Jury Verdict News: Alabama Man Awarded $2.5 Million in Damages After a Drug Allegedly Gave Him Breasts

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It is the first of thousands of such cases nationwide – 1,200 are pending in the Philadelphia court alone – to get a jury verdict, Kline tells PEOPLE.

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A Philadelphia Common Pleas jury Tuesday awarded $2.5 million in damages to an Alabama man with autism who took the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal as a teen and grew size 46DD breasts, according to Thomas Kline, the man’s attorney.

“This trial is important publicly because it provided for the first time a window into the real risks of the drug,” Kline told the Philadelphia Daily News.

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