December 6th, 2018 by Rieders Travis in Products Liability

Pledger v. Janssen Pharms., Inc., 2018 Superior Ct., LEXIS 1167 (October 31, 2018) Strassburger, J.-This case is another, gynecomastia verdict of 2.5 million dollars against the pharmaceutical manufacturer. The defendant was Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson. The court said that Frye did not prevent the doctor from testifying. The gynecomastia was caused by Risperdal. The doctor can make the diagnosis who testified based on photographs alone. This case is consistent with other similar decisions on the same subject. Differential diagnosis is a generally accepted methodology.