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Phila. Court Cues Up Appeal Over Risperdal Punitive Damages Issue

Max Mitchell | May 25, 2016

A Philadelphia judge has urged the state Superior Court to affirm a $500,000 verdict awarded last year to a man who allegedly suffered excess growth of breast ­tissue as a result of taking the ­antipsychotic drug Risperdal.

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  • Death Caused by Misplaced Feeding Tube Leads to Verdict

    A Montgomery County jury handed up a verdict awarding $5 million to the family of an 88-year-old man who died after a feeding tube was improperly inserted into his lung, filling it with feeding solution.

  • Insurer Settles For $1.5M After Fatal Truck Crash

    On Oct. 24, 2014, plaintiff's decedent Rachel Eberly, 74, was driving on Ramona Road toward Route 422, in Myerstown. As she entered the intersection, the driver's side of her station wagon was broadsided by a pickup truck. She died instantly from multiple trauma. The pickup truck was driven by Earl Ebling, who had gone through a stop sign. He was charged with careless driving involving death, among other traffic violations.

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