlements in five Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits filed in the Pennsylvania litigation just before the cases went to trial. However, dozens of such claims
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