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Risperdal Lawsuit News: Pennsylvania Judge Won’t Reconsider Denial of Punitive Damages for Risperdal Gynecomastia Plaintiffs, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
Date:7/22/2014

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

The Pennsylvania judge overseeing hundreds of Risperdal lawsuits (http://www.risperdallawsuitcenter.com/ ) in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas won’t reconsider his decision to deny punitive damages in cases alleging the medication caused plaintiffs to develop gynecomastia (male breast growth), Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. In an Order dated July 18, 2014, Judge Arnold New also denied a plaintiffs’ request to certify the matter for an immediate appeal to the Pennsylvania Superior Court. (In Re: Risperdal Litigation, Case Number 100300296)

In May, Judge New had ruled that the New Jersey Product Liability Act would be applied to the Risperdal lawsuits, as the manufacturer of the medication is based in New Jersey. In disallowing punitive damage claims, the Order noted that the Act does not allow punitive damage awards in cases involving medications that were approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

“Our Firm is representing a number of clients who have filed Risperdal gynecomastia claims in this proceeding. It is important that all plaintiffs involved in this litigation understand that this latest decision does not in any way bar them from seeking compensatory damages. Their Risperdal lawsuits will continue to move forward,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free legal consultations to men and boys who allegedly developed gynecomastia due to their use of Risperdal.

Risperdal Gynecomastia Litigation
Court documents indicate that more than 600 Risperdal lawsuits are pending in Pennsylvania, hundreds of which were filed on behalf of men and boys w
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