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Clickbait Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay man $8bn over... breast growth

llien

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US drug firm Johnson & Johnson has been told to pay $8bn (£6.6bn) in punitive damages to a man over claims he was not warned that an antipsychotic drug could lead to breast growth.
A Philadelphia jury made the award to Nicholas Murray, 26, whose case was one of thousands pending in the state.
His lawyers argued that J&J subsidiary Janssen put "profits over patients" in marketing the drug Risperdal.
J&J will appeal the ruling, which it said was "grossly disproportionate".

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Could someone elaborate how court comes up with these exorbitant figures?
 

iconmaster

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Eight billion? He should get something, but... wow. How big were these breasts? I'd expect at least an I-cup at that amount.
 
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$8bn is an offense to everyone being wronged everyday by one thing or another and getting jack shit for it.

Maybe some of it will kick back to the judge, it’s the only explanation I find.
 
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US drug firm Johnson & Johnson has been told to pay $8bn (£6.6bn) in punitive damages to a man over claims he was not warned that an antipsychotic drug could lead to breast growth.
A Philadelphia jury made the award to Nicholas Murray, 26, whose case was one of thousands pending in the state.
His lawyers argued that J&J subsidiary Janssen put "profits over patients" in marketing the drug Risperdal.
J&J will appeal the ruling, which it said was "grossly disproportionate".

BBC


Could someone elaborate how court comes up with these exorbitant figures?
Juries are unpredictable, and often comprise of people with no legal training who may not have even finished high school. It sounds extremely unlikely a judge would order these kind of damages, and I would put my money on the judge reducing the award substantially on motion.
 

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How much does the pill cost versus implants and what are the results like? Maybe J&J can start selling these to women.