Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $8 billion to a resident of Maryland, who because of the side effect of the company’s drug got his breasts grew.
The American’s parents gave their child the drug Risperdal against schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
After completing the medication, the patient suddenly noticed that his breasts began to grow. The company kept silent about such side effects. This was the reason for the appeal to the court – the outraged man is sure that the company knew about the possible risks.
Founded in 1886, Johnson&Johnson is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cosmetic and sanitary products and medical equipment. In 2017, J&J’s turnover made up some $76 billion.